Posts about 'Time Priorities'

Procrastination Puzzler-Ask Paula for Some Timely Tips

Posted on November 27, 2012 by , under Time Management Skills, Time Priorities.

ProcrastinationProcrastination is a time management challenge that confronts us all at one time or another.  It can be a very frustrating and confounding hurdle that holds us back and keeps us from achieving our goals.

Is procrastination something that you struggle with?  Here’s an e-mail that I recently received from a subscriber to  (more…)

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Time Balance: The Key to Sustaining Yourself and Your Productivity!

Posted on October 23, 2012 by , under Time and Energy, Time Priorities.

Time BalanceTime balance is a key component in your tool box of time management skills.  Many people believe that productivity is best maintained by being busy all the time.  In fact, this couldn’t be farther from the truth!

You productivity is predicated on staying focused and keeping your energy and motivation  (more…)

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Values: Find Time to Prioritize What’s Most Important to You

Posted on September 5, 2012 by , under Time and Values, Time Priorities.

Values - what is most important to YOU?Values – what you hold as most important in your life – these are the things that, in large part, define you and guide your time choices.  Yet quite often, we have not reached clarity about our values.  They are guiding us, but at an unconscious level.

So, clarifying your values is (more…)

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Regrets? Say No to Them With These 3 Timely Tips

Posted on August 8, 2012 by , under Time Priorities.

Time is passing.  Can you feel it?  As summer wanes, the desire to “do it all” and avoid regrets often creates a sense of urgency that makes it difficult to stay in the moment.

Summer can be such a tantalizing and confounding time.  In June the season seems to stretch ahead endlessly, offering long, soft evenings and plenty of time for outdoor fun.  But time passes, and before you know it, you feel like autumn is nipping at your heels.  Here in New Hampshire, over the past 72 hours we’ve seen (more…)

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Finding Time to Dance Through Transitions with Your Intuition and Priority Power™

Posted on June 13, 2012 by , under Time Priorities, Transitions and Time.

Finding time to dance with your priorities is a graceful and empowering way to remain effective in times of transition. In much the same way that dancing requires balance between your right foot and your left foot, transitions require coordination between your right-brain intuition and your left-brain planning and Priority Power™.

In today’s post, we’ll talk about the restorative power of your intuition.  It can be especially helpful as you navigate the uncharted waters that transitions, by definition, take you to.

Your intuition always knows when change is afoot. This understanding runs deeper than words, like sensing a subtle vibration. So as you undergo transitions, give yourself periods of restful silence to attune yourself. Then listen carefully for shifting rhythms throughout your day.

When old routines are disrupted, these new impressions might seem jangled and jumbled at first. But little by little, you can discern and shape new patterns that fit your evolving life.  This input from your right-brain can then inform your left-brain planning and prioritizing activities.  Intuition offers deeply organic, vital information to your left-brain that enhances your Priority Power™ in ways that simply would not be possible otherwise.

A journal is an ideal way to tap the wisdom of your intuition. Even 15 minutes of uncensored, free-writing daily allows new feelings and impressions to bubble up into your awareness. Reviewing what you write, especially over a few days, can be extremely enlightening!

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself as you begin your writing time:

  1. What has entered my life?
  2. What feelings does this bring up?
  3. What feels out of balance?
  4. What restores balance for me?
  5. What is my first step in my new dance?

Using your intuition to strengthen and maintain your Priority Power™ as you navigate your transitions will enhance your productivity, teach you new things about yourself, and help you make even better use of your time!

So. are you interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Time Management™ Path?  Here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

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Find Time to Know the Why’s When You Prioritize!

Posted on May 30, 2012 by , under Time Priorities.

Finding time and managing it well is very often a matter of how we prioritize.  That’s why strengthening your Priority Power™ is one of the fundamental time tools you can use for increasing your efficiency and effectiveness.

But are you always on board with your own priorities?  How fully do you own them?  What happens when words like ‘should’ or ‘have-to’ are attached to items on your priority list?

Well, I recently read a very interesting post on lifehacker titled “If You Want to Actually Finish the Tasks on Your To-Do List, Include Why You Should Do Them” that I found at once powerful and fascinating.  It draws from an article by Michael Pantalon, Ph.D. in Psychology Today titled “Influence Yourself With a “Why-Do” List” and speaks to the impact that our relationship with ourselves has on our productivity.

