Time Management

10 Ways to Rethink Your Lists

The author of Schott’s Original Miscellany, a noted compendium of lists, shows you how.

6 Ways to Have Healthy Holidays

The holidays bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, too little time. Stay on the healthy track with these tips.

24 Secrets to Getting the Kids to School On Time

Moms offered creative shortcuts on our Facebook page. We offer them anonymity!

13 Small Projects That Will Make You Feel Accomplished

Real Simple readers share what the long-procrastinated tasks they checked off their to-do lists.

4 Time Management Skills Every Worker Should Know

Time management, like everything else, is personal, says workplace expert Carson Tate, the author of the book Work Simply. The trick is to know your “productivity style” and to play to it. Tate breaks down the 
four styles—and how each can function to maximum capacity.

How to Work From Home (and Still Get Things Done)

Whether it's an occasional event or your routine, working from home can be tricky. Lines blur, and it's easy to feel as if you're on both clocks 24/7. Austin, Texas-based career expert Holly Reisem Hanna offers strategies. 

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

How I Finally Tackled All of Those Half-Done Projects

Writer Marjorie Ingall has a zillion half-done projects that haunt her (making her even less efficient). She consulted three experts—a life coach, a personal assistant, and a psychiatrist—in pursuit of a happy ending.

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

Need help managing your worries? Follow this psychologist’s advice.

How to Stop Procrastinating

We’ve all been there: You have a deadline that is weeks ahead, and you’re very comfortable with how much time you have to complete your task. Suddenly, the due date looms nearer and nearer, but you continually put off the work until it’s midnight the night before it’s due! We’re all guilty of procrastinating, whether it’s on a project, on cleaning our bathroom, on planning our event, or on basic tasks, like finally going grocery shopping. What is often harder than actually completing the task is figuring out how to stop procrastination before it starts. As your to-do list continues to grow, the job can become even more daunting (which is why we start procrastinating in the first place… we’re too intimidated by the task!) How do we motivate ourselves to get moving early in the process, and complete a project in a reasonable amount of time? We asked seven organized, motivated experts to share their best tactics to tune out the distractions and stay on task—and how to bring yourself back into focus after you’ve strayed away from your to-do list. Follow their simple, yet effective advice, and you certain to end up being the most productive person in the office!