How to Manage Your Time Better

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These days, it can be difficult to find time for even the smallest of tasks. People are constantly on the go, and that stressful lifestyle can lead to all sorts of problems, medical and otherwise. Instead of living each day in chaos, follow these steps to manage your time and feel your best.

Make the most of it.

Try to kill two birds with one stone as often as possible. For example, if you have to take a day off from work to receive a delivery at home, schedule the appointment with the refrigerator repairman that you’ve been putting off. The more you can check off your to-do list at once, the better.

Just say no.

Don’t try to please everyone by accepting every invitation for dinner or drinks. Politely decline requests for your time if they interfere with precious family time or a work project you must finish. It will feel even better to reward yourself after you’ve completed several tasks.

Eat early or late.

Instead of taking lunch at the usual noon hour, grab a bite an hour earlier or an hour later. Then, you’ll be able to get work done when the office is least crowded.

Review your calendar.

At the end of every month, take a look at the calendar. Note when you fell behind schedule and what days went smoothly. Then decide how many activities, meetings, and appointments you are realistically able to manage.

Have self-awareness.

Determine when you are at your best and brightest each day. Schedule your most difficult tasks for those times, to ensure you will be alert and awake for your toughest challenges.

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