Many people get involved in various activities that keep them busy almost every minute of the day but hardly are they ever effective in these activities they engage in. Time and energy management comes into play based on how effective and productive you are with the activities you engage in. Its not enough to have something doing all the time, it is more important to have something productive to show for every activity you get consumed in. Here are five ways to manage your schedule and work towards being more productive and less busy.
YOU CANNOT DO IT ALL:  it is wise to know you cannot say yes to every task your boss assigns to you, especially if you already have a table filled with tasks. Know when to stop accepting tasks or errands. Too many things to do at a time reduce effectiveness in everything you do. Be conscious of the fact that doing few things effectively is better than doing so many things half way.

SETTING YOUR PRIORITIES: figuring out what is important and the first things to do is an important habit to cultivate towards effectiveness. Don’t keep doing the same irrelevant things over and over while you leave the important task lagging behind. Arrange your task in order of priorities and executive them accordingly.
AVOID DISTRACTIONS: don’t get distracted by unproductive and unrewarding ventures along the way. Focus your attention and energy on the productive task ahead so that you can achieve optimum results at the end of the day. Focusing completely on any task you are involved in makes it less time consuming.

MAKE TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY: no matter how much work you do or how busy it gets, never forget to make time for your family and loved ones. Never spend all your time working that you forget to actually live. Time spent with your loved ones is never a waste. It will keep your mind strong and give you reasons to push harder.
TAKE BREAKS AND REST WELL: take breaks from work whenever necessary, sleep well and don’t deprive yourself of a healthy life. If you plan to be productive and be effective in your activities, know when to take a break and when to rest.