Self-Care and Strong Boundaries — A Power Combo for the Ages.

Self-care doesn’t necessarily come naturally. No, indeed, it’s a skill that you develop with practice. And strong boundaries are a key ingredient in your efforts to take good care of yourself. You might think that self-care would be easier during vacations and holidays when you have more time. But is that really true? Step back…

Summertime Tech Tip — This Will Reset and Replenish Your Energy

Summertime is here — at least if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Yes, it’s time for vacations, sunshine, water sports, family gatherings, and lots of outdoor activities. The choices that you make about your time have a profound effect on the quality of your experience. So here’s a question that’s worth considering ahead of time…

IFTTT Keeps Adding Channels, and the Productivity Hacks Keep Coming

IFTTT. It stands for If This Then That. But what is it? Have you heard of it? Do you use it? Here are the basics: If This Then That is a productivity tool that allows you to automate all sorts of tasks. It uses basic logic (If This Then That) to link tech tools that…

Your Values and You — This Gives You the Clarity You Need

What do your values have to do with time management? A lot. In large part, that’s because, in our fast-paced, interconnected world, it’s so easy to get disoriented. Tasks and distractions constantly call for your attention. It’s just so easy to lose your way. From one moment to the next, everything can change. Finding time…

Compassion Power Opens You to Your Possibilities

Compassion power might seem like an odd pairing of words but read on. It’ll make sense, I promise. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what gets me stuck and what gets me unstuck, when facing a time challenge. One of the themes that keeps coming up is that of compassion. What is compassion…

Project Gutenberg but Better: Free Ebooks for Your Kindle, iPad, etc.

  Project Gutenberg is a longstanding project which has made thousands of ebooks available to readers, worldwide. There you’ll find more than 54,000 free ebooks, including much of the world’s great literature. Thousands of volunteers have worked on Project Gutenberg. They’ve proofread and digitized a wide-ranging collection of older classics whose copyrights have expired. But, while…

Efficiency and Effectiveness — Maybe They Aren’t the Heart of the Matter

Efficiency and effectiveness are the Gold Standard when it comes to time management these days. Or are they? Certainly, finding time to complete all of your tasks is important. But there’s much more to life than efficiency and effectiveness. In fact, if you’ve visited here before, you know that my Heart-Based Time Management™ System is,…