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[What You Need To Know] How Time Management Techniques Help You Do More

Procrastination is a tell-tale sign for poor time management. We’ve all been there. Whether it’s at school, at work or with family, we put tasks and events off, reschedule, and avoid things even though they’re important to us. How often have we heard ourselves and others say that “we don’t have time” or that we are “running out of time”? However, running out of time is a human construct–it is not real. We all have the same number of hours in a day. Highly productive individuals understand that how you manage time is what makes all the difference.

Rather than tell you how you should manage your time, I am going to give you a time management toolbox packed with sound analysis and practical examples. Explore the many tools highlighted to help you maximize your day and get the most out of life. Strong time management skills reduce stress, increase productivity, and open up more time to create opportunities, be with those you love, and do more of what you enjoy. Some people use apps, a calendar or a schedule maker to manage time. Others dig deep and address their time management challenges on a behavioral level. Whatever method you select, you are en route to r control of your life.

This page has my best articles on effective time management techniques, strategies, and hacks based on research from the best in the field.

Top Articles on Time Management

How to be More Productive and Focus (+ Free Schedule Maker)

Nir's Note: Use this schedule maker to create your own timeboxed schedule or scroll down to read the article. Save your schedule and bookmark this page to revise your schedule anytime.Nir's Note: Use this schedule maker (via desktop view) to create your own timeboxed...

How to Be Indistractable: Video by Nir Eyal

In this talk, I describe a new model for managing distraction — how to become "Indistractable." I'll write more on this topic in the coming months and I'm finishing a book with the same title. I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Also, please share...

How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not...

Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video)

Some tech critics will have you believe that technology is "hijacking your brain" or that it's "irresistible." Not only is that not true, believing such nonsense is dangerous. In my recent talk at The Next Web conference, I discuss: The difference between...

How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind

How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind

Around the election, in a desperate search for answers about our nation’s future, I found myself scrolling, reading, and watching everything I could. I was trapped in an endless pull-to-refresh cycle of consuming more news, tweets, posts, and videos than was good for...

How to Clear Your Computer of Focus-Draining Distraction

By the looks of his laptop, Robbert Van Els could be mistaken for a secret agent. His screen is an explosion of urgent files — a master control center for managing clandestine operatives. The man of mystery persona is typified by a side-sliding sports car winding...

Un-Hooked: Increasing Focus in the Age of Distraction

I recently presented a new talk about how to manage digital distraction using the Hook Model. I hope you enjoy the brief video below. Also, I've been thinking of writing more on this topic. Let me know what you think. Is this an interesting topic? Do you struggle with...

Email Habits: How to Use Psychology to Regain Control

"You teach best what you most need to learn." - Richard Bach I don't usually write about personal and revealing matters, but recently I've noticed something I don't like about myself--I check email too often. This confession doesn't come easily, because, ironically, I...

The Psychology Behind Why We Can’t Stop Messaging

Today, there’s an app for just about everything. With all the amazing things our smartphones can do, there is one thing that hasn’t changed since the phone was first developed. No matter how advanced phones become, they are still communication devices — they connect...

Escape From Message Hell

We are caught in an endless cycle of messaging hell and the pattern is always the same. First, a new communication system is born -- take email or Facebook, for example. Ease-of-use helps the product gain wide adoption and reach a critical mass of users. And then...