Keeping a time log for the week is a good idea to stay on task. More importantly, draw a line next to your time log. One side is for the projected work you see ahead and the other side is for “the actual work” accomplished. This will gauge your actual use of time to see what areas you need to work on, especially when it comes to distractions. In some cases there are emergencies. Either way, be sure and forgive yourself and don’t get discouraged. At the end of the week I advise to assess your progress rather than each day to avoid being discouraged if have not accomplished all of those tasks you had lined up for the day. Be specific as possible. Some tasks take longer than usual, be sure and record that as well. Observe and determine what can do to improve. Keeping a time log is as simple as keeping the data on a piece of paper. The data kept will help keep you on track or have a daily routine. Keeping to a daily routine is a key ingredient to being self-employed.