National Time Management Month

Not everyone perceives time the same way. This is evident in the way many people feel time speeding up as they age compared to how they experienced time’s passage when they were younger. Physical time can be objectively measured with a clock. Psychological time, however, is subjective and perceptively flexible. For example, consider the common phrases: “time flies when you are having fun” and “a watched pot never boils.” Time perception can also vary depending on how many things you have to do and how much time you have to do them. The more tasks and responsibilities you have, the more likely you are to have to manage your time to make sure you can get all of them done. Managing your time comes naturally for some, but others need to learn tools and tricks to stay on top of everything. This is where learning the art of time management comes in, and the library has several titles to help get you started.

Understanding How Our Brains Perceive Time

Your Brain is a Time Machine by Dean Buonomano
A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.

The Power of Time Perception: Control the Speed of Time to Make Every Second Count by Jean Paul Zogby (e-audiobook)
With the latest research in brain science, discover how to stretch the good times and fast forward through the bad ones. Understand how your brain perceives time, why it speeds up, and how to make the most of it.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time by Simon Garfield (e-book)
Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light.

Practical Time Management Advice

Real World Time Management by Roy Alexander
In this instructive guide to time management, author Michael Dobson provides tips, techniques, and commonsense advice that will allow anyone better agency over his or her time and significantly increase productivity.

Time Management From the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of your Schedule-- and your Life by Julie Morgenstern
Julie Morgenstern set a new standard for the time-management genre. Her system has helped countless readers uncover their psychological stumbling blocks and strengths while developing a time-management system that suits their individual needs.

Organizing your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You by Sandra Felton
Nothing beats the satisfaction of coming to the end of the day and feeling like it was a successful one. Well-managed time makes that possible. It reduces stress, helps you accomplish more in less time, and, most importantly, gives you greater freedom to enjoy doing what you love. This book shows you how to make it all happen.

Make Every Second Count: Time Management Tips and Techniques for More Success With Less Stress by Robert W. Bly
You'll discover how to maximize your time by setting priorities, creating useful schedules, overcoming procrastination, and how to boost your energy level and productivity with proper diet, exercise, and sleep.

Singletasking: Get More Done – One Thing at a Time by Devora Zack
Singletasking explains how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so you can accomplish a succession of tasks one by one— and be infinitely more productive.

Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You by Julie Morgenstern
In Time to Parent, the bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge― parenting, from toddlers to teens― with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids.