What are some time management tips that youth ministers have put into practice to be more efficient?
I really struggle with this and self care
My best piece of advice is to write things down. I think often in ministry we tend to keep things in our minds too much, but never put things down on paper. It makes things more real when they're on paper (or electronically).
A practical way to plan your ministry, personal goals, and anything else that needs to be documented: http://bulletjournal.com/
I've been using this method for over a year with work, local ministry, my family, and my personal goals. Relieves a lot of pressure on what needs to be done each week and yet gives an overview of the month and year ahead. Also, a great way to see what was accomplished!
I'm a huge fan of David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) method to getting organized. A former core member of mine was gracious enough to take a day off to spend a 12-hour day with me to reorganize my ministry life. It definitely made my life better. 5 years later, my email inbox is reduced to "0" most every work day.
Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0143126563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499549540&sr=8-1&keywords=getting+things+done