Sometimes it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, especially when we’re working hard to achieve a goal. Luckily, there are tangible ways in which we can all become more efficient.

Studies show that people who manage their time positively feel more in control, happier, and more relaxed. (Strictly speaking, of course, we can’t “manage” time; we can only manage the choices we make about how to use the available time.) Although time management is a much-studied area, some key factors come up again and again. People who handle their time well tend to combine:

  • Time-assessment behaviors. This involves having a realistic overview ...

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