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8 Quick Tips for Anyone Trying to Get a Handle on Time Management

Personally, I’ve never liked the phrase “time management.” To me, the words conjure the image of someone frantically shifting time blocks on a (overwhelmingly full) digital calendar, all while glancing at a big cartoon-sized clock that’s counting down to an impending deadline.

While I know that’s not what time management actually means, I’m still not a fan of admitting that I need any help organizing my day.

But, when my to-do list starts piling up and I’m already sprinting through the day in full chaotic force, I know it’s time to first declutter (I keep to-do lists on my phone, on scrap paper, and on my email app), plan, and then prioritize—rather than try to tackle everything at the same time.

These just happen to be three of the eight great tips listed below:

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