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Time Management Assessment

Part One: How Well Do I Save Time?

Give yourself 2 points for each of the following habits you have.

1. I take advantage of my learning style. I know the strategies that help me to learn best and I use them

2. I have a monthly calendar to help me keep track of my activities and obligations.

3. I have a weekly calendar to help me keep track of my activities and obligations.

4. Every morning I write down a list of the things I have to do.

5. Any time I feel that there are too many things I have to do, I take a few minutes to sit down and organize myself.

6. When I first get to work, I take a few minutes to figure out the things I have to do throughout the day.

7. I have all of my phone numbers in one place.

8. I have stacks of papers which represent things I have to do.

9. I use self-stick note papers to remind me of the things I have to do.

10. I carry a calculator, so I can do math faster.

11. I am not afraid to ask people for information that I need.

12. I choose to do my work at times when I'm most alert.

13. I schedule the tasks I don't like to do between the tasks that I like, so that I work faster on the things I don't like to do in order to get to the tasks I enjoy doing.

14. I do two tasks at the same time when one of them requires waiting.

15. I make a budget to manage my money. I know how much money to put in the bank and what bills to pay off right when I get paid.

16. I know my environmental preferences and make sure I work under those conditions whenever possible.

17. I get enough sleep, exercise and eat good food. I am in good health.

18. I often review my future goals and obligations.

TOTAL POINTS, PART ONE: _____



Part Two: Do I Throw Time Away?

Give yourself 2 points for each of the following habits you have.

1. I am often sleepy at work. I'm more of a night owl than a morning person.

2. I get to work and get busy. I don't have time to think of my daily obligations or to plan ahead.

3. I like to do just one thing at a time. When the laundry is going, I take a rest.

4. I watch TV at least 3 hours a day.

5. When I have a personal or professional problem, it occupies my mind. I can spend hours worrying about something.

6. I'm not the most organized person in the world. My drawers are a disaster area and it seems that I spend a lot of time hunting around for things.

7. I don't use a calendar to schedule my time.

8. (If you smoke or drink coffee) I usually spend a good five minutes relaxing with my cigarette or cup of coffee every time I get a chance.

9. I often take personal calls at work.

10. When someone wants to meet with me, I often agree, only to find out later that I am busy at that time. Then I have to call up and reschedule. I just can't keep it all in my head.

TOTAL POINTS, PART TWO: _____



FINAL SCORE:

Part One Points: _____

Part Two Points: _____

(Subtract Part Two from Part One)

Total: _____

What your final score means:

If you score between 30 and 36 you are excellent at managing your time. Feel free to offer suggestions to others!

If you score between 22 and 28 you are like most people. Look at the suggestions in part one to improve your time management skills.

If you score below 20 you really need to concentrate on improving your time management skills. You seem to waste a lot of time. Chances are that you are not as organized as you could be. Being disorganized can really work against you on a job and in many other situations.

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