The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Your schedule can be a stress-reducer or a stress-creator, depending on how you structure it.
You’re the one who decides about your schedule. But how often do you forget that, allowing your priorities to get hijacked, and falling into reactivity when it comes to structuring your 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!
Finding focus and maintaining it is a skill that increases your presence and your productivity.
Your moments are enhanced when you bring focus to them; and yet this is a quality that is often especially hard to come by in our culture.
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Gmail is full of add-ons, tricks and tweaks to help you get and stay organized … and find more time.
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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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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.
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Time boundaries are a key time management tool, and one that we often think of when focus and concentration are necessary for completing a task.
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Time boundaries are key to your productivity and your time success, whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or anyone with a to-do list that is longer than the hours in your day!
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Finding time to stay on track, especially if much of your work must be done on-line, can be a very big challenge. There are so many potential distractions that can pull you away from your planned work. Do you notice that you ‘lose time’ when you’re at your computer? It’s a very common problem and may well be your biggest time drain.
But don’t worry! Here’s one simple and sure-fire way to keep yourself focused and on track when you sit down to work at your computer: Use a timer!
There really is no better way to create time boundaries for yourself so that you can stay focused and on-track. There are lots of different kinds of timers that you can use – some on-line and some of the egg-timer variety. Both can work just fine; I personally prefer the egg-timer type, as I can use it to stay on track, not just at the computer, but when I’m doing other things around the house and farm.
For accomplishing tasks that require a lot of focus, I like to set the timer for no more than 20 or 30-minutes. Then, when it goes off, I get up and walk around a little bit, or do some stretches. It’s important to give yourself frequent “movement breaks” when your work is primarily sedentary. This refreshes your body and your mind, enabling you to return to your task with renewed energy.
I think you’ll find that your ability to stay on track is greatly enhanced when you work in shorter increments and give yourself clear boundaries. You’ll begin to establish a rhythm that both your body and your mind will appreciate.
Not only that, but the more you know that YOU are in charge of your time, the more you can stay focused and on track. As you use your timer to create and maintain your time boundaries you build self-trust around time management and time choices. This makes it easier to let go of that tempting website that you want to explore ‘right now’ – because you know that you will find time to return to it later. Clear time boundaries make that possible for you!
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