I am wondering how strict you are about scheduling events in your life. In my case, I know what time I'll go to work (although sometimes I need to go earlier for special events), however the time I leave varies alot due to the workload. Some nights I need to work particularly late, but I prefer to know about these in advance. In any event the continually shifting workload changes things. What I have noticed is something rather obvious outside of work. If I schedule to workout and have it planned ahead, I am much more likely to complete it. I have a running schedule, and need to put together a lifting schedule. Most importantly I need to start scheduling time for guitar, instead of just finding random bits of time. Tough to balance with a wife and family no doubt, but I think I just need to balance my time more. Otherwise work will fill the void. What tools do you normally use? I know alot of people like Google Calendars.