The 6 Parts to a Productive Time Management System

Blog Post created by lisa.crilley Advocate on Jan 4, 2016

In previous posts I’ve talked about creating a time management system that works for you. Something that is easy to follow – not something you have to “try harder” or “be more disciplined” to follow. Being productive, effective, and efficient is about developing strong, easy to implement habits.


Though I’ve written about this concept, I’ve never really broken down the parts! What really makes up a good time management system?


  1. Tracking Tasks – easily keep track of short and long term tasks.
  2. Prioritizing – identify which tasks to do first while staying true to your short and long term goals.
  3. Project Planning – easily complete multiple step projects
  4. Delegating – do only the tasks that only you can do and effectively delegate the rest.
  5. Scheduling – create a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly schedule that honors your priorities, that allows you to arrive on-time, and that you can follow.
  6. Energy Management – live a life where you feel you always have enough time, energy, and mental brainpower to be effective.


On a scale of 1 – 5, where would you rank yourself in each of these areas? If you aren’t happy with your results, what is your plan to improve? What questions can I answer? Leave a response!