How Do You Manage Your Time?
You also need to make appointments for yourself to relax and recharge. Even if it is 20 minutes per day, you will be more productive and more engaged with your family and friends. This is the toughest rule for me to stick with, but I make a conscious effort to say, “for the next ___ minutes, it is ‘me time.’” That is why I get up at a ridiculously early hour to fit in exercise. I also carry a book with me always and don't stress about waiting in lines because I’m sneaking in something I like to do. Saturday mornings are when I create decadent desserts and my family knows I have to recharge (translation: they give me my space for a little while and are rewarded with cakes, cookies and ice cream!).
What practices do you follow to make your day easier? Do you follow any specific technique or guru? Or do you work/live with someone like me and, if so, does it help or drive you crazy?