Basically, if your tasks spring from your goals and aspirations, and your goals and aspirations spring from your heart, then your productivity is an organic outgrowth of those key connections.

But how do you get there?  Well, what these authors suggest is that you ask yourself why this item is on your list to begin with.  Frame the question as a positive.  Rather than asking:  “Why can’t I get this done?” ask yourself “Why do I want to do this?”

This is where you’ll discover your heart’s connection to the task.  Or, equally important, you may discover that a task isn’t really important to you – and you can remove it from your list!

As you start sifting through your priorities and asking yourself why, you’ll be enhancing your productivity and making even more of your time!

Well. are you interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Time Management™ Path?  Here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

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Find Time to Set Wise Priorities Using the 3/3/3 Exercise

Posted on May 29, 2012 by , under Time Priorities.

Finding time is, quite often, an exercise in setting and implementing wise priorities. And like all exercises, the more you practice establishing priorities the more ‘prioritizing muscle’ you develop.  It makes you stronger!

Part of what you do when you set priorities is choose which consequences you can live with – and which you can’t. These choices inevitably involve some letting go and acceptance.  Learning your limits promotes maturity and resolve. That is so important – but it doesn’t mean it’s easy!

Do you struggle with this? If so, you’ll appreciate this deceptively simple but quite effective exercise.

The 3/3/3 Exercise: Compare Consequences in 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 years

If you find it hard to decide between 2 competing activities, try a bit of time travel.

Visualize 3 scenarios: What will be the outcome of selecting one option over the alternative …

  • In 3 days?
  • In 3 weeks?
  • In 3 years?

Comparing consequences over multiple time spans gives you a richer understanding of the life you are shaping through your choices. What seems urgent at present may fade in importance, as you consider other long-range needs. Fantasizing the future can be a very powerful time tool that helps clarify your best choice for right now.

As you add to your prioritizing skills by implementing the 3/3/3 Exercise, see how it can guide you through the day.

So, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

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Find Time with Enriching Experiments Using Soft Deadlines

Posted on May 23, 2012 by , under Time Priorities.

Finding time includes expanding how you use and enjoy your time. After all, if you find new ways to appreciate your moments and enhance your effectiveness within the same 24 hours, the quality of your life is improved!

So today I’ll return to the theme of soft deadlines. As you recall, we’ve discussed that soft deadlines are basically “pre-deadlines” that you aim for. If you focus on meeting your soft deadline, small delays won’t force you to collide, unprepared, with a hard, final deadline. You might think of soft deadlines as workable boundary challenges.

With soft deadlines you give yourself room to experiment. And as you explore this tool, you can fine tune what works for you.  Play with the ways you use soft deadlines and make a note of your successes so you can repeat them.

As you get the hang of using soft deadlines you’ll noticeably lower your stress. And that means you’ll bring more curiosity and zest to upcoming projects. No matter how you look at it, soft deadlines make time management much easier!

So, here are 5 Tips to Help You Set Successful Soft Deadlines.  The next time you create a soft deadline, ask yourself:

  • What is your personal history with meeting deadlines? If you habitually drag your heels for any reason, build in buffer time to help overcome your resistance.
  • How familiar is this task? Since new projects always require more time, use the “times two” rule. Double your time estimate, to allow for your learning curve and build your soft deadlines around that estimate.
  • How easily can your project be derailed? Are you squeezing a big enterprise into an already full space? Expect spillover and schedule accordingly!
  • How many people’s support do you depend on to accomplish your project?  Add more time as the number of dependencies increases.
  • What will happen if you don’t meet your final deadline?  Remember – you create your soft deadline to set up a safety zone to protect you from painful outcomes.

As you add to your prioritizing skills by adding soft deadlines, see how they guide you through the day.

So, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

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Find Time by Factoring Dependencies Into Collaboration: Increase Your Priority Power™

Posted on May 9, 2012 by , under Time Management Skills, Time Priorities.

Finding time requires working in collaboration sometimes. And working closely with others can be complicated; there are lots of variables to consider.

So, to combine forces as effectively as possible, try thinking in terms of dependencies.  When you do, your Priority Power™ will rise appreciably.

Is “dependency” in project management a term that you’re familiar with?

Basically, when an enterprise you’re engaged in calls for collaboration, the “dependency” is someone outside of your immediate work group who plays an essential role in your achieving your goals. When you prioritize tasks, dependencies must be factored in and accounted for.

