The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Focus is a fundamental key to your productivity. And yet, in our information-saturated world, distractions come at us from every direction – and focus is exceedingly difficult to maintain.
Time success grows from time management skills – and honing those skills is always time well spent!
At the beginning of a new month, do you find time to reflect on ways to be more efficient and effective?
Your time, after all, is the foundation of everything you do. (more…)
Distractions can almost feel like they have a will of their own, can’t they?
It seems like finding time and staying on track shouldn’t be so hard.
But if you underestimate the power of distractions, you’re going to lose your focus frequently (more…)
Organizing your environment has a very significant impact on how you experience and live your moments.
Indeed, de-cluttering and organizing are surefire ways to boost your time management efforts and reduce your stress.
So, streamlining your work practices and organizing (more…)
Procrastination is a prison built out of denial, delay, frustration and failure. But you don’t have to stay stuck there.
Your procrastination may feel like a prison – but in reality, you ALWAYS have the key right in your hand!
Overcoming procrastination requires more than (more…)
Let’s re-think to-do lists today. Lots of people recoil or tune-out when they hear “to-do lists.” But when it comes to productivity and making the most of your time, these lists are practical, powerful tools.
If you hate your to-do lists, lose them or never even start them, I want to help you learn how to (more…)
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 (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)