The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
How many times have you been working on a task on your computer, only to have your focus waver as your eye catches an interesting headline? Your curiosity piqued, you click the link, opening a new tab, (more…)
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. (more…)
And if I had to name a key tool in your time management toolbox, internal boundaries would be right up there near the top of the list. (more…)
Whether you’re creating an info product, starting to write a book or special report, creating a business plan, working on your taxes … whatever it is, the first step can be difficult. And we all know that (more…)
And if you’re a busy blogger, entrepreneur or small business owner, you probably have a to-do list that far outstrips your available time – so (more…)
The internet, some people (like Jonathan Franzen) believe, is ruining us.
In particular, Franzen cites Jeff Bezos, Amazon and the rise of self-publishing and e-books as a dire threat to the ‘serious writer’ – an august group which, presumably, includes himself but excludes (more…)
Digging down a bit, we see that staying on track is about maintaining focus. And digging down a little further, I’d add that it’s about knowing
Then, as the weeks and months unfold, we slowly lose touch with what those goals were – and what had motivated us in the first place. It’s a (more…)
Your power sanctuary is a place you go to recharge your batteries so you can bring your best self to your moments. Sometimes it seems like we treat our iPads and cell phones better than we treat ourselves.
And that’s often especially true during busy times like the holidays. (more…)
Balance is an essential component in sustaining a healthy and productive life. And balance, though fundamental to our survival, can be very difficult to find and sustain.
As I thought about this subject, the basic refrain I learned years ago from Goldilocks came (more…)
Focus enhances your presence and productivity, and it’s a skill that we each need to bring to (more…)
Clutter. What does that word conjure for you? How does your energy shift when you hear it? For many, clutter is a chronic challenge – and its causes, as well as its impact goes far beyond mere ‘messiness.’
I recently read an excellent blog post by Mikael Cho titled “How clutter affects you and what you can do about it.” In it he offers interesting insights on why we acquire (more…)
Boundary setting is a skill that is vital, not only to your time management success but for living your life to its fullest. It empowers us to shape our moments and sharpen our focus.
We use boundaries to delineate what we let in and what we let out. When you need to really (more…)
If so, then you’re probably someone who’s got more to gain from a digital detox than most. (And I realize that’s probably not what you wanted (more…)