Posts about 'Time and Values'

Reflection Time: Regroup, Rejuvenate and Welcome Spring!

Posted on April 8, 2014 by , under Time and Values, Time Priorities.

ReflectionReflection time is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself.

But it can be a challenge for busy people to find time for reflection.  That’s because, on the face of it, this doesn’t feel or look like productive time.   (more…)

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Time Wisdom-Find Yours Inside, and Find More Time

Posted on January 24, 2014 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values.

Time WisdomTime wisdom is your most precious treasure when it comes to time management.

In today’s world, it’s easy to get so caught up in doing that we gradually lose touch with being. And when that happens, our energy, efficiency and effectiveness are all negatively affected.  That’s because  (more…)

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Let Your Lists Sweat the Details While You Do What You Love!

Posted on November 7, 2013 by , under Time and Values, Time Management Skills.

ListsLists are so powerful when it comes to tracking tasks, remembering important details and, ultimately, finding time for what matters most.

In today’s world, with information instantaneously available and news and e-mail and social networking in play 24/7 it is easy to fall into overwhelm.   (more…)

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Values Conflicts and Time Traps: Shine a Light and Find Time!

Posted on October 18, 2013 by , under Time and Values.

Values Conflicts and Time TrapsValues conflicts are like quicksand sometimes.  They throw your best-laid plans out of whack and keep you spinning your tires.  Yet they aren’t always obvious or easy to spot.

Sometimes you need to backtrack, starting with a behavior and following its trail back to its root. (more…)

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Core Values and You: 5 Timely Tips

Posted on October 17, 2013 by , under Time and Values.

Core ValuesValues, and, more specifically, the congruence between our values and our activities, form the foundation for our choice-making and our time success.

Last week on The Time Finder we explored the importance of values, and highlighted  (more…)

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Your Values, Your Soul, Your Work: Find Time to Find Your Power

Posted on October 6, 2013 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values.

PowerFinding time to find your power is a matter of looking inside. And the deeper you go, the more power you feel and tap into.

Your own, unique power is accessible to you and only you. It informs and shapes your work and it deepens and enlivens your moments in ways that  (more…)

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Values: Know Your Heart and Deepen Your Time

Posted on October 5, 2013 by , under Time and Values.

What are your valuesOur values lie at the very core of who we are. The more clearly we understand and articulate our values, the more profoundly we know ourselves.

As Deepak Chopra has said, “Without values, there is confusion and chaos.”  (more…)

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Heart-Based Time Management Tools: YOU are the Key to Finding Time!

Posted on June 13, 2013 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values.

Heart-Based Time ManagementHeart-based time management tools offer a practical and proven path to time success.  And here’s the secret about these tools:  they work from the inside out, not the other way around.

Many time management systems offer tips and tricks to help you squeeze the most out of (more…)

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Goals and Values: Sync Them to Power Up Your Time

Posted on May 9, 2013 by , under Time and Values.

Goals and ValuesGoals and Values:  When you have them in sync, the sky is the limit.  But when they are out of sync, you’re likely to find yourself mired in confusion and procrastination.

This recent post on The Happiness Project takes a quick look at Decoy Habits – and speaks to  (more…)

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Gratitude: Give It Away and Enrich Your Time

Posted on December 27, 2012 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values.

Gratitude-Give it Away!Gratitude.  Yesterday we explored the ways that opening your heart to gratitude expands and deepens your experience of time.

So today we’re going to take it a step further and look at how expressing gratitude enhances and enriches you! (more…)

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Gratitude: Feel How It Deepens and Expands Your Time!

Posted on December 26, 2012 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values.

GratitudeGratitude is way of being and perhaps one of the most powerful life skills that you can cultivate.  That’s because gratitude changes everything!

Maybe your heart is filled with gratitude right now, as you savor your holiday moments.

Let your feelings of gratitude wash over you.  Feel how they enhance and deepen your experience of time.  And here’s one other benefit of letting yourself  (more…)

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Crisis Times: Respond Using These 3 Timely Tips

Posted on December 6, 2012 by , under Time and Energy, Time and Values, Time Choices.

Crisis TimesCrisis times come unexpectedly, by definition.  How do you respond?  When it’s someone else’s crisis that strikes, do you find yourself full of feelings and knocked off track?

The time challenges that a crisis presents are complex.  But the good news is that a friend or family member’s crisis, while very difficult, doesn’t need to throw you  (more…)

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Values: Find Time to Prioritize What’s Most Important to You

Posted on September 5, 2012 by , under Time and Values, Time Priorities.

Values - what is most important to YOU?Values – what you hold as most important in your life – these are the things that, in large part, define you and guide your time choices.  Yet quite often, we have not reached clarity about our values.  They are guiding us, but at an unconscious level.

So, clarifying your values is (more…)

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Find Time to Celebrate Birthdays: Heart-Based Reminders of What Matters Most!

Posted on July 25, 2012 by , under Time and Values.

Finding time to celebrate the important days in our communal and personal lives is so important!  It reinforces and validates what matters most to us – and provides an opportunity to appreciate our moments and the companions (both human and animal) that we share them with.  So this (more…)

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Find Time to Travel Back to Your “Time Roots” for Clarity and Freedom!

Posted on February 1, 2012 by , under Time and Values, Time Transformation.

Finding time to explore your “time roots” is a surefire way to get yourself untangled from old messages about time that may be holding you back.

Ready to step toward greater time success?  Then try this brief Time Travel Exercise.  It will help you uncover what I like to think of as your Family Legacy of Time – what you learned about time from an early age.

The following fill-in-the-blank exercise can generate surprising insights. Don’t be judgmental or self-critical as you approach these questions.  The more you can explore your history with a relaxed and open mind, the more information you’ll make available to yourself.

You can also broaden the exercise to include other family members  who influenced your early development around time.  Adapt this exercise to suit your needs and experiences – don’t limit yourself!

  1. My mother/father always wanted to __________ but never took the time.
  2. I felt valued when my mother/father spent time __________.
  3. When I was younger, I promised myself I’d never spend time __________ the way my mother/father did.
  4. My mother/father spent lots of time _________ no matter what.
  5. I liked the way my mother/father always took time to _______.
  6. My mother/father spent more time __________ when stressed.
  7. When I look at where my life feels out of balance and think of my mother/father’s time choices, I see that ____________.

Now step back and think about your responses.  What does completing this exercise reveal to you?  What surprises you?  Which of your family’s time choices have you adopted as your own?  How do you use them in your life today?  Are there things that you’d like to change?

Some of your discoveries might feel bittersweet. But remember, even as you see the losses, they ultimately lead to greater freedom!  Remember that the more compassion you feel as you view your family’s time choices (and yours), the more possibilities open up to you.

Consider revisiting this exercise over time. See what percolates today, tomorrow … and why not ask your dreams for their input, too!  As you allow your feelings to guide you, new paths will reveal themselves.  Who knows what uplifting ways you’ll find to use time!

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