Running around after the kids, working, exercising, doing domestic chores and trying to squeeze in family time, can mean our days are extremely busy. And struggling to fit everything in can leave us feeling stressed and not in control.


While it might sound like more work, effective time management can benefit in ways you never thought and help to lower your stress and feelings of pressure.


1. Helps keep you disciplined

Knowing what you need to do and when allows you to stay focused and disciplined and better able to handle any stressful situations you might find yourself in.


2. You'll accomplish more

Time management means you can fit a lot more into your day, therefore helping you accomplish more.


3. Helps you make better decisions

When everything is rushed together it can be hard to make good decisions and you'll often find yourself making a choice based on what is quick and easy rather than best. 


4. Helps reduce stress

Feeling rushed or struggling to find enough time in the day to get everything done can leave you feeling stressed. But when you’ve properly managed your time and you know how long you have for each job it can help to relieve yourself of that stress.



In order to effectively manage your time, take note of the following tips:

  • Create personal deadlines.
  • Do up a weekly or monthly schedule.
  • Write everything you need to do down on paper.
  • Write a plan at the start of every day and tick off items as you work your way through it.