After having a relatively productive day today, I thought I'd document my thoughts on time management and how to (in my opinion) successfully get stuff done. Organise your thoughts Figure out what realistically needs to be done for the day, how you are going to do them, and decide in your mind that these things will be done at the end of the day. This is probably the hardest part, convincing yourself that you will actually do the work. Make bite sized chunks Give yourself steps or goals to accomplish throughout the day, don't look at the project as a whole and get overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done. It's all about timing Set your alarm the night before, if you are like me, you won't want to wake up super early, because you will just be tired for the rest of the day. Decide realistically how long you think you will need for each task, and try stick to that. Prioritise Determine the most important things that need to be done, and get them done first. This will ease the stress later on for you. Take a break It's all very well being productive, but from personal experience I know that sitting for long periods of time doing nothing but work will just give me a headache and make me exhausted the next day. The nice thing about "Bite sized chunks" is that you can fit breaks between them and actually grab a bite between bites ^^ Nothing groundbreaking really, but if you set realistic goals, you will be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a day.