Writing down and actually seeing exactly where all of my hours are being spent is the best way for me to stay focused and on track. Last year there were so many things I wanted to accomplish and hope to have finished by now, but I quickly realized that my hours weren't being spent so wisely. Some days felt like I didn't have enough time to do anything when in reality I was actually just participating in a lot of "time-wasters" such as internet surfing, watching too many television shows, shopping the mall for no apparent reason, etc. Well, that has all come to an end.
Since I've recognized this unproductive habit, I've now challenged myself to sticking to a more consistent schedule which has led me to getting things done throughout the days and weeks. What really helped to see exactly where the hours were being used was with these little clock post-it notes (from Korea). Each hour is being tracked and accounted for within my color coding system.
If interested, you can watch the YouTube video I did explaining my new time management sheet more in depth.