Time Management Skills

Time management is the ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in your day to effectively accomplish your goals. Poor time management can be related to procrastination as well as problems with self-control. Skills involved in managing your time include planning for the future, setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and monitoring where your time actually goes. 

Recent posts on Time Management

Must We Delay Gratification? Maybe Not

By Lydia Denworth on June 21, 2017 in Brain Waves
Intuition tells us to work first so we'll enjoy playing more later. But new research says we don't have to wait to savor some fun and give ourselves a break.

Three Questions to Ask to Best Cope With Change

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on June 03, 2017 in Wander Woman
Has the unexpected happened, again? These three questions will help you prioritize and focus your energy to best cope with change.

Seven Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

By Caroline Beaton on May 22, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
For millennials struggling to adapt to the real world, as I did, embodying this trait could be the key to a successful, happy adulthood.

Should You Set Clear Work-Home Boundaries?

Here are five tips for striking the right balance between your job and personal life.

Three Keys to Getting Along

By Joe Navarro M.A. on May 15, 2017 in Spycatcher
The Three A's of Making Friends and Getting Along.

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control

You could waste a lot of time and energy thinking about things you can't control. These strategies will help you become more effective and more productive.

Overstimulation and the Teaching Mind

Overstimulation contributes to teacher burnout. How can professionals who are “always on” combat overstimulation?

Invest 5 Minutes, Enjoy a Wealth of Well-Being

By Meg Selig on May 01, 2017 in Changepower
Can you change your life for the better in minutes? Yes! These 5 research-based activities have a magical power to make you healthier and happier in only 5 minutes.

How 'Cool Syndrome' Is Killing Our Careers

By Caroline Beaton on April 28, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
We're trying to get ahead gently, with style, and it's not working.

Daily Routines of Creative People

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Hot Thought
Most people have daily routines and rituals. According to a recent book, mornings are important productive times for many famous writers and other creative people.

How Do Work Breaks Help Your Brain? 5 Surprising Answers

By Meg Selig on April 18, 2017 in Changepower
Work smarter. Take a break! Discover 5 reasons why work breaks can lift your productivity, creativity, and motivation...as well as your spirits.

9 Micro-Behaviors That Feed Your Closest Friendships

Research suggests the benefits of friendship come from your 5 closest friends (not your 150 acquaintances). Here are 9 gestures that nurture close friendships.

Kids Can't Learn Time Management Without Time to Manage

By Richard Rende Ph.D. on April 03, 2017 in Inside Education
Want students to utilize time management skills? Then stop taking away their right to access to downtime so they can put the tools they are learning into practice.

The Co-Evolution of Culture

By Paul J. Zak on April 02, 2017 in Neuromanagement
How to create a high-performance culture

Quicker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 01, 2017 in How To Do Life
Many of life's time-sucking tasks needn't take that long.

How to Really Write a Psychology Paper

Students who write psychology papers often get so caught up in trying to sound scientific, that they forget the fact that they are telling a story for an audience.

Ten Simple Tips to Manage the Stress of Moving

Is moving stressing you out? A few tweaks can go a long way.

How to Be Spontaneous

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on March 24, 2017 in Trust
Planning for spontaneity seems doomed to fail, but self-trust can help you have more fun.

Does Your Teen Procrastinate?

Can’t get through to your teen on procrastination? Try a different way.

A Libertarian Transhumanist’s Take on the Future of Taxes

By Zoltan Istvan on March 12, 2017 in The Transhumanist Philosopher
Radical technology like robots, software, and artificial intelligence may soon eliminate the need for the IRS, its 74,000+ page tax code, and collection of income taxes.

5 Simple Tips for Applying to Psychology Internships

By Rob Henderson on March 07, 2017 in After Service
Interested in doing psychology research? These five tips will help.

Tired of Putting Things Off, and of Being Seen as a Bore?

By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Annals of the Emotions
“Another day gone. What are you going to do about it?” Is this what you want to know from your latest watch?

Beating the "Long, Dull Winter": Time Management 101

By Mariana Bockarova Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Romantically Attached
How to stay on track, beat procrastination, and live life to it's fullest!

Can Punctuality Ruin Love?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in In the Name of Love
There are good reasons for considering punctuality to be a virtue. Is it also a romantic virtue? There are reasons to think it is not.

Ten Ways to Ruin a Conference

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Web of Violence
The secrets for hosting a truly boring meeting, with minimal learning or networking.

A Surprising Secret to Being Happier, Starting Today

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in Happy Trails
Ask yourself this one question.

Becoming More Efficient

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
Making better use of your time.

Purposeful Quirks Can Help You Build a Can-Do Attitude

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on February 11, 2017 in Creating in Flow
I interviewed dozens of famous writers and wrote a book about them. One of the nicest was Carolyn See. Read my interview with her now.

Why Productivity Is Counterproductive

By Caroline Beaton on February 05, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Chasing productivity can sabotage performance and impact.