Before you think about how to get tasks done, it’s important to think through what you want to accomplish in the first place. That’s why the first step in effective time management, or time investment as I like to call it, is getting clear on your priorities, schedule, and boundaries (It's ok to say "No").
Once you’ve decided what you want in your life, then you can begin to organize the tasks related to your priorities into your schedule. This will require you to figure out a system for planning, organizing your tasks, getting through e-mail, and eliminating what’s not a priority.
Once you have a plan, then the next key step is to stick to the plan. That means beating procrastination, making quicker decisions, and getting back on track when you get off track.
This section includes additional resources to assist you in clarifying your challenges with time and creating systems for success. These resources are longer than the ones listed above, but if you can find the 'time', they are all essential to the process.