Posts about 'Time Management Skills'

Unpacking Your Travel Lessons to Find Time

Posted on April 16, 2015 by , under Time Management Skills.

Unpacking the Lessons

Unpacking the Lessons

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 is going to be traveling to Ireland in a couple of weeks, and when we’ve talked about it, I’ve encouraged her to do her  (more…)

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Declutter Time? Start from Zero to Win Big!

Posted on March 19, 2015 by , under Time Management Skills.

Start at Zero to Declutter

Declutter by starting at zero!

Spring brings the call to declutter. Is that true for you?

As you open windows, let in fresh air, and enjoy the returning light (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), do your thoughts turn to the dusty piles of papers, the old clothes, and the unused gadgets that have accumulated in your life through the winter months?

Or maybe it’s your schedule that you want to declutter. How about your to-do list?  (more…)

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Procrastination Slowing You Down? 5 Tips to Find Time!

Posted on January 15, 2015 by , under Time Management Skills.

Procrastination Slowing You Down

Does procrastination sap your energy and slow you down?

Procrastination is a huge time, energy and confidence thief.

The habit of putting things off creates a vicious cycle that feeds on itself and fosters a spiral of negativity and discouragement.

It can be difficult to do things we don’t want to do. But procrastination doesn’t solve that problem – it just puts it off. The task always waits for you. (more…)

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Procrastination Problems – Is Fear Your Roadblock?

Posted on December 4, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Management Skills.

Procrastination and Fear

Does fear fuel your procrastination?

Procrastination grows with overwhelm and stress … and as unfinished tasks pile up everything just feels more and more impossible!

Your energy dwindles as fear mounts.  Where do you begin, when procrastination has you in a panic and the clock just keeps ticking?

We’ve written quite a bit about procrastination here – and we’ve shared proven, practical  (more…)

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Sudden Change? Adapt, Stay on Track, and Find Time!

Posted on December 3, 2014 by , under Time Choices, Time Management Skills.

Snow Sudden Change

Welcoming change – even sudden change – really helps!

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…)

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Emergencies Happen and You CAN Prepare!

Posted on November 20, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Emergencies Happen

Emergencies – How you prepare really makes a difference!

Emergencies are, by definition, unpredictable. The lake-effect snowstorms that have battered Buffalo and surrounding areas are a very good example.

Coming so early in the season, the unprecedented blizzard conditions created millions of emergencies, large and small, in millions of lives.  And unfortunately, from what I’m hearing, lots and lots of people were unprepared for the  (more…)

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Time Changes? Don’t Let Them Steal Your Time!

Posted on November 6, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Clock-Time Changes

Time Changes Don’t Have to Ruin Your Routines!

There are predictable time changes that confront most of us twice a year. Depending on where you live, the dates that they occur may vary, but in most countries these changes are now a staple.

And for many or most of us, these time changes are a mixed bag. Maybe you look forward to the longer days that Daylight Saving Time brings, but springing forward also means darker mornings.

Likewise, in the US, falling back into Standard  (more…)

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Procrastination Frustration? Solve it with 3 Timely Questions!

Posted on September 18, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Procrastination Steals Time

Procrastination Steals Your Time and Energy

Procrastination steals your time and energy. It eats away at your confidence and self trust.  It adds to your stress. It’s nothing but frustrating and discouraging!

And it’s something that we all do from time to time – often unconsciously.

So, the first step in dealing with procrastination is to make it visible to yourself.  You may need to overcome some resistance at first – none  (more…)

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Find Focus to Claim Success and Find More Time

Posted on July 31, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Focus and You

Focus and You

Finding focus and maintaining it is a skill that increases your presence and your productivity.

Your moments are enhanced when you bring focus to them; and yet this is a quality that is often especially hard to come by in our culture.

We are bombarded from every angle with information, news, ideas – all clamoring  (more…)


Filing Tip – How to Organize in (Literally) No Time!

Posted on July 24, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Filing Tip

Filing Tip in No Time

Filing is an activity that often falls to the bottom of our priority list – especially when time is short. Do you agree?

You know it’s important, but it’s seldom something that you actually get to.  (And then by the time you do get to it, the papers have piled so high that the task is daunting – perhaps daunting enough to discourage you from starting at all!) (more…)


Distraction 2014: Is There Any Bigger Thief of Today’s Time?

Posted on July 10, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

DistractionChoosing ONE thing is the key to your productivity!

Distraction is, if not the biggest time challenge for most of us in 2014, certainly one of the top 5 or 10.

Between the information streaming at us via the internet (and the multiple devices we possess for delivering it) and the expectations of quick responses and almost 24-7 productivity, it’s no wonder that we often feel besieged, inundated, and pulled in multiple divergent directions all at once. (more…)


Procrastination and Deadlines – What Works for Finding Time?

Posted on May 29, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Our ServicesProcrastination is a time challenge for everyone.

Whether it’s something you do infrequently or a chronic problem, procrastination has a profound effect on your productivity, your energy, your confidence, AND your self-esteem! (more…)

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Procrastination Cure – Get Unstuck Using Fun and Find Time!

Posted on May 22, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Procrastination CureProcrastination is something that plagues all of us, eating up time and energy and causing untold worry and stress. So a procrastination cure is just what the doctor ordered!

Read on for some good ideas to get you moving again, when you are stuck in a rut of  (more…)


Planning: One Big, Powerful Secret for Finding the Time You Need!

Posted on May 8, 2014 by , under Time Choices, Time Management Skills.

Planning is ChoosingPlanning, or more specifically, time planning, is the kind of topic that you’ve probably read about on lots of time management blogs.

In fact, you may be tempted to stop reading because  (more…)

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Sponge Activities: Use Them to Optimize Your Time!

Posted on April 24, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Sponge ActivitiesSponge activities are probably very familiar to the teachers (or former teachers) among us.

Typically used in the classroom, I think that we can all use sponge activities to make the most of our time! But before I share my ideas, here’s a description of sponge activities and how they are used  (more…)