Setting Wise Priorities — How to Stay on Track, Even Amidst Change

Setting wise priorities is an important time skill.  It gives you the power to make time for what’s most important to you. But what happens when an unexpected event sends your life into a spin? How will you prepare yourself for sudden change, so that you can steer your life back on track? Well, setting…

Your Own Ideal Day — How 15-Minutes Can Make It Real

What does your own ideal day look like? Not someone else’s, but your very own special day. Have you thought about it? Would you recognize it if you stumbled upon it? Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we lose sight of what we most value and enjoy. Productivity is important, but if we…

Anger Traps — How They Hold You Back and How to Free Yourself

Anger traps are sneaky time traps that keep your wheels spinning and eat up your energy and your time. But once you begin to recognize your anger traps you begin to free yourself and boost your effectiveness. So, to get started, let’s explore 3 anger traps that may be familiar to you. These are the…

Breathe Through Your Stress — See How Quiet Can Carry You

What do I mean when I advise you to breathe through your stress? After all, you breathe all the time. And what does breathing have to do with stress? Well, as a general rule, finding the time you need for yourself when you are at your busiest can very often feel impossible. “How can I…

Hard Feelings — How They Offer Lessons and Energy

Hard feelings are, well, hard. They often eat up your time and your energy. Indeed, managing your time involves managing your energy. And one of the biggest energy drains around is the tendency to shy away from hard feelings. Whether it’s fear or anger or confusion or sadness, your hard feelings present themselves to you…

What You Value — How This Defines the Ground Under Your Feet

What you value isn’t always obvious. And yet, it’s the ground you stand on, whether you know it or not. So making this important aspect of your life visible to yourself is key to knowing yourself, what your goals are, why and how these goals are important to you, and how you’ll go about accomplishing…

Your Internal Values — How They Shape Your Time Choices

Your internal values, like your external values, help you shape your time choices. So how does that actually work in everyday life? Well, in a previous post we were discussing values, and external values, specifically.  We described how they provide your framework. In the same way that they provide a frame for what you do…