Time management is one of the hardest aspects of this adult life. As responsibilities mount, having the time to accomplish more becomes a task in and of itself. It all can get quite overwhelming between the 40-hour-plus work week of a full-time job, the unpredictable schedule of a part-time job, the desire to stay on track to your exercise goals, and all the needs you take for granted like eating, sleeping, and simply relaxing.
Though majority of the time, you're confident in your promise and ability to check everything off your to-do list, a lack of time management skills will leave you scrambling, stressed, and generally off track. In the moments of mounting stress, when you'd rather shut down than press on, there are strategies to make life easier – imagine that!
Whether you're a procrastinator, an overachiever, a mom, an entrepreneur, or all of the above, strategically managing your time is the only way to stay sane and also productive. To reveal some of the best tips and tricks to a more organized schedule, I consulted with experts Christina Hidek, organizing guru and de-cluttering coach in Cleveland, OH; Melinda Massie, owner of A Side of Fabulous; and Professional Organizer Rachel Rosenthal.
Here are 13 ways to get better at time management.