Time management is one of the biggest challenges people struggle with today. There are only 24 hours in the day, and no matter what you do, that will remain constant. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night for adults, leaving 16 or so hours to get everything else done.

With the advent of the internet, and subsequently the smart phone boom, now everyone expects you to be plugged in and available 24/7. Forget that sleep thing!

Considering that your kids, your family, your boss, your coworkers, and your loved ones expect you to be available all the time, it is more important than ever to manage your time and learn some foundational concepts to prioritize and get things done.

A big part of the struggle is that many people tend to look at the big picture of everything that needs to get done, which can instantly lead to feeling overwhelmed. It’s easy to get spun out thinking about all the responsibilities, social commitments, work deadlines, and “someday” projects that are piling up in the corners of your minds.

Learning how to prioritize and break things down into workable chunks; this will help you better manage your responsibilities and goals. Follow these steps to take back control of your schedule.

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