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

6 Ways to Turn the Worst Part of Your Day into the Best

Getting to places on time, whether work or social occasions, can be a hassle. New research based on travel habits of commuters shows how to be less stressed and more punctual.

Should You "Write First, Edit Later"?

One of the most common pieces of writing advice is "write first, edit later," but does this work for everybody?

Why Millennials Need Quarter-Life Crises

By Caroline Beaton on September 12, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Our career is chugging along per usual when a simple question falls from the sky and shatters our okay routine: “Is this it?”

How Procrastinators Get Things Done

When deadlines are not absolute or clearly defined, procrastinators do successfully meet them.

Exercise and Its Benefits for Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Making exercise part of your regular routine can contribute to healthier, more restful sleep—and may help improve sleep issues such as insomnia.
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Give Sleep a Chance

As modern life increasingly disrupts nighttime sleep, it's really useful to nap.

Being Busy Is a New Status Symbol

Friends saying they're always busy? They may just be flaunting their status.

How To Make Turning Points More Likely In Your Life

Do you wish your life had a sudden beneficial turning point? A few mindset shifts can go a long way.
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Hanging Out With Your Sweetie

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on August 26, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
There are still only so many hours in a day, but there are ways to spend more time with the one you love without shortchanging yourself or anyone else.
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What's More Likely to Increase Creativity—Netflix or Zumba?

Have some folks watch Netflix for an hour. Have some other folks take a Zumba class. Then test their creativity. What do you expect that the results will be? Here's the answer!

I Love Him Most of the Time

Lively’s claim that she loves Reynolds most of the time runs counter to the nature of profound love. She probably desires him sexually most of the time, but loves him all the time.

Using Psychology to Boost Your Grades: Taking Notes

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on August 03, 2017 in Thinking About Kids
Writing down everything a professor says and then memorizing it is the least effective way to take notes. How can you do better?

Plato, Phones, and That Embarrassing Silence

Is technology a problem? Was it in the past?

Yearning for the Romantic Road Not Taken

In “The Road Not Taken,” Frost refers to “the road less traveled” and “the road not taken.” Are the two notions identical? How does this distinction relate to the romantic realm?

The Corner Cutter

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about the wisdom of dotting every i.

Procrastination Is Not to Blame

The shame of defeat can challenge our potential to look with interest at what has happened and to learn from it.

5 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on July 15, 2017 in Adaptation
Stop staring at your computer, drinking that umpteenth cup of coffee and try one of these five unconventional—but effective—productivity tactics.
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Tales of the One Pot Doc

How to survive as a healthy road warrior, chef style!

5 Questions To Master Your Own Use of Time

You're Wrong: You Do Have the Time to Read This Article About Time Management.
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Five Common Factors Influencing Our Feelings of Time

The perception of time as lasting too long is associated with too high of a cost, which leads to the selection of alternatives with more immediate outcomes.

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.

7 Things That Conscientious People Don't Do

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 Change

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.