More Time Management Tips
Get up early.Getting up just an hour earlier can make a tremendous difference in how your day is structured. When you get up early, you have more time for life's unplanned emergencies (car trouble, childcare issues, sickness, errands, etc). Consider going to bed a little earlier to make up for lost sleep.
Turn off the television.According to the non-profit organization TV-Free America, Americans spend an average of four hours a day watching television. If you watch two or more hours of television a day, consider cutting back or turn it off altogether. When you do watch TV, consider doing other things such as exercising, paying bills, or clipping coupons.
Use a calendar.Keep a calendar of important (professional and personal) appointments and events. There are several different types of calendars, ranging from to-do lists, day planners, desk planners, electronic calendars (usually part of an email program such as Microsoft Outlook), personal digital assistants (PDAs), and hand-held computers. Choose the type that is easiest for you to maintain.
Plan meals in advance.With a shopping list and coupons in hand, grocery shop for an entire week or two. When feasible, buy in bulk. It'll save you time and money. Purchase non-perishables. If you are going to be particularly busy one week, prepare something you can freeze and re-heat easily.