You will never “find” time for anything – you must make it.

by josh on September 4, 2012

So, you say that you never have time to {work, play, cook, sleep, insert here}?  Well, I’d like you to prove yourself wrong. I’ve created a personal time tracking sheet spaced in 30-minute intervals for you to track your day. Print it out and start tracking yourself tomorrow.

I suggest doing this for 7 days straight. Make sure you are honest and describe the task in detail.

Are you up for the test?

After each day, analyze how well you spent your time. You’ll be surprised at how much time you spend on {email, facebook, watching TV, surfing the web, talking, insert here}. Place your thoughts in the “notes” section on the tracking sheet. At the end of 7 days, see how you improved each day and how you plan to improve moving forward. I recommend doing this exercise ever 3-6 months, or when you are feeling overwhelmed.

This exercise is best paired with a Google Calendar to plan the following day. Compare this time tracker to your calendar to see how well you stayed on track. Don’t be afraid to plan your day by the hour – just remember to put some personal time in there to {work out, hang out with friends, laugh, insert here}.

If you are up to the challenge – post a comment on this blog post explaining your goals. Ex. “I want to see if I can make more time to {be at home with my family, get homework done, work out, start a business, insert here}”


30-Minute Time Tracker Personal Productivity Sheet DOWNLOAD (1 page):



Josh Elizetxe is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and investor. He is based in Arizona, but frequently travels the West Coast.

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