Everybody wants to get more done, but they never seem to be able to find the time. So, since we can’t make more time, we have to learn to make better use of the time we have available to us. It’s time to become more organized, more efficient, and make the most of the time we have.

The first thing you need to do is take a long, hard look at yourself and your daily routine. Track what you do, keep a record. Be honest with yourself when creating those records of your daily activities. Pay attention to the little details, they all add up. The more hectic your day, the more attention you need to pay.

Keep track of everything, time spent making calls, time spent stuck in traffic, time spent talking to your boss, or your employees. More importantly, keep track of the little stuff. How much time did you spend looking for that pen this morning? That one document? A particular file? You’ll be surprised how much time you lose each day just looking for things on your desk or your computer.

Track these things for a couple of weeks, and then take a look at what you’ve got, use it to work out a plan of action to help you get more out of your day.