Slow Down and Breathe to Reclaim Your Energy and Your Time

When you slow down you give yourself space. In the midst of busy times there is nothing more rejuvenating! On some level, it doesn’t matter if you slow down for 30-seconds or 30-minutes. Simply making the choice to give yourself this gift means that you are in charge. And while making time to breathe and 

Stages of Change and Your Time Choices

Have you heard of the 6 stages of change? Change is one of the constants in our lives – and we often tend to balk at changes. So that’s where the idea of stages of change becomes really helpful! In 1997 psychology professor James Prochaska created a very 

Unpacking Your Travel Lessons to Find Time

You probably have a list to help you pack for your trips, but what about when you’re unpacking? How do you organize that part of your trip?  Or do you even think about being organized at that point? My VA traveled to Ireland recently, and when we talked about it, I encouraged her to do her 

Choosing to Savor in Stillness Transforms Your Time

Choosing is a complex and often unconscious process. Whether it’s choosing what’s ‘best’ or choosing what we want, or making choices based on other considerations, we are constantly choosing. We do it hundreds of times each day – choosing. One moment it’s an active choice and maybe the next 

Stuck? Scared? Turn Toward Trouble and Find Time!

When you’re stuck, scared or just plain stymied, the temptation is to turn (or run) away from whatever you perceive as the problem.  It’s instinctual – a knee jerk reaction that may have saved us back when dinosaurs wandered the earth. But it often doesn’t serve us now.  In fact, in many cases it’s about…

Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Finding Time

Chip Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles are probably not words you’d ever have expected to see at the start of a post on The Time Finder.  But bear with me – he’s got some interesting things to say about time! I’ve been learning about Chip Kelly from my VA, who is a serious fan of the…

Fitbit Zombies? Your Time – Your Choice

My Fitbit has been a very helpful addition to my exercise regimen and self-care efforts.  Do you have one?  (And do you use it?) I appreciate its goal-setting flexibility and the way that it tracks my steps without my knowing.  (I used a pedometer for many years, but found it distracting and cumbersome.  The Fitbit, on the…