Creating Time Management Worksheets
Open either Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc. Create a blank workbook. This creates a blank spreadsheet with columns and rows. To start, type Day, Week or Month in the first cell. Beside that cell, enter a date, week range or the name of the month.
Skip at least one row and type your headings for the time management worksheet. The example below uses the heading Time followed by each day of a typical workweek. Use headings that are appropriate to you. For instance, if you are doing a daily time management worksheet, your headings might be each hour of the day. You can use the formatting toolbar to change the size, font type and color of each heading. The example below has an underlined and bolded heading to make it stand out from the rest of the worksheet.
Skip another row and add row headings. This may not apply to every time management worksheet. For instance, the daily time management worksheet works best with only column headings. However, for a weekly printable time management worksheet, row headings with each hour of the day are necessary. Under the Time column, list each hour or even half hour necessary for each day. Skip at least one row between each time slot to provide room for listing tasks and notes. If you need more room, skip at least two rows. Only include the hours pertaining to your time management worksheet. For instance, if you only want to list tasks from 9 AM to 5 PM, do not include any hours after 5 PM.
Resize each row or column to fit your headings and to provide room for writing in tasks. Resize rows and columns by either highlighting the row or column and dragging it to fit or by right clicking a row or column number or letter and choosing Resize.
Save your time management worksheet using the File menu. Once saved, press the printer icon on your toolbar to print the time management worksheet. By saving the file, you can print a new time management worksheet each day, week or month as needed.