We manage what we monitor.
Self-measurement brings self-awareness, and self-awareness strengthens our self-control. Keeping close track of our actions means we do better in categories such as eating, drinking, exercising, working, TV and internet use, spending—and just about everything else. Actual measurement is crucial, because when we guess how we’re doing, we’re often wildly inaccurate. Use this Daily Time Log to apply the Strategy of Monitoring and track any specific aim that’s tied to the use of time.