Managing time well has a direct relationship to stress level. I don't have a study to back that up (although I'm sure I could find many). It's not rocket science--I'm sure you'll read that and either think or say something like, "duh."
But do you really get it? I thought I did, until I started this experiment I have going on for the month of March. I'm not going to talk about that in depth---because you'll probably just think I've lost my mind and you won't respect my wellness advice anymore. Not really, but it is having to do with testing out nutritional concepts and seeing if they really work to improve energy levels.
The one thing I found out during my experiment so far is that planning out my time makes me more productive. I've dedicated certain hours of the day to very specific things, and when I do that, I'm more likely to be productive during that time. I've also planned out what to eat and when to go to the gym.
I thought I was pretty productive before, but now I'm finding myself to be even better.....and with that comes less stress!! Who wouldn't want that?
So, the point is that sometimes planning and time management seems like a drag and not really all that important. Even so, try it out---commit to just a set period of time, like a week. Plan out as much of your life as you can fit in and feel comfortable with. Let me know how it goes!
p.s. raw vegetables give you more energy