I am super busy as I am on the BOD for my school's SNA, working, volunteering and I live 1.5 hours away from school and am married! Anyway, people always ask me how the hell I do all this stuff and aside from knowing myself well enough to understand that I thrive when my workload and time are very structured, I live and die by my CALENDAR! It amazes me that when I tell people I have the calendar app on my phone synced with my google calendar and my desktop calendar they say, "I wish I knew how to do that!" My response to that (and to many other claims people make about their ignorance) is "you can find out how to do it on the internet!!!!" In case this wasn't obvious to you or many other people out there, almost any freakin thing you have the slightest curiosity about or want to try, learn about is online!! We live in an amazing time where info is readily available at your fingertips like never before and yet, so many people forget how to use it for actually productive reasons. So, in short, my answer is 1) CALENDAR -as soon as something pops up, a task, an idea, meeting, assignment, it goes in the calendar 2)THE INTERNET - duh, it's amazing 3) EXERCISE - if you value feeling good and clearing your mind then you will make time for this regularly and you will schedule it in!! 4) Be flexible!!!!! Though I went off on having everything structured, there comes a time when you just can't push through and you got to stop and chill. Knowing yourself, your capabilities, health, etc make this easier to implement. Good luck! There's no recipe/formula how to do this. Try things and be okay with stumbling and failing occasionally. No one's perfect, be kind to yourself, this will help you empathize with your patients.