Birthdays, Aging, and Moving Through Time Transitions

Aging is a fact of life. I am reminded of this each August, as another birthday rolls around. Each year it feels different. And each year, I take time to make friends with the reality. Aging and birthdays — a process vs. a point in time… A birthday is what it says it is — a day —…

Back to School Time – Planfully Managing Your Transitions

Finding time to make transitions in a planful way isn’t always possible.  Indeed, as the tragic events in Houston painfully illustrate, sometimes powerful events topple the best-laid plans. But some transitions are predictable.  And when you take the time to plan for them, you’ll be all the better for it. Back to school A great example…

Multitasking, Focus, and Making the Most of Your On-Line Time

Multitasking and working on-line are not a helpful combination, and yet it’s something that many of us are tempted to do. In fact, finding focus and maintaining it when you’re working on the web is a major challenge. Couple that with the myth that multitasking is helpful, and you have a recipe for disaster. I recently…

A Grateful Pause Replenishes Your Energy Like Nothing Else

Finding time to be grateful is one of the keys to living your fullest life. The attitude of gratitude opens hearts and minds as nothing else can. But did you know that it also gives you energy? It’s true, and it’s palpable. My Heart-Based Time and Energy™ System is all about finding ways to optimize…

Your Work Style — Don’t Ignore it When Making Time and Energy Choices

How would you describe your work style? Do you think you’d spot it if you ran into it on the street? Many smart, productive people probably would be hard-pressed to recognize, let alone describe, their work style. And yet, this is a foundational factor in everyone’s time choices and time success. Indeed, time and energy management works…

E-mail Systems to Find Time AND Find that Important E-mail When You Need It

Reading and responding to your e-mail takes up bigger and bigger chunks of your time. Have you noticed? It’s an ongoing challenge that adds to your stress and often cuts into your efficiency and effectiveness. Organization and time management can really help with this task. But too often, the upfront time involved looks like an insurmountable hurdle. Indeed,…

Caught Up in Cloying Clutter? Name It and Tame It Today!

Clutter is something that too often clogs our time, energy, and space. Clutter adds to your stress and subtracts from your productivity. It takes lots of different forms, and they’re all important to address. And when it comes right down to it, dealing with your clutter is, more often than not, a matter of learning to…