Time management is the process of identifying and managing priorities within an appropriate time frame. Time management involves many complex skills such as:
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder tend to have deficits in their time management skills.
Women are busier than ever balancing:
Everyone has experienced struggles with time management at some point in their lifetime. Over time this can leave us feeling drained or burnt out or overwhelmed. Poor time management impacts everyday life by playing a role in the following:
If you are tired of hearing the same old advice such as “just write it on your calendar (or planner)!” or “just wake up earlier!” then I’ve got you covered.
Having a visual representation of a task, you are more likely to take action and less likely to forget.
Set achievable goals based on activities you are interested in and bring you the most joy. Find a reasonable time frame to hold yourself accountable; For example, find one enjoyable hobby that you can complete 2-3x a week.
Keep your living area tidy. Having a clean and organized environment has many health benefits:
If you tell yourself you only have to work on a task for just five minutes instead of saying, “Ugh, I have so much to do.” you are more likely to start and continue working longer. I recommend starting with a more simple task such as throwing away a wrapper, unloading the dishwasher and/or making the bed. If you still have remaining motivation you can add in more “complex” cleaning activities such as:
The secret to success is consistency and finding small ways to add fun to your schedule. Reward yourself with a yummy treat, a bubble bath, or reading your favorite novel once you’ve finished. You have worked hard, and you deserve to congratulate yourself.
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