Let’s say, for example, that you work closely with a number of different departments at your job. You establish a working budget for each quarter, and the finance department supplies you with the figures. Since they usually take four weeks to gather and compile the necessary data, you prioritize your request and make it well in advance of your due date. This way, you get the data you need with time to spare.

And of course, others depend on YOU, too.

Maybe it’s your daughter, who counts on you to create her costume for the school play. To be ready to play her part, she depends on you to do yours.  And, without a second thought, you give this task top priority. Your openhearted commitment to support your child, and her reliance upon you, establish this project’s high priority as you plan your week.

So try consciously welcoming dependencies as you frame your collaborative work.  See how your productivity increases with every incremental step forward.

Notice, too, how your greater sensitivity to others’ schedules and needs creates more flow and good will. That is a time-enhancer that not only makes you more efficient and effective, but also adds quality and inner quietude to your busy day.

So, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

 

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Find Time Using Soft Deadlines

Posted on May 8, 2012 by , under Time Management Skills, Time Priorities.

Finding time by using Priority Power™ is empowering, energizing, and adds flow as you navigate your day.  As you work with your time priorities, soft deadlines are a particularly useful tool.

“Soft deadlines?  That sounds like an oxymoron!  What are they?” you ask.

Soft deadlines are due dates that you set for yourself, ahead of whatever your final deadlines may be.  You can think of them as brightly colored buoys bobbing over rocks and shoals, marking the entrance to your harbor.

These are friendly deadlines that serve a twofold purpose:

  • They help you spot potential snags and
  • They tell you when you are nearing home!

Your soft deadlines give you the chance to plan that much earlier for what’s coming up.  And that planning makes your progress that much safer and more pleasurable.

Completing a task prior to the last minute not only supports your success – it also enhances your flexibility. Sudden changes and unexpected glitches won’t throw you when you routinely provide yourself with earlier, soft deadlines. You’ll find it easier to tie up loose ends and handle the unanticipated when you give yourself that cushion.

Ready to start?

Try creating some soft deadlines for your most significant tasks. Mark them in your calendar, and consider writing all soft deadlines in one color, and adding the hard deadlines in another to easily distinguish between the two. Then practice focusing on the soft deadline, so that you create some spaciousness in your schedule.

More spaciousness equals less stress, and a deeper capacity to enjoy the moment you are in.  Now, that’s Priority Power™!

And are you interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Time Management™ Path?  Here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

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Finding Time by Viewing Deadlines Through Fresh Eyes

Posted on May 2, 2012 by , under Time and Energy, Time Priorities.

Finding time to actively welcome and appreciate each moment can liven up your day.  And something as simple as changing how you view deadlines can help.

So, if you feel haunted by the upcoming red circles on your calendar, how about trying a fresh way of working with them?  Approaching your deadlines differently and concluding your tasks in a timely manner definitely regenerates your Priority Power™.

Let’s start with the basics in your approach to your deadlines.  First and foremost, “deadlines” sound so … dead.  I prefer to think of them as “due dates”, instead.

What a positive re-framing of the concept.  Each completed task not only marks the end of something – it also “births” new possibilities!

Notice how planning for “due dates” can help you focus with anticipation, not dread. This powerful-yet-simple renaming encourages you to stay on task and also to think ahead to the next chapter of your work.

When your goal is something that you view as positive, then obstacles (including distractions that appeal to you) become impediments that keep you from something you desire.  Each time a temptation threatens your success, it becomes easier to steer clear.  And procrastination becomes less of an issue, too – because you have prioritized your projects, charted a destination and developed a clear and positive path to follow to success.

Are there time topics that you’d like to read more about here?  Please feel invited to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you and serve your time finding needs!

So, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

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Finding Time for Decisiveness and Productivity with Priority Power™

Posted on April 25, 2012 by , under Time Choices, Time Priorities.

Finding time and using it well becomes so much easier when you are clear about your priorities and give yourself permission to be decisive about following through on them.  That’s what I call Priority Power™!

What needs to change from day to day?  What’s indispensable?

You see, the power lies entirely in your hands.  You’re the one who decides.  And it’s a back-and-forth process, in that your decisions shape your priorities, and then your priorities can skillfully shape future decisions.

