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…

Focused or Rigid? 3 Essential Steps for Flexible Focus

Being focused is a powerful feeling. Have you experienced it? Focusing on a project, right up to its successful completion is just wonderful. You feel carried forward by the flow of your concentration. And your confidence grows as you stay on track. But rigidity is another matter entirely. Fear-based and destructive, rigidity comes to the fore when you want…

Post-Vacation Time-Saver — Or Don’t Let Your In-Box Scare You

The post-vacation blues — otherwise known as post-vacation overwhelm, might be a familiar feeling to you right about now. So, how do you manage? Well, for starters, don’t panic. Lots of folks re in the same boat. So patience, and a good helping of compassion, will go a long way toward helping you through this…