1.Figure Out Your Goals
We’re talking about “big-picture” goals for both your work and home life. For example, you may want to find a better work-life balance, get more exercise, and be more involved in your children’s after-school activities. Once you know what they are, you can break them into smaller tasks and focus on how to fit them into your life.
It can help to take a week or so and note how long it really takes you to do things you do all the time — do laundry, make breakfast, make your bed. Most people overestimate how long it takes to do something simple like take a shower and underestimate the time needed for bigger tasks, like write a term paper. If you know exactly how you spend your time, you may be able to manage it better.