When you are working on your own — especially as a freelancer — managing time and tracking efficiency can be a Herculean task, and you can’t achieve much unless you are particularly careful about managing your time and work place.
Firstly, it’s all about organization. If you can organize your workplace, if everything is where it should be and if you can get rid of the clutter around you, you have solved a major obstacle throttling your efficiency. Tracking your time is another way of managing your work well. Keep a stop watch by the side and keep track of how much time you are spending performing particular tasks. For more details read this excellent post titled How To Find Time for Everything.