Get real with how you’re spending your time
How do you actually know that all your productivity tips and tricks are working, and that you’re actually spending time on what you say is important to you?
You can get real by actually tracking how you really spend your days. One way to do this is by using your smartphone’s built-in Calendar app, and tracking what you do with your schedule, then reviewing it at the end of the week.
(Pro-tip: Use Google Calendar as your core Calendar app, and sync everything to that, so you can see everything synced up on any platform.)
You can also track how you’re spending time on your computer with the RescueTime app, so you’ll get reports on how much time you’re really surfing Facebook versus being in your Excel sheet. The paid version lets you log what you do in real time, so you get a bigger picture of how you spend your time.