Many people can manage their time exceptionally well and seem to find the perfect balance of work and play. For others, this doesn’t come naturally, and it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety.
What Is Time Management?
Successful time management is when someone can manage their time effectively and efficiently to accomplish their daily goals. IT IS TIME to work on your time management skills if you do not have enough time to accomplish everything you need to or feel extra stressed and tired with the amount of work you need to do.
Time Management Is A Skill
Time management is the skill of juggling balls while adding more and more balls to the act. It becomes more complicated and needs daily practising to uphold. Still, it is a necessary skill for achieving a better quality of life. By refining this skill, you will get the things done that is important to you while having the time to relax and de-stress, which is crucial for your mental health.
The Benefits of Effective Time Management to your Mental Health
- Increased Productivity
- Increased Work Success
- Improved Relationships
- Improved Mood
- Decreased Anxiety & Depression
- Improved Self-Esteem
Steps To Manage Your Time Better
There are a few beginner steps you can take to help you manage your time better and get yourself in a healthy emotional place:
- Setting Boundaries: Make sure you set boundaries to separate your family, work, relationships, and social life. Setting boundaries comes with learning to say “No” sometimes, even to the people you care about the most. Still, it is a crucial step in developing healthy boundaries.
- Creating a To-Do List & Prioritising: Set time aside to create a weekly to-do list and then prioritising what is urgent and most important. Ticking off one task after another from your to-do list is immensely satisfying and will ultimately boost your self-esteem.
- Self-Care: Working self-care and me-time into your schedule is essential to help you rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Feeling refreshed is necessary to stay resilient and be ready for what life brings to you. Being in control of yourself this way will also ease your worries about your mental health in general.
Where To Get Help
These are only tips to start changing how you manage time, but you have to make the change yourself. A Mental Health Professional can help you get perspective and take the necessary steps to balance your life with better anxiety management and better mental health in general. If you are struggling and feel as if your mental health is not where it should be, take the time to reevaluate your time management and get the help you deserve.