Unexpected Boundary – A Rainy Day Gift from the Universe

A time boundary is a gift you give yourself. That’s the most useful way to think about it. And your time boundary isn’t a negative thing at all. It helps you focus your energies because you say “No” to what’s less important. And that gives you the space and time and energy to say a…

Smart Planning Tip – Use Lists to Manage Your Tasks and Your Time

Smart planning is about making sure you’re as efficient and as effective as possible, in the time you have available. It requires an up-front investment of time, and the pay-off is well-worth it. But very often, we neglect the planning step, only to find that our day springs leaks and we’re not nearly as productive…

Working Smart – Know Your Tasks to Find More Time!

Working smart is just … smart! When you have limited time and energy, using both to their optimal potential is a goal we all strive for. And during busy times — like right now — working smart relieves stress and helps you put yourself in a position to enjoy your moments fully, 

Procrastination Tips – Move from Avoidance to Completion in No Time!

Procrastination. Do some jobs just make you want to hide? Well, outsmarting procrastination, especially when a job you hate is what’s waiting, can be a real challenge. But the truth is that when procrastination creates a logjam for you, those dreaded tasks become even more of a nuisance. So, here are 5 timely tips that will 

Inbox Snooze Looks Like a Winner for Finding Time

Inbox or Gmail, Inbox or Gmail. Have you settled on one or the other yet? One of the things I weigh, when looking at any new tool, is whether the efficiencies it offers make up for what’s lost when you let go of what’s familiar and move on to something new. 

To-Do List Power! Todoist Integrates Tools for Finding Time

To-do lists are powerful time management tools. Unfortunately, many people avoid using to-do lists because when used unwisely they can easily become overwhelming, discouraging and guilt-provoking. There are lots of on-line apps for creating and maintaining to-do lists. Or, if you prefer, there’s always the paper and pencil option.

Procrastination Problems – Is Fear Your Roadblock?

Procrastination grows with overwhelm and stress … and as unfinished tasks pile up everything just feels more and more impossible! Your energy dwindles as fear mounts.  Where do you begin, when procrastination has you in a panic and the clock just keeps ticking? We’ve written quite a bit about procrastination here – and we’ve shared…