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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Nina understands the struggle of a major career change. After snagging her first job at fourteen, she continued down the path of employment by pursuing a motley assortment of vocations. Ask her about her time in the Army, or her stint as a Harvard research guinea pig. Say hi @ninadawdles or ninasemczuk.com.More from this Author