Building Priority Power™ can help you right from square one, as you create an ideal start to your day.  With your priorities in place, you know your path and everything that’s likely to be on it. Even setbacks and surprises feel more manageable, because you’re familiar with the factors you need to weigh.

Sounds rewarding, doesn’t it?

Prioritizing is a Heart-Based Time Management™ Tool. It links your heart, your mind, and your responsiveness to ongoing change. Here are some benefits you enjoy when you proactively and consistently prioritize:

  • You feel safe.  When you calmly weigh your options, your time choices are grounded and realistic.
  • You feel relaxed.  When your priorities are clear, you have made your peace with what comes first and what might need to wait.
  • Your time is uncluttered.  When you prioritize, you simplify. The more you exercise decisiveness, the stronger your “prioritizing muscles” become.
  • You feel confident.  Your skill at prioritizing helps you stay nimble as new situations arise.
  • You experience inner abundance.  You know, right down to your toes, that fulfillment arises from heart-based prioritizing. So you commit to use your time accordingly.

In upcoming posts, we’ll explore other aspects of Priority Power™ and how you can positively enjoy its role in your life! And, in the meantime, I’d love to know how you increase your decisiveness and productivity?  Are there particular practices or tools that you find helpful?

And are there time topics that you’d like to read more about here?  Please feel invited to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you and serve your time finding needs!

So, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

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Finding Time to Stop Living Someone Else’s Life

Posted on February 29, 2012 by , under Time Choices, Time Priorities.

Finding time to follow your dreams may require waking up first. How many automatic time choices are embedded in your life from childhood? If you did the exercise in yesterday’s post, you may have been amazed at the messages you were carrying.

It’s very helpful and important to spot these early default settings. That’s because unexamined patterns can set you up to be living someone else’s life.

And the thing is, your life is unique – never before and never again to be.  What a loss, to not live out that uniqueness to its fullest!

Unconsciously repeating patterns you learned from someone else is like trying to wear someone else’s running shoes for a marathon.  It isn’t going to help you finish the race.  Just so with your time legacy.  However well your family’s time choices may have suited them, they probably don’t fully address your needs.

If there are places where you can feel your time choices hobbling you, those are what I like to call Time Traps.  Those ‘stuck places’ usually hold treasures of information, for those who choose to explore.

So, why not start rethinking a habitual Time Trap right now? These 3 simple steps provide a jumping off place:

  • Name one time choice that frustrates you.
  • Quickly describe how it conflicts with your conscious values.
  • Compare it with what family members did with their time in similar situations.

Following these steps gives you key information about how your Time Trap first took root. As you connect the dots between your troubled time choice and your upbringing, fresh ideas may pop up.  Your explorations energize and empower you – as you awaken into your own, unique life!

And here’s a lesson you can carry with you wherever you go:  Self-consciousness and self-criticism lose ground when you’re genuinely curious and motivated to learn.  This is a powerful reframing of perspective that can absolutely transform all of your choices, explorations and discoveries.   It’s a proactive, heart-based approach that puts you in the driver’s seat, no matter what challenge you are greeting!

Are you interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Time Management™ Path?  Here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

Let’s explore time together …

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Find Time Make a Commitment to Love Your Business

Posted on February 15, 2012 by , under Time Choices, Time Priorities.

I’m so pleased, today, to share a guest post by Ideapreneur™, Entrepreneur, and Creator of Your Brand in Bloom, Ally Piper … enjoy!

Love was in the air yesterday!  But do you love your business?

As a small business owner, your relationship with your business is important to your success. But unlike the attention we give our personal relationships (especially on days like Valentine’s Day) we often ignore the critical elements in our business that will help us get ahead and create the life we dream of … by getting busy in the day-to-day activities.

How often do you take time away from working IN your business to work ON your business? It’s easy to get caught up in what you think you should do versus what you need to be doing as the owner/entrepreneur. If you’re not familiar with this concept you need to read Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited. It will open your eyes. More than likely you spend most of your time as a technician working in your business instead of as an entrepreneur controlling the big vision and working on your business.

Your time away from the day-to-day activates should allow you time to plan, get inspired and learn new things. And I’ve found no better way to do that than by learning from other successful people!

In fact, I’m such a believer in learning from others that I have created a free telesummit happening this week designed especially for women in business called Your Brand in Bloom.

