Strategies for Better Time Management

Are there times when you wished there were a few more hours in the day? Often, it can seem like there isn’t enough time to do all the things we want and need to do. We’ve probably all struggled with being more productive, trying to do too many things, and feeling like we can’t get a hold of our time. It happens. That’s life. But if we have too many days overloaded with too much to do, things can feel out-of-control. It can lead to us feeling overwhelmed, constantly tired, and stressed. We’re left feeling as though we’re just spinning our wheels with no sense of progress. One of the best ways to relieve these feelings is to learn some simple time management techniques. This article suggests ten strategies to help. Some of the ideas – like getting organized– may be easier said than done. Not all concepts will work for everyone. Effective time management is not a one-size-fits-all strategy. You probably should not try to institute all the suggestions at once. Instead, start simply with one idea that seems doable for you. If you are a parent of school-aged children, time management might be even more of a challenge. This article shares ideas that may be particularly useful to parents. The author suggests seven simple things that, if tried, could have a significant impact on your quality of life with work and family. The first article asserts that successful time management leads to greater personal happiness, more accomplishments at home and work, and a more satisfying future.

We’re curious. What strategies have worked well for you? Are there things you do that seem to shave time off your packed schedule? Are there tools that have helped you to be more productive? Have you developed a routine that gives you more free time? Please let us know if there are things that work particularly well for you. We’d love to share your ideas and strategies with others.