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 —…

Procrastination, Your Moments, and the River of Time

Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles around for smart, productive people. People just like you. It robs you of the richness of your moments. then it adds immeasurably to your levels of stress and frustration. And finally, it drains you of confidence and energy. You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Procrastination…

Stop Making Your Life a Race with Friday as Your Finish Line

It’s not a race. But does your life sometimes feel like one? How often do you get home on Friday evening feeling drained and breathless, like you’ve just finished a road race? Or, during your week, do you hold onto Friday like it’s the finish line for your personal marathon? The light at the end of a…

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,…

Seasonal Templates Help You Find the Time to Savor Your Moments

The changing seasons are a constant source of flux. So, as we approach the Summer Solstice, I’m reminded of how helpful seasonal templates are. Last week I wrote about shopping templates. Creating a shopping template for yourself makes your trips to the store so much more efficient. And the same goes for seasonal chores, like…

Choices, Time, and You — Creating Your Life, Moment by Moment

I can’t think of anything that’s more important than your time choices. Quite literally, they mean the world to you. So, how do you feel about that? What kinds of decisions do you make, each day, each moment, about your time and how you spend it? No dress rehearsals… In an earlier post here at…

Time Choices Define Where You Are and Where You Are Going

Time choices — the ones you make in each moment of your day — may seem very small and insignificant sometimes. But they make all the difference in the world. In the most concrete way possible, these everyday decisions define your path. And this happens incrementally — often without your even noticing. That’s why it’s so…