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

The Teacher Burnout Epidemic, Part 1 of 2

Teacher burnout is an international epidemic. How is burnout affecting teachers, and why?

5 Practical Tips to Help Managers Manage Stress

By Victor Lipman on November 15, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Stress can easily undermine effective management, but it doesn't have to. These five workplace tactics can make a positive difference.

Is It a Nudge or a Shove? Even Experts Can Blur the Lines

By David Berreby on November 07, 2016 in The Outsourced Mind
When you're convinced the end result is good, it's surprisingly easy to endorse forcing people to do it

Beat Procrastination in 3 Steps

By Joel Minden, PhD on November 07, 2016 in CBT and Me
Are you a procrastination expert? Use behavioral strategies to get things done.

But I Didn't Mean to Let You Down!

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Trust
When we are over-committed, at work or at home, we can become untrustworthy despite our best intentions.

The Top 10 Ways to De-stress (and Why You Need Them)

By Christopher Bergland on October 02, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new global survey has identified a strong correlation between rest, relaxation, and well-being. The researchers also conducted a survey that ranks the top 10 restful activities.

“Burnout”: The Indelicate Reality of Job Exhaustion

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 20, 2016 in Envy This!
“Burnout” sounds like a dirty word, but work-life imbalance is becoming an ever-increasing reality in the workforce.

Air Travel and the Speed of Global Warming

Air travel is about time—departure, arrivals, delays, and waiting. But the way we currently travel provides no time to think about how we also live at the speed of global warming
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7 Ways to Beat the High Cost of Sitting

It's time to get up. Your health improves dramatically if you move quickly for more than an hour a day.

Leaders Don't Manage Time, They Manage Choices

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on August 09, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
While some people struggle to fit everything into the day, others have an abundance of time while still accomplishing a lot. Learn the behavior that separates these two experiences

The No. 1 Way to Stay Alive and Well in a Digital Age

By Christopher Bergland on August 02, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you spend at least 8 hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen? If so, a new study offers a simple way you can compensate for the detrimental impacts of sedentarism.
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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

How much sleep is really enough?
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How to Only Do Things You Actually Want to Do

Can you remember the last time your to-do list was short enough to be, well, do-able? How about the last time you looked at your list and actually wanted to do everything on it?

Pokémon Go—Addiction to Mobile Tech No Laughing Matter

By Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD on July 19, 2016 in Why Can't I Stop?
Research shows that those with a behavioral addiction—including gaming addiction—have similar brain dysfunction to those with cocaine or gambling addiction.

Say These 3 Words to Overcome Your Anxiety

These THREE words will turn the tables on your anxiety by helping you use it to accomplish great things!

Three Career Apps You May Not Know About but Should

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 05, 2016 in How To Do Life
Beyond LinkedIn, Indeed, SimplyHired, and Glassdoor

Encouraging Independence in Young Children

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on June 28, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
Moving away from neediness and toward confident autonomy in the school-age years.

That Other Kind of Time Management

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 20, 2016 in Ambigamy
More than we notice, we'd like to stop time, to live forever or at least to have our eternal truths live forever.

How Much Sleep Is Required for Optimal Health? Age Matters.

For the first time, sleep experts have reached a consensus on how much sleep is required to optimize psychological and physical well-being at various stages of the human lifespan.

Meeting Malpractice

By Sydney Finkelstein Ph.D. on June 06, 2016 in Superbosses
Avoiding meeting malpractice will not solve all of our problems in an era of tremendous globalization and technological disruption. But I bet it’s a great way to start.

How to Deal With People Who Drain Your Energy

Natural selection built a brain that seeks safety in numbers. Instead of spending all of your energy on the needs of others, you can start feeling good about focusing on yourself.

How to Stop Wasting Your Time in Meetings

By Rob Kendall on May 27, 2016 in Blamestorming
Over a third of meetings are considered to be a waste of time. Some simple changes can halve the time you spend in meetings and double their value.

The Road to Retirement (Part Two)

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in Media Spotlight
As older adults reaching the age of 65 face thirty or more years of relatively healthy living, finding ways to stay active and involved is a challenge that needs to be faced

A Look at Self-Organizing Traffic Lights

Getting stuck at a red light when there's no one else around is frustrating. Is there a better way that traffic lights could be designed? How about self-organizing traffic lights?

5 Instant Energy Boosters You May Not Know

Your mental energy can sag in the face of tough challenges. It’s nice to know that your brain can release good feelings while you tackle challenges.

7 Strategies for Becoming More Productive

Whatever your aims, you can use these fresh, practical exercises and insights to work smarter, faster, and with less stress.

Why Is Procrastination Even a Thing?

Are you a chronic procrastinator? Here's one way to keep moving.

Gimme a Break! You Can Get Stronger, Without Working Harder

Are you feeling weak and lazy? If so, I have good news. Scientists have identified a way to increase muscle mass without having to exert any effort.

Freshman Year Is Done and Over

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 03, 2016 in Head of the Class
First year college students—soon-to-be sophomores—are heading home for the summer. How can they use their summer wisely?

How Could 60 Seconds of Intense Exercise Change Your Life?

Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to exercise regularly? If so, a new study reports that you can reap the benefits of a longer workout in just 60 seconds.