Clarity: A Key Ingredient in Setting Boundaries and Finding Time

Clarity helps you see what you need. And then it helps you assertively communicate what you need. This, in turn, is your key to finding time. It’s really a back-and-forth process. Finding time depends on your comfort with setting time boundaries. And then your growing comfort with setting time boundaries has a lot to do…

Guilt and You — Root it Out Today with a Dose of Reality

In yesterday’s post I wrote about guilt and its debilitating effects — effects that you don’t have to accept in your life. If you take a moment and think about your biggest time-and-energy drains, my guess is that you might find guilt up there near the top of the list. So, today I’m going to…

Time Boundaries Work Best When They Come from Your Power

Time boundaries are powerful time tools that enable you to productively focus on your priorities. Yet setting and maintaining time boundaries can be a challenge. Last week, in a post titled Retrieve Lost Time with Time Boundaries that Stick we shared some guidelines for setting these all-important boundaries with clarity and compassion. Today I want to…

Assertiveness and Time – 5 Tips for Setting Effective Boundaries

Assertiveness is a key skill to develop when it comes to maximizing your productivity and your overall satisfaction about how you use your time. That’s because we all have multiple pressures on our time. Competing priorities and others’ needs all demand our attention, and we are constantly making time choices. Why is this important?  Well, here’s a quote from…

Slow Down to Catch Up-September’s Time Wisdom

Slow down!  How many time have you heard that advice … from your grandparents, long ago … from your doctor, perhaps … from spiritual advisers ,,, even from a small, wise voice inside. Well, now your time management expert is telling you that, too. It’s the single best way to re-group, re-focus, and re-energize yourself.…

Boundaries and You: Tap Your Power with These 5 Timely Tips

Boundaries define your time … and your life. When you set your boundaries, you are saying yes or no to an activity or commitment.  You are shaping your time and creating the map for your journey through it. 

Standing Up for Yourself to Increase Your Productivity

Standing up for yourself is a vital skill, as any assertiveness guru will tell you. But that’s not what this post is about. For increased productivity, I’m suggesting that you consider standing up for yourself, literally.