I created Your Brand in Bloom because while building my successful marketing business I ended up creating a J–O–B and I found the other business owners I admired had this “behind the scenes magic” that I needed to know more about. I understood marketing, but this was more than that. This was about giving myself and my business the attention it deserved so I could create the life I wanted, the business that supported it … and thrive.

And when I was struggling with productivity (who doesn’t?!), I found Paula. Her Finding Time Tips were practical and completely doable. It wasn’t about adding one more thing to my already busy plate. It was about actually finding time!

Give your business the gift of love this week. You can listen in for free as I interview 14 successful women in business about topics like personal branding, leadership, style health and wellness and more. On Friday, Paula will join me to talk about How to Jump-Start Your Creative Productivity™ Today: Unlock Your Heart-Based Power.

I hope you’ll join us!

Meet Ally Piper

Ally Piper is an Ideapreneur™ + Marketing Director for nonprofits and small businesses on a mission. She helps her clients turn napkin notes into marketing plans and take advantage of high-impact, low-cost marketing methods to build buzz and get noticed. Read her blog at www.BrightIdeasForBiz.com.

Ally is also an entrepreneur, wife, sister, daughter and mother (to three furkids!), blogger, recovering workaholic and all around busy woman who is always trying to find a balance between success at work and the realities life throws at you. Get FREE registration to her Your Brand in Bloom Telesummit happening Feb. 13-17.

 

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Find Time for Gifts, Gratitude, and One Timely Tip for Busy Times

Posted on November 15, 2011 by , under Time and Energy, Time Priorities.

What a busy time of year we are entering!  Yesterday I shared about all the exciting gifts you can give yourself by participating in Melissa McCreery’s “Too Much on Her Plate Week!”  And today I have another event to share with you.

I am so excited to be participating in the Day of Gratitude Blog Summit hosted by Joanna Lindenbaum! I hope you’ll check out my post, which was published yesterday.  It’s titled “Find Time to Walk, Live and Breathe to the Beat of Gratitude.”  The Blog Summit started on 11/10 and culminates on Friday, November 18th with The Gratitude Project.

The Gratitude Project is a full day of exercises and rituals based on Gratitude.  When you sign up to participate you will learn how to tap into heart-centered and consistent gratitude in your life … one of the key ingredients to success.  Remember – the Blog Summit will be going all week at … and The Gratitude Project starts at 9 AM EST on November 18th.  Activities run for the first 10 minutes of every hour on the hour until 4pm EST.  Here’s the schedule for the day (all times EST).  I know I will be calling in, and hope you will, too!

  • 9:00 – 9:10am: Opening Ritual
  • 10:00 – 10:10am: Mental Gratitude
  • 11:00 – 11:10am: Emotional Gratitude
  • 12:00 – 12:10pm: Heart Gratitude
  • 1:00 – 1:10pm: Body Gratitude
  • 2:00 – 2:10pm: Voice Gratitude
  • 3:00 – 3:10pm: Spirit Gratitude
  • 4:00 – 4:10pm: SURPRISE and Closing Ritual

And now for your timely tip.  This will come in handy during the busy holiday season that’s approaching … and really any time.

Time management skills usually work best when you’re familiar with your time demands and your terrain.  But during this time of year, routines are often disrupted and things are in flux.

At times like that you may not know what your top priorities are at any given moment. In addition, when others’ priorities are also clamoring for attention, recognizing your top priorities may become even more complicated.

Recently I was reviewing some of our Finding Time Tips, and came upon this one, which I think will be helpful. Try it out in situations where you’re not sure how to resolve your time priority conflicts:

Tip:  Compassionate curiosity can clarify priority conflicts in your schedule.

Action Step:  Identify which time choices reflect your ambivalence about what matters most, and invite a friendly “conversation” amongst your options to arrive at a satisfying resolution.

I’d love to hear what happens when you try this tip and action step. For me, when I initiate one of those internal “conversations” and bring plenty of compassionate curiosity, I am often surprised by the wealth of unexpected, helpful information that I receive!

Here’s another idea for taking your next step. Sign up for our free gift, “The New Finding Time Boundary Template: 9 Simple, Sequential Steps to Find More Time and Recharge Your Energy!

This time template will help you move beyond overwhelm, disappointment, and frustration. Using a workbook format, with room to record your answers, you will discover that 24 hours really are enough!

 

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