In support of this year’s World Mental Health Day theme ‘Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority’, we have a unique roundup of articles to help you create a healthy work-life balance and build the life you want. 

You may be a freelancer, consultant, entrepreneur, part of a team or manage a team – whoever you are, life is busy. Our lives actually seem to be getting even more and more busy; and it’s getting more difficult to keep on top of everything we need to do. 

Did you know that time management isn’t about getting everything done, but rather about getting the important things done? Psychology Today refers to time management as “a skill necessary for achieving a better quality of life. By managing your time in a more efficient way, not only will you get the right things done, but you’ll also have enough time to relax, de-stress and breathe more freely.”

Discover how you can improve your time management skills for a better quality of life with this collection of Timing articles. 

These articles include tips on how to work less, understand what some of the biggest time management challenges are, as well as helpful references and apps that can help you create the life you want. 

Time Management Tips: How to Work Less?

Should you be working 8 hours a day?  Ultimately, the “right” amount of working hours depends on the individual and the type of work.

In this article, we take a look at some surprising research about productivity, focus, and well-being…and how you can create a working schedule that’s ideal for you.

Learn time management tips and work less. Read More.

Time Scarcity Can Be Beaten! Here’s How to Break Free

How do you break out of a cultural cycle where being busy is a status symbol? How do you develop a mindset of time abundance, rather than poverty. From work time apps, Mac productivity apps and a change in the language you use in daily life, here are some ways to reclaim the hours in your day.

Reclaim hours of your day, so you have more time. Read more. 

Mental Health Challenges as a Freelancer — and How to Cope

If you are considering becoming a freelancer, or are a freelancer already, it is important to be aware of common pressures which can lead to stress, burnout or other mental health issues. 

In this article we take a look at some of the biggest challenges as a freelancer, and how to make it a success while, most importantly, staying sane?

Create and keep habits to improve your mental health. Read more. 

How to Recognize Toxic Productivity With Time Tracking

It is 8 AM on Saturday, and you already feel anxious because you have a lengthy list of tasks you want to complete. Your team told you to take some time off, but you can’t seem to slow down. Your mind is always racing, so you can’t relax. This is what it’s like when toxic productivity takes over your life and it can lead to depression, anxiety, and burnout.

Toxic productivity and being productive are two completely different things. Find out the information you need to recognize and overcome toxic productivity and how automatic time tracking, like Timing, helps you manage such challenges. 

Make sure that your productivity is healthy and sustainable. Read more. 

10 Ways to Overcome Time Anxiety Using Time Tracking

Time anxiety is the overwhelming feeling that you always run out of time and lag with short-term and long-term life goals. It is different from temporary stress as it spans professional and personal life. It is more about how you reflect on your progress with your life goals.

Modern-day urban life can be hectic, we are constantly busy and always in a hurry. This race against time can have long-term effects on one’s physical and mental health.This article explains why time anxiety occurs and how you can battle against it.

Anxious about wasting time. Read this article.

Why (and How) You Should Schedule Time For Your Relationship

At Timing we believe that your personal life matters as much as your professional life, if not more; and this study “found that couples who spend time together are more likely to feel happier, experience more meaning in their lives, and enjoy less stress. They’re also likely to adopt healthier behaviors over extended periods of time and even live longer.”

In this article we outline some tips that can help you care for your relationship and help you to restore some much-needed equilibrium.

Strengthen your relationship and have more quality time with your partner. Read more. 


It’s time to make your mental health and general well-being a priority by improving your time management and making sure you are getting the important things done to create the life you want. 

Timing can help with understanding how you are currently spending your time, so that you are equipped to make some important decisions about what needs to change. You can try it out on your Mac with our free 30-day free trial (no credit card required).