If you often or even sometimes think that you could get more done if only you had more time, you likely have a time management problem. The good news is that you can make time an ally with a few steps. Start by planning out your day. This doesn’t mean a minute-by-minute schedule. Instead, set and prioritize daily goals. Delegate your tasks and activities to one of four areas: to do first, schedule, delegate, and don’t do. Realize that you can’t do everything, and delegate accordingly. Another tip can be distasteful for some—wake up early. Just an hour or even 30 minutes can make a difference, but you have to use this extra time wisely; so plan a specific task or activity to accomplish during these extra minutes. Next, be flexible; and realize that “life happens” and you can’t always stay on schedule. Be realistic about how much time a task or responsibility will take. If something takes more or less time than you anticipated, note this for the future. Read the full article.