Blah, Blah, Blah... I hear this all the time.... I just need to learn how to manage my time... 6 months later we have the same conversation. Let's face it... you can not manage time... but you can manage you! People seem to wear a badge of honer that they work 12 to 15 hours a day to get their job done. What happens to your family, your personal time... your health?
Here is one of my tips... focus, focus, focus! Try it for one hour. Turn everything off that interrupts you... email, twitter, facebook, phone calls, etc. For one hour work on that very important project and nothing else... okay you can go to the bathroom but you can't talk to anyone. And, if you are like me and work out of your house most of the day... no laundry, dishes or anything else. Once you get good at focusing for one hour do two. But, you have to take a good break in between. That is when you answer a few emails, return a call or two and then back to focusing!
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.