There are different books on time management training available today; one of the most popular is Julie Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out. Another choice is Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The advantage of a book is its cost and you can learn it at your own pace. Formal time management training can also be resorted to when you want to have a seminar independent from the office. Out of the 168 hours every week, the crucial time for management is really only about 40 hours. If this can be handled very well most things already can. The rule of the thumb in personal time management is simple. Creating a plan and working on it. It is prioritizing which, in most cases are easy to identify, learning to say no when the plan is being compromised, yet being flexible enough to realize that events can crop up and re adjusting the plan to achieve a logical conclusion. Limit giving in to temptation of engaging in small talk when priorities are set and being worked on. Respect you decision in planning and you are on your way. Delegate. Be realistic about the things that you can and can not do. Delegate the things that you must. Floating work There are tasks that you can do anywhere that doing them now will only complicate your main task at hand. For both the time management professional and for the beginner, the same things occur but the professional has already expected that surprises happen and has made time allowances and preparations for it. The beginner also has to make allowances as expecting things to always run smooth can only result in frustration. It is imperative that time management programs then considers those mentioned above and the following: - Planning preparation and scheduling - Relationships building - Systems and process development - Anticipation and prevention - Developing of action plans, direction and strategic coordination - Crises issues and complaints - Demands from superiors and co workers - Reports, submissions and deadlines - Coordinated work with the general cyclical and action plans - Staff issues and needs. An example of our coping mechanism is how we change it by our actions. Signs of stress are headaches, indigestion, shortness of breath, change of appetite, fatigue and exhaustion, sleep interruption restlessness, decreased sexual activity, etc. Stress management will require a good amount of rest, if sleep is not possible immediately, you should relax 1 to 2 hours before your sleeping time.