Keep track of your time for one week without changing anything. After that week, see if you spent the time on the essential things. If not, write a list of the important things for that week on Sunday. Try to limit the list to fourteen items for an average of two per day. Determine the day(s) you will work on a particular item, review your list daily, and prioritize. We only have a certain amount of energy each day. If you plan your day, you are more likely to accomplish the items on your list.