The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Assertiveness is a key skill to develop when it comes to maximizing your productivity and your overall satisfaction about how you use your time.
That’s because we all have multiple pressures on our time.
Competing priorities (more…)
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 (more…)
New habits. Ask anyone about them, this time of year, and you’re likely to get a blank stare, a hapless shrug, or maybe a defensive response.
That’s because when it comes to developing new habits we tend to relate in a black-and-white way.
We’re either doing it or we aren’t, and there’s no process involved. (more…)
How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?
Or maybe I should back up a step: Did you make resolutions this New Year? Is it a process that you find useful? Fun? Discouraging?
One thing we can probably all agree on is that New Year’s Resolutions are a mixed bag. They offer an opportunity to reflect and set goals. But more often than not, right around this time of year, (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…)
Sudden change was the watchword here in the Northeast US over the recent Thanksgiving Holiday. Power outages, canceled flights, and treacherous roads made for lots of challenges and opportunities to adapt on the fly!
Heart-based time management is all about finding time, increasing productivity, and deepening your experience of each and every moment. But what happens when sudden change enters the (more…)
Procrastination is a big problem for many, many people. And finding time is a lifesaver when you’re running out of it – quickly!
You know all-too-well about procrastination when you have, say, a project that you found out about two weeks ago but haven’t worked on yet. (It’s the one you kept saying that you would get to tomorrow.) Suddenly that deadline (more…)
Procrastination is a serious challenge for LOTS of people, so if you’re one of them, you are not alone!
The reasons that people procrastinate vary, but the results are the same – ALWAYS. When procrastination is one of your go-to time choices, you are also choosing stress, frustration, dwindling self-confidence … and lots of other challenges. Ultimately, procrastination affects your career, your relationships … really your (more…)
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 the worst thing you can do if you’re stuck or scared. Turning away doesn’t make the (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…)
Our schedules are, all too often, our masters rather than our servants. And when that’s the case, our schedules aren’t truly ours.
What that means in practice is that they aren’t going to work very well for us. Okay, so, what does work well, then?
When it comes to our schedules, the emphasis needs to be on self-reference. That’s true for lots (more…)
Your time is yours, and the way you spend it defines your life, moment by precious moment.
The more aware you are of your time, the more irksome it is when it feels like someone else is taking it from you! So, the first thing I’d remind you of is this: Your time is always your time; no matter what the situation, you have choices! Click to Tweet (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…)
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 Philadelphia Eagles. One of the things I’ve learned is that they are a professional football team. (Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I certainly had (more…)
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 other hand, works away in the background as I go about my day, syncing with my computer when I’m (more…)