No matter whom I am with or whatever group I am participating in, these words are a constant in the comments that people are making.
No one has enough time and it seems like our lives just keep getting busier. So how can we manage?
There are lots of self-help books, articles, podcasts, and webinars on the subject. Some are good in my view and some aren’t. The most helpful tips come I find come from real people discussing their own situation.
In a recent conversation, I mentioned this common cry for time management help. An author friend, Claudette Hegel, was kind enough to share a chapter on time management from her book, Down-to-Earth Writer’s Manual. These tips are from her experiences. What I appreciate about the chapter is that she realizes the broader life people have than just their work. She has simple tricks to help you stay on task.
I encourage you to read this short chapter. Then develop tricks and eventually habits to help you get out from the time crunch so many of us feel.