12 Must-Read Tips for Making the Most of Your Day

12 tips to make the most of your dayDoes it seem like you're constantly trying to keep up with domestic duties, errands, relationships and your health? Maybe you feel like there is no time for the things you really want to do. You're not alone. In a recent survey of more than 1000 women conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Instead Softcup, women were asked which activities kept them from doing the things they wanted to do. Almost half of the women surveyed cited domestic chores (49%). A similar number (47%) cited paying bills or running errands. And almost a quarter of women (23%) included activities such as making phone calls, texting and e-mailing as significant time sinks.

"Whatever their obligations, women are coming up with creative ways to conserve their time and cut down stress," explained Beth Battaglino Cahill, executive director of HealthyWomen. "We asked the HealthyWomen community to give us their tips on saving time and selected the best tips to share so we can all try to find more time for the things that are most important to us."

From hundreds of submissions, HealthyWomen selected the top 12 easiest and most practical ways to save time throughout the day—and to take advantage of that extra hour of morning sunshine that comes with Daylight Savings Time. See the results below.

HealthyWomen's Top 12 Time-Saving Tips: