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The Time Management Tips Collection

If you’re looking for time management tips, you’ve come to the right place.

I regularly share time management tips – as well as other ideas to empower creators – in my For The Interested newsletter and I’ve created this page to highlight the most valuable tips I’ve come across so far.

Following are a collection of links to articles that will help you better manage your time, be more productive, and feel less pressure and anxiety around time.

And if you like this format, check out my other Tips Collections including deep dives into email tips, newsletter tips and Twitter tips.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff…


How To Free Up Two Hours In Your Day

The idea that there’s not enough time in the day is a lie. This article breaks down four simple time management tips you can use to reclaim your time every day.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to spend less time on email
  • How to spend less time in meetings
  • How to spend less time on social media

Read it here: How to free up two hours in your day.

The 10 Blocks Time Management Method

This video from Matt Ragland breaks down a unique way to map out your week to ensure you spend your time on the right projects.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to be intentional about your time
  • How to track where you spend your time
  • How to adapt the system to fit whatever time you have available

Watch it here: The 10 Blocks time management method.

How To Simplify Your Day

One of the keys to better managing your time is to simplify the things you spend your time doing. This article features seven ideas to help you have a more productive, impactful, and enjoyable day.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to segment your day
  • Why you should limit the access people have to you
  • How to create a boundary between work and non-work

Read it here: How to simplify your day.

How To Maximize Your Time

This article from Ryan Deiss offers a deep dive into exactly how you can shift your focus from managing your time to maximizing it.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to architect your ideal week
  • Why you should document your days
  • How to make the most of your calendar

Read it here: How to maximize your time.

Structure Your Work Day Like A Football Coach To Get More Out Of It

Winning football coaches are masters of time management and this article explores how you can adapt their tactics to get more out of your own day.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to implement a halftime ritual
  • How to create your own “playbook” and “game plan”
  • Why you should create a “season” for your work and schedule “games” you can win or lose

Read it here: Structure your work day like a football coach to get more out of it.

The Complete Guide To Being On Time

This Robert Bateman article breaks down a set of actions you can take to ensure you’re never late again.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to figure out the root cause of your time management problem
  • How to gain control of your time
  • How to manage your feelings around lateness

Read it here: The complete guide to being on time.

How I Mastered Time Management In 10 Minutes A Day

This article explains how implementing a 10-minute scheduling habit every day helped me get more done, reduced my stress, and increased my focus.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to schedule your entire day
  • How to avoid your schedule becoming a trap
  • How to become indistractable

Read it here: How I mastered time management in 10 minutes a day.

How To Get Better At Estimating The Time Things Take To Do

This article from Jessica Greene examines why most people are bad at estimating how much time tasks take to complete and shares six ways to get better at doing so.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why you should estimate time in ranges
  • Why you should have someone else estimate for you
  • Why you should estimate during the low point of your day

Read it here: How to get better at estimating the time things take to do.

This Is How I Get Things Done Each Day

This eight-page PDF offers an in-depth breakdown of the simple productivity system I use each day to manage my To-Do list, focus on my most important work, and get things done.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • What app I use to manage my workflow
  • How I organize my To-Do list
  • The system I use to combat procrastination

Get it here: This is how I get things done each day.

You Don’t Have A Time Management Problem – You Just Think You Do

Almost everyone believes they have a time management problem, but they also misunderstand the core of what time management actually is. In this article, I share three key concepts that will reframe your perception of what it means to “manage” your time.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why the more you try to be productive, the less productive you’ll feel
  • Why the real problem is you have too much you want to do
  • It’s not a productivity problem – it’s an emotional problem

Read it here: You don’t have a time management problem – you just think you do.

How To Manage A Crazy Busy Life

This video from emergency room doctor Darria Long explains how you can apply emergency room tactics to make your crazy busy days more manageable.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to set priorities in chaotic moments
  • How to deal with pressure
  • How to determine what’s urgent and what’s not

Watch it here: How to manage a crazy busy life.

Five Ways To Figure Out How You’re Wasting Your Time

This Jory Mackay article features time management tips from several experts about the best ways to identify what you’re spending too much time on.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to set daily quotas
  • How to use technology to track progress on goals
  • How to track metrics on your calendar

Read it here: Five ways to figure out how you’re wasting your time.

How To Fix Your Broken Perception Of Time

This Ivana Isadora Devcic article explains why we all struggle to perceive time and suggests four ways to reset your internal clock and plan more accurately.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to become more aware of time
  • How to practice estimating time
  • How to accurately track passed time

Read it here: How to fix your broken perception of time.

How To Become A Time Realist

This Jolie Kerr article features an interview with time management expert Julie Morganstern who breaks down the differences between time optimists and time realists.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why you should always pause before committing to anything
  • Why you should use no more than four communication platforms
  • How to integrate your To-Do list into your calendar

Read it here: How to become a time realist.

How To Overcome The Feeling That You’re Wasting Time

This Anne-Laure Le Cunff article digs into the science behind why people feel time anxiety and what to do about it.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between death anxiety and time anxiety
  • How to define what “time well spent” means
  • How to eliminate time consuming distractions

Read it here: How to overcome the feeling that you’re wasting time.


If you made it all they way down here to the end of this page, I just want to say thanks for your attention and congratulations – you’re on your way to becoming a time management expert!

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You also may find my other Tips Collection posts helpful.

Thanks again!

Josh

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