Time Troubles

Manage your time and cut your stress levels

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(HealthDayNews) -- If you manage your time more efficiently, you'll also reduce some of the stress in your life.

Yale University Health Services suggests some time-managing strategies:

  • Record your appointments and daily schedule in a planner, calendar, or Palm Pilot.
  • Keep a "to-do" list and check off tasks as you complete them.
  • Focus on high priority tasks and reschedule less important matters.
  • Set boundaries by saying "no" sometimes to people who request your time.
  • Leave space in your schedule for unexpected situations.
  • Pad your schedule. Set aside three hours for a task you think will take two hours.
  • Schedule a block of time to do nothing, and use it to relax.

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