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It's stressful to feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Spending a lot of time on things that aren't important to you also leads to stress. Time management can help you feel more in control of how you spend your time. When you feel in control, you reduce your stress.
Time management helps you find the time for all the things you want and need to do. It helps you decide which things are urgent and which can wait. Learning how to manage your time, activities, and commitments can be hard. But it can make your life easier, less stressful, and more meaningful.
To make the most of your time and reduce stress:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
When you wait until the last minute to do things, you are more likely to stress out. Try these tips:
Manage your commitments
You may have a lot going on: school, sports practice, a job, family, and friends. But too many commitments can result in stress.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: December 16, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & David A. Brent MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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