Setting a Time Boundary Cuts Stress and is a Gift to Yourself

When you set a time boundary, you are not only reducing stress for yourself. You are also giving yourself a gift of time. This isn’t magic, though. It’s a time management skill that you develop with patience and steady practice. When you’re busy, finding time isn’t always easy. And without the ability to set and…

Time Choices — They Create Your Reality, and That’s Powerful

Your time choices are the building blocks of your experience of time. That’s a powerful fact that often gets lost when you’re stressed and under pressure. But it’s really true. How you feel about your time is up to you. Take yesterday, for example. Think back and ask yourself a few questions: Were you as productive…

Overload and Stress Don’t Have to Be Your Everyday Baseline

Overload and stress sometimes feel like the new normal, don’t they? How often do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Frayed and frazzled and ready to snap? You use to-do lists and templates. You set time boundaries. But still, you arrive at the end of a typical day with overwhelm and stress…

Flexibility May Be the Missing Ingredient When You’re Stuck

Flexibility is an important time skill. It allows you to put your own unique ‘stamp’ on the tools in your time management toolbox. That’s because ‘one size fits all’ certainly is NOT the case when it comes to managing your time. Indeed, if your stance toward time management is rigid, you are going to run…

Procrastination and Clutter — They’re Joined at the Hip

Procrastination and clutter. Maybe you don’t think of them together, but they often go hand-in-hand. And the good news is that addressing one helps you address the other. You see, clearing out clutter isn’t just a matter of decluttering or reorganizing your physical space. Clutter comes in many forms. And it most definitely has the…

Boundaries and Your Holiday Planning – Find Your Comfort Zone

Time choices and time boundaries are your keys to finding time for what matters most to you. And, as the holidays draw closer and closer, what could be better that reducing your stress and increasing your enjoyment with these time tools? I’ve written here previously about creating de-stressed holidays for yourself and those near and…

Boundaries and Templates Save You Time and Stress During the Holidays

Boundaries are real life-savers when times get busy. And what busier time is there than this season? So setting strong time boundaries is vital. And yet, this is precisely the time when it can be most challenging to maintain those boundaries. Do you notice how quickly it feels like the time goes from Halloween to Thanksgiving…