Sometimes it probably feels as if your time is spinning out of control. There are too many things on your plate, too many places you need to go, and too many projects you need to complete. That’s understandable—but the panic and anxiety surrounding time management doesn’t help you be more productive. Instead, there’s a process that you might want to consider in order to feel better about your hours and minutes: time tracking.

Time tracking is just that—making careful note of each and every minute of your day. Now if that sounds onerous, don’t be scared; it’s not about giving you yet one more thing to do. Time tracking is about analyzing your time and figuring out where you’re using it well and where you are not. It’s also about making better use of your time, and figuring out that being 1,000 places at once isn’t good for you or your business. To learn more about time tracking, see the insights in this graphic.

About the Author:

Barbara Clifford (The Time Tamer) is a time management & stress management enthusiast based in Alice Springs, Australia. She has spent over 20 years working in time precious and stressful industries such as film, hospitality and marketing. She has always had a burning passion for creating order and making sense of things. She is sought after like a beacon in a sea of chaos to provide professional development in the business environment through workshop training, coaching, mentoring, online training programs, webinars and as a guest speaker around Australia. Her professional experience has included contracts with small business, Not For Profits, Aboriginal Organisations, Media, Marketing, Aged Care, Universities, Health Services and Cruise Ships. Follow Barbara on Twitter @barbclifford.