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The lack of time to complete tasks can cause stress, but stress can be alleviated and productivity improved through applying simple time management strategies.

Summary

In our modern, fast-paced world, increasingly directed by deliverables and deadlines, a common catch cry is that we don’t have enough time in the day. Our work competes with our leisure, social, sports and family activities and all too often a favourable balance isn’t achieved. Rinkesh Kukreja, the founder of Conserve Energy Future, maintains that too much work or too much responsibility can cause stress. Simply the more tasks we take on, the less time we have to do them. For Kukreja, the trick is to organise the tasks, which will reduce stress and lead to improvement in productivity both at home and at work. As effective time management skills take time to develop and can be different depending upon people’s circumstances, Kukreja proposes ten strategies to help organise and prioritise time. These are expansive and will require patience, practice and focus to achieve results.