No matter what your profession, time management is essential for staying organized and productive, and for freeing up valuable time to spend doing some of the things you enjoy.

To properly manage your time, it is essential that you create a schedule and stick to it.

Go into your calendar and insert your personal non-negotiable items. Maybe that’s going to the gym every morning at 6 o’clock. That’s a non-negotiable, put that in. Maybe every single day, you want to pick your kids up from school at 3 o’clock, get them home, get them started on their homework. Put those non-negotiable personal items in your calendar.

Determine your start and end time for work and then time block your work activities.

Reserve the morning for those items that need your focus and attention the most, the morning is when you are usually most productive.

Try keeping a time log for a week to help fine tune your efficiency, so you can see where you are spending most of your time.

You are going to be so glad that you have everything scheduled. It will give you a sense of peace, and a lot more freedom!