Time Traps 101 – Address Values Conflicts to Get Unstuck

Mouse Trap - Time Traps

Time Traps – they don’t have to keep you stuck!

Time traps – sometimes it feels like they are everywhere!

And what mysteries they can be, those time traps. Does this sound at all familiar? Special pastimes beckon to you invitingly from all angles, and it’s as if your day has a slow leak. Before you know it, night has fallen. What happened to your time? [Read more…]

Values Clarification Helps Simplify Your Time Choices

Mountain-Values Clarification

Values clarification also clarifies your time choices.

Values clarification is a process that, engaged in periodically, helps you know yourself more deeply and create a uniquely meaningful frame for your time choices.

In previous posts here, as well as articles in the Finding Time E-zine, I’ve explored the importance of values and values clarification. In particular, I’ve highlighted the difference between  [Read more…]

Befriend Your Time — It’s All You Have!

Big Ben-Befriend Time

Befriend your time to thrive in time!

Befriend time? What does that mean? Isn’t time the thing that nips at your heels and makes you worry about keeping up?

Well, while time is absolute, concrete, and universal, you actually do have choices about how you relate to it.

When you think about time, do you embrace it as your friend? Or, at least sometimes, do you feel driven and trapped by time, as if it is your enemy?  [Read more…]

Value Your Values to Find More Time

Message Stones

What are your values?

How well do you know yourself?

Does the way you use your time reflect your values?

Deepak Chopra has written, “Without values, there is confusion and chaos.”

So you are actually adding  [Read more…]

Find Time to Get to Know Yourself and Journey Deeper into Your Heart!

Finding time to explore life’s mysteries is something that always enriches us in powerful and unexpected ways. It is also, often, the first thing that we set aside when life gets busy.  (And when is life NOT busy?!)

Among the fundamental mysteries of life, our own hearts and minds can frequently present us with some of the biggest puzzles. Do you find that to be true?

  • Are there things that you shy away from without understanding why?
  • Have you reacted strongly to something and then thought, “Hmmmm, I wonder where that came from?”
  • Would you like to tune in more deeply to the stories that you tell yourself?
  • Would you like to change some of those stories?  The ones that keep you from being your fullest and freest self … and stepping toward your cherished dreams?

I find that the human psyche is an endless trove of treasures just waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers who take the time to delve down and look around!  The mysteries that we harbor, each of us, are there to be uncovered.  What is needed is an investment of time … and of listening … to develop an authentic and supportive relationship with ourselves.

And the really good news is that the time investment doesn’t have to be daunting.  Small increments is a key mantra to keep in mind whenever you think about time – and especially with a lifelong enterprise like maintaining and deepening your relationship with yourself.

Small increments! It is much more important to be authentic and steady in your connection with yourself, than it is to spend hours at it.  Yes, “more time” is great … but given a choice, I would opt for steadiness and frequency every time!

Think of it as tending a garden … working the soil … keeping up with the nurturing and weeding and finding moments to do it.  Sometimes you find a Saturday when you can spend several hours gardening.  Sometimes you come home from work, gaze at your plants lovingly, pull a weed or two, and move on to other things.

Small increments! What’s important is maintaining the steady engagement and contact.  The harvest will come!

Speaking of harvests … the MP3 of my interview with Nutritionist and Clean Eating Coach Wendy Battles-Plasse as we explored how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention” is available … and we’ll send it to anyone who signs up on our teleclass page!  This was a jam-packed, info-filled call … and it’s not too late to learn all about healthy eating and prevention from one of the best!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …