Archive for 'Time Boundaries'

Boundaries Between Work and Home-Putting Them into Practice

Posted on August 11, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Boundaries

Boundaries for Finding Time

Boundaries help you use your time more effectively.  They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!

In our previous post we examined some of the advantages of setting strong boundaries between work and home.  Today I want to explore the flip side of the coin. (more…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Balancing Your Time

Posted on August 7, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Time Boundaries

Boundaries Between Work and Home

Boundaries are key to finding time for what matters most to you.  However, many people struggle with this skill.

In this series of posts I’m going to help you learn how to establish boundaries that work for you by exploring the advantages and the challenges in implementing this time tool. (more…)

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Focus with Fokus or Evernote Clearly and Find Time!

Posted on April 7, 2014 by , under Time and Technology, Time Boundaries.

Focus is KeyFocus is a key element in your productivity, and it can be a challenge when working on-line.

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…)

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

Posted on February 25, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

BoundariesBoundaries 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.  (more…)

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Internal Boundaries-A Big Key to Your Time Success!

Posted on February 11, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Internal BoundariesInternal boundaries present challenges for many. The challenges arise both in setting internal boundaries and in maintaining them.

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…)

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Starting When You Finish-Create a Beginning to Find Time

Posted on January 25, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Choices.

Starting when you FinishStarting a project is often the most challenging step in moving toward a goal.

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…)

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Streamlining Your Workflow to Move from Do to Done Today!

Posted on January 21, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

StreamliningStreamlining any process, task, or series of tasks is generally a great way to find time.

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…)

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The Internet, Your Brain, and Your Time – Should You Worry?

Posted on January 9, 2014 by , under Time and Technology, Time Boundaries, Time Choices.

Internet ApocalypseThe 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…)

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On Track and On Time-Maintain Focus with Strong Boundaries

Posted on January 8, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Management Skills.

stay on trackStaying on track and on time, whether you are working alone on a project or managing other people is a key skill for productivity and success.

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

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Your Goals for 2014-Find Them Inside, Make Them Real and Find Time!

Posted on December 26, 2013 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Priorities.

Your GoalsYour Goals: Setting them and making them real is a process that many of us embrace with lots of energy in January.

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…)

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Deadlines: Use Them to Build Powerful Boundaries with These 3 Timely Tips

Posted on December 10, 2013 by , under Time Boundaries.

DeadlinesDeadlines don’t sound very inviting, do they?  But the word does grab our attention, so I suppose that’s a good thing.

But while the word deadlines sounds daunting, I would argue that the best way to deal with deadlines is by embracing the reality that you are in  (more…)

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Your Power Sanctuary – Create One Today to Recharge for the Holidays

Posted on November 12, 2013 by , under Self-Care Time, Time Boundaries.

Power SanctuaryYour 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…)

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Balance, Boundaries, and Bears (Oh My): A Fable for Finding Time!

Posted on September 10, 2013 by , under Time and Energy, Time Boundaries.

Balance, Boundaries and BearsBalance 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…)

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Focus: 5 Tips to Find It, Keep It, and Find Time!

Posted on August 8, 2013 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Management Skills.

Find FocusFocus is one of the most powerful time management skills in your toolbox.  It’s about being in the moment, and consciously choosing where you put your energy.

Focus enhances your presence and productivity, and it’s a skill that we each need to bring to (more…)

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Clutter and You: Changing How Your Stuff Impacts You, Your Space, and Your Time!

Posted on July 25, 2013 by , under Time and Energy, Time Boundaries.

Clutter and YouClutter.  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…)

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