The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
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…)
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…)
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 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…)
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…)
Read on for some good ideas to get you moving again, when you are stuck in a rut of (more…)
In fact, you may be tempted to stop reading because (more…)
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…)