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

You Can't Be Mad at Your Mind - Part 2

By Elizabeth R Thornton on February 25, 2015 in The Objective Leader
How often do you do this? You have the power to do this less by learning to be more objective!

Addicted to Busy: 4 Strategies to Ease the Guilt & Burnout

Keeping busy at all costs is the cultural status quo, but the drive to do more is impacting our families, our work, and our health. The result of being Addicted to Busy is not only a lack of time, but also exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness.

The Vicious Virtuous Circle

Anywhere you jump in the vicious virtuous circle is okay, because each of these crucial practices reinforces the other.

Is There Time in Your Type-A Lifestyle for Friendship?

By Rick Miller LICSW on February 19, 2015 in Unwrapped
Socializing, connecting and laughing with friends are an essential part of happiness. We need to take a moment, press "escape", unplug, and make space for friendship. Don’t click “like” if you agree, call me!

What Straight Couples Can Learn from Gay Couples

By Rick Miller LICSW on February 05, 2015 in Unwrapped
Ten things that gay couples know that every couple should learn. Gay couples often have had to fight for their relationship against great odds: the upside is they know how to do it and why it is worth it.

A Foolish Football Call?

By Stephen Greenspan Ph.D. on February 02, 2015 in Incompetence
Pete Carroll's decision to throw a goal line slant pass, which resulted in a game-ending interception, rather than hand the ball off to bruising running back Marshawn Lynch, is considered by most commenter to have been profoundly foolish. Use of a four-factor foolish action analytic framework, however, suggests it was not as foolish as it appeared to be at the time.

4 Actions of Successful Relationships

By Jamie Long Psy.D. on January 30, 2015 in Finding Cloud9
People in satisfying relationships are taking specific actions that others in failing relationships aren't. Learn how to C.A.R.E.

The House We Build for ADHD

You’re building a home and a family — one with ADHD in the mix. The sheer volume of information and misinformation about ADHD can compromise your designs and make your house seem built of straw more than bricks. But it needn’t be this way. Reinforce the foundation, build upwards to address the rest of ADHD, and your home can be as solid as every other one on the block.

Adolescence and the College Search: A Perfect Match?

By Lydia Denworth on January 26, 2015 in Brain Waves
The teenage brain may be perfectly adapted to thinking about college. Really.

Tough-Love Tips for Career Success

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 24, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice you’d probably not hear but should.

Five Keys to Career Success

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 18, 2015 in How To Do Life
Five tips I like because they're potent but may not be obvious.

The Timing of All Things

Our greatest failures lie not in our lack of fulfilling that which we think we should, but in our not accepting that which is.

How to Get the Most Value from a Career Counselor or Coach

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 18, 2014 in How To Do Life
Career consultants are most likely to help you after you've landed a job.

If Santa Were Real

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 14, 2014 in How To Do Life
17 questions to help you figure out what you want, what you really want.

Recent Updates in Proper Screening for ADHD

New research shows that all non-psychotic adults in the outpatient setting should be screened for AD/HD.

Poly/Mono or Mono/Poly

This blog introduces and defines polyamorous/monogamous relationships, and then explains what makes poly/mono relationships work, as well as some situations that commonly lead to their negotiation. Finally, the blog closes with a discussion of what makes some poly/mono relationships fail.

Soylent Bad: America's Toxic Relationship With Food

By Jean Kim M.D. on November 12, 2014 in Culture Shrink
The Soylent trend represents the worst in American food culture: the tendency to disregard the simple joys of natural culinary delights and sensual living for a bottom-line, work and efficiency-driven lifestyle. Eating should be about pleasure, mindfulness and relationships, not about concerns over wasting time.

What’s the Purpose of Homework?

Remember the days of sitting in class waiting eagerly for the bell to ring before the teacher said that dreaded word…“homework”? Sighs, rolling eyes and grunts quickly filled the quiet classroom at the mention of “that” word.

Big Time Savers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 31, 2014 in How To Do Life
Ten ways to save big chunks of time.

Does Your Child Need Stimulants?

Parenting is no easy feat, especially with an ADHD child. So what's a parent to do? Guest blogger, Kevin Kalikow, M.D. invites you into his office for a virtual visit.

Effective Self-Help for Women With Low or No Sexual Desire

By Michael Castleman M.A. on October 15, 2014 in All About Sex
Are you a woman who wants to re-discover low or lost libido? Then read this book.

The Canary as Leader

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on October 10, 2014 in Acquired Spontaneity
Although I couldn’t figure out how to move towards the kind of community I would most dearly want to have, with people living close by and being involved in each other’s lives, I did take one small step as the Shiva was winding down. I set up a weekly call with a small group of people who happened to be here at that time.

How to Tell if You're Doing too Much for Your Kids

Over-functioning has hidden hazards. Here's what to watch for and what to do instead.

30 Tested Ways to Conquer Your Inbox Fast!

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 30, 2014 in Feeling It
Get a sinking feeling whenever you open your inbox? Here are tons of tips and tricks to help you manage your emails efficiently so you can have more time for your life!

Is Time Management an Ethical Issue?

By Michael W Austin on September 15, 2014 in Ethics for Everyone
How we manage our time, or how we let it manage us, is an ethical issue. A life of virtue requires that we be intentional about it.

Maxed out? 9 ways to get from Superwoman to Wellwoman

By Megan Dalla-Camina on September 08, 2014 in Real Women
9 strategies to get from Superwoman to Wellwoman. Reclaim your wellbeing and your sanity, and create space for what really matters to you.

New School Year, New Opportunities

A new school year brings a clean slate for students. Find out helpful tips to starting your child's year off on the right foot.

Helper's High: The Benefits (and Risks) of Altruism

Altruism can relieve stress, improve your mental health, and help you live longer ... if you're mindful of the risks.

Working from Home: For Better or Worse?

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on September 04, 2014 in Impossible to Please
Want to work at home? It might work out for you if you can keep these things in mind.