You stare at the clock…ticking away.
3 hours. That’s all you’ve got and the deadline is up.
To your left, a pile of laundry sits in the corner – untouched and unwashed.
And that pile of letters on your desk desperately needs mailing out.
“Oh, if only I had more time to do all these!” You think.
You start to panic, running your hands through your hair, feeling the anxiety build up…but yet here you are,
reading my blog scrolling through your Facebook feed for the umpteenth time.
My friend, you can get ALL the above and more done. You need better time management skills.
And to help kickstart your journey to becoming a time management guru, we’ve gathered 12 of the best blogs and online forums dedicated to the subject. These are chock full of tips, tricks, strategies and ideas that will be having you finishing projects way before their deadlines, and balancing that with the unwashed laundry, mails and whatever else life throws at you.
Here we go!
This is my favourite time management/productivity blog. What started out as a year-long productivity experiment for Chris Bailey turned out to be an extremely successful blog and business. His main topic is productivity but he write on related topics like time management, mindfulness, maintaining your energy and attention and many more. I am a subscriber and I absolutely love how unique his tips are. He also has a section on experiments, which are personal productivity and time management experiments he’s taken on himself and the results. And another section filled with interesting interviews with time management experts and thought leaders. I also find his blog design to be really clean and easy to navigate.
Craig Jarrow is the author of this site and he writes about goal setting, time management and productivity. I really enjoy his “TMN Tip” series in particular. They are short weekly reminders on the little things we could do to make better use of our time.
Helpful post: Is your time management stressing you out?
Mike Vardy writes many articles on time management, productivity, energy and other personal effectiveness topics. He also has a podcast and interviews many experts from varying fields on it. I personally subscribe to Mike’s blog and I really enjoy it. It’s packed with very interesting tips and ideas that you can start incorporating into your life.
This site covers a wide array of topics on personal growth and self improvement. But it also covers topics like productivity, time management, clutter, habits, psychology and many more. Articles are interesting and easy to read.
This blog focuses on helping people finish their work in the most efficient ways possible. They have a podcast which is frequently updated with expert conversations and tips for people wanting to be more efficient and manage their time better.
Useful post: The science of perfectly optimizing your sleep
Mark Forster is the author behind the best selling book Get Everything Done. He talks about a method he developed – Autofocus, as well as other kinds of systems and structures you can set up to manage time better and be more productive.
Useful post: Random time management
Mike Gardner runs this blog, and he helps entrepreneurs, business owners and independent professionals be productive, manage their time well and enjoy work-life balance – all at the same time. Although his target audience are working professionals with busy home lives, his tips are applicable to everyone else.
Useful post: How to eliminate distractions at home
I chanced upon HuffPost’s time management section whilst scanning their site for other stuff – and what a pleasant surprise this is. They write about time management tips and techniques, which involves everything else from eating breakfast and waking up early to procrastination. The site’s design is also clean and nice.
This technically isn’t a blog per se and reddit seems to bring up some strong emotions in some people. But, if you scroll through the posts, there are some great gems of advice being dished and a ton of great ideas. This was where I got the idea of making everyday a “No Zero Day”(Blog post on it coming up soon). The tips are also pretty unique and some of them aren’t usually found on other time management or personal effectiveness boards.
From the creators of the app Rescue Time, the blog offers lots of practical tips on how to manage your time better. Be it writing better notes, communicating better with colleagues to starting the day off with a good mood, this blog has got all areas of efficient time management covered.
This site offers time management tips that are targeted at entrepreneurs. But their tips are also very applicable to the rest of us who are trying to be more efficient with our time and plan our schedules a bit better.
This blog offers time management tips in the form of tools. There are articles (and tools) on organizing your files better, activity logs, multi-tasking and many more.
What are your favourite time management blogs?