How you manage your time can actually affect your health. No one who is chronically overwhelmed by tasks at home and on the job can operate at peak efficiency.
Ask yourself what is most important to you. Then schedule your time to satisfy your own priorities.
Make definite decisions as to how you want to spend your personal time, and resist pressures to sacrifice your time for somebody else’s plan.
Don’t over schedule your free time, or you’ll make it as stressful as your time at work. Instead, give yourself fewer things to do and enjoy doing them more.
Think of quick tasks, such as writing notes to friends, that you can do while waiting in line at the supermarket or at your doctor’s office.
Don’t wait for “the right moment” to start a project – that moment may never come. This is especially true if you tend to procrastinate. Remember that few tasks have to be started at the beginning. So if the first step seems daunting, start with another part of the project. Once you’re in motion, it will be easier to stay with your plan.