Ten Ways to

Manage Your Time

University professors are pulled in many directions at once, facing publication deadlines, piles of student papers, committee obligations, and that ever-growing list of unanswered emails. In all of this clutter of activity, we might begin to wonder, are we making the best use of our time? Clearly, we need to develop strategies and concrete practices to open up some “space” in our lives, in which we can reflect, consider the long term, and function more productively in our daily lives.


Here are ten ways to manage your time:


  1. Write your career mission statement.
  2. Write your career goals.
  3. Align your behavior with your goals.
  4. Create a weekly budget for your time.
  5. Clean out your electronic inbox. Really.
  6. Tone down your perfectionism.
  7. Delegate: Do only that which only you can do.
  8. Work on big tasks in small increments.
  9. Procrastinate consciously.
  10. Just say, “No.”

What Participants Say

“Go. Cross out two hours from your day because long term it will save you exponentially.”

“I have three very specific and exciting things I will be doing to revolutionize my personal and professional life.”

“I can now stop wishing there were 36 hours in a day.”

Workshop Format

This workshop is two hours long.

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