If you have a tendency to schedule your days down to the last minute, you lose what could potentially be valuable...
catch-up time when something runs behind, Kaufman suggests. If you're on schedule for everything up to that point, perhaps you might schedule 20 minutes to just relax, reflect and plan ahead. "Schedule appointments with yourself to work on specific tasks or projects and keep those appointments," Dr. Tytel emphasizes.
10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL TIME MANAGEMENT
Step 01: Getting started
Step 02: Set clear goals and objectives
Step 03: Keep an activity log
Step 04: Handle e-mail and phone calls in batches
Step 05: Divide larger tasks into groups of smaller ones
Step 06: Prioritize tasks
Step 07: Set aside chunks of time to do nothing
Step 08: Don't overwork yourself
Step 09: Learn when to say no
Step 10: Know when you need time management help