The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Brainstorming is a very effective tool for loosening up your energy and thinking when you’re stuck and accessing creative, and sometimes unexpected, ideas.
Today I’m going to explore ways that brainstorming can also be a vehicle for turning negative thinking on its head. When you use brainstorming this way, you fundamentally and powerfully transform your energy and your time. (more…)
Encouraging words. Early on, many of us learned how important they are from a little engine that could.
“I think I can. I think I can.” Remember that?
I’d actually offer a small, even more encouraging and affirmative edit to that statement: “I can and I will!” (more…)
Productivity is something that we’re all looking to amp up these days. When our tasks outstrip the hours we have available, we often feel that if only we could be more efficient we’d be fine!
So, if we pack as much as we can into each moment will we actually be more productive?
Is productivity mainly a matter of time management?
No, actually. Your productivity is much (more…)
Relaxation isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list of New Year’s Resolutions.
But, when it comes to being able to actually follow through on plans and aspirations, relaxation and self-care aren’t indulgences.
Indeed, I’d like to propose that you reframe relaxation as a responsibility in this New (more…)
Fear is so debilitating! It robs you of confidence and creativity while wasting your time and siphoning off your energy into dead-end worries and what-if’s.
Fear is also, quite often, unrealistic and unnecessary. It’s all about the stories we learned and the stories we tell ourselves.
If scarcity of time or money … or anything … was something that was a worry in your family, (more…)
Finding time isn’t easy – not in our fast-paced world.
You may not even want to think about it because you figure you’re likely to just feel overwhelmed by looming tasks … or totally depressed by how scarce your time seems.
But thinking about it is a very powerful tool in the quest to find time. Indeed, the way you think about your time has a huge impact on how you (more…)
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?
Productivity is something we all strive to enhance – after all, who doesn’t want to use time wisely and well? And very often, we think of productivity as being about the nuts and bolts of tasks – doing things faster and more efficiently.
That’s the “How” of your work – the route that you take from Point A to Point B and the tools that you use along the way. There’s an awful lot that you can (more…)
Stress is a fact of life. There’s no getting around it; BUT you can develop skills for managing it.
Managing your stress well contributes a LOT to your success – and even more importantly, to the quality of your relationships, your moments … and your life!
When it comes to stress management, (more…)
Calming self-talk not only reduces stress, it actually helps you find more time.
And you can give yourself this calming gift whenever you want to – it’s up to you. Many of us don’t tap into that power – but how about starting today?
How often do you wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Sometimes do you feel (more…)
Proactive Time Choices offer a clear answer to lots of difficult time challenges and nagging time questions. They are also a surefire path to empowerment and enhanced energy. But it can be very easy to fall into reactivity when it comes to time.
How about you?
Do you feel like you spend most of your (more…)
Slow down! How many time have you heard that advice … from your grandparents, long ago … from your doctor, perhaps … from spiritual advisers ,,, even from a small, wise voice inside.
Well, now your time management expert is telling you that, too. It’s the single best way to re-group, re-focus, and re-energize yourself. It costs nothing, and all it takes is a leap of faith and (more…)
“Slow down, you move too fast; you’ve got to make the morning last …” Remember that song from the ’60’s?
Finding time to slow down – or to “stop and smell the roses” – might be advice that feels so familiar that it seems like a cliché. But there’s a great deal of wisdom there.
It can be a challenge, finding time to be (more…)
Productivity is something we all strive for – but is it always all that it’s cracked up to be?
What does your wise mind tell you?
We hear it trumpeted all the time – how increasing your efficiency and effectiveness with time management tools, tips and tricks will exponentially increase your productivity and ultimately lead to wild success in whatever enterprise you pursue! Right? (more…)
Success. How do you define it, and how do you attain it? And how does your perspective on success affect your feelings about your time?
These are things we’ve been pondering at The Time Finder lately. Success will be the focus of our upcoming series of Finding Time E-zines (starting on July 31), and I’ll be posting about it here, too.
Summer provides an opportunity to step back and reflect – a small, natural interlude in the work year. So for all of us, and maybe especially for entrepreneurs and (more…)