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Time Management: Time Management Assessment

Time is fair, it treats everyone the same, and everyone has all there is. The purpose of time management is to learn how to get things done so there is more time for fun.

There are a lot of factors to consider when working on your time management skills. You need to consider how your brain organizes task importance and what your habits are.  This can change daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly- it is something that needs to be assessed regularly when you find that you are feeling rushed, busy, or even lazy.


Answer each of the questions on the right with the following scale:

1 = Not at all

2 = Rarely

3 = Sometimes

4 = Often

5 = Very Often

Once completed, add up your score then read below to see what it means.


I prioritize my tasks every day and work from my priority list. 

I work hard to complete tasks on time and not put them off until the last minute. 

I take time to plan and schedule the next day’s activities the night before. 

I have made time during my daily schedule to study and get my projects completed so that I can have more quality time at home. 

I study and get my work done before I take fun breaks. 

I analyze my assignments to determine which ones are going to take the most time and then work on them first and most often. 

I have analyzed my daily activities and determined where I actually spend my time. 

I know how to say no and do so frequently. 

I know how to avoid distractions and how to work through unexpected interruptions. 

I do not let “fear of the unknown” keep me from working on a project. 

I know how to overcome apathy toward a project. 

I know how to fight and overcome my own laziness. 

I know how to reframe a project that may not interest me so I can see the benefits from it and learn from it. 

I know how to break down a major, complex, or overwhelming task to get it done in pieces and then put it all together. 

I build time into my schedule on a daily or weekly basis to deal with “unexpected” interruptions or distractions. 


  • 60-75: You manage your time well and you know how to build a schedule to get things done. Your productivity is high. You don’t let procrastination rule your life. 


  • 45-59: You are good at doing some things on time, but you tend to procrastinate too much. Learning how to build and work from a priority list may help you manage time more effectively. 


  • 30-44: You need to work hard to change your time management skills and learn how to set realistic goals. Procrastination is probably a major issue for you, causing you much stress and worry. Working from a priority list can help you greatly. 


  • 29 or below: Your time management skills are very weak and without change and improvement, your success plan could be in jeopardy. You could benefit from learning to set realistic goals, working from a priority list, and reframing your thought process towards tasks.