How to Take Back Control Over Your Time

Stephenie Zamora
3 min readAug 25, 2020

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re working against the clock?

Who am I kidding… of course you do!

Every Sunday evening, you diligently sit down to fill up your calendar for the week… and then you blink, and it’s the weekend again and — oops! You didn’t do nearly as much as you’d hoped. And this happens, more or less, every week.

Sounds familiar?

If you’re tired of schedules that never work and goals that seem as distant as the moon, then this one’s for you!

Read on to find out what it takes to take back the control over your time and finally make the progress you’re working so hard for!

Is it you — or is it your schedule?

Yes, we all have 24 hours in a day — Beyonce and Bill Gates included! — but we don’t all have the same circumstances. Before you blame yourself for not being productive enough, see whether the problem is in your schedule.

Signs that your plate’s just too full

Sometimes, the more you have to do, the less you’re able to get done.

Take a good look at your calendar. What do you see?

If you’ve noticed that:

  • You can’t find a free slot in the next 7 days
  • You always seem to jump from one major task to the other
  • You have more than three URGENT slots every day

… and your mind is just scattered around, unable to focus, then it’s not your productivity that’s the problem.

Give yourself a break before you burn out heavily!

Your schedule looks just fine? Then keep on reading!

Track your time

Here’s what you can do to claim back your most precious resource!

Are you investing time in something — without even knowing it?

Carry a notebook with you for a week and write down every single big or little thing you spend time on. You’d be surprised by what you find out!



Stephenie Zamora

Digital media and production company, publishing house, and full-service life-purpose development, branding, and online marketing boutique.