Time’s Mystery — Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate It

Finding time to appreciate time’s mystery can be very difficult when you’re busy and stressed. And yet, when you look, you find precious gems buried within your everyday human experience. So, heart-based time management is all about appreciating the mystery. The trick is to do that while also being as efficient and effective as possible. Take…

Baby Boomers and the Challenge of Aging Gracefully

It may come as a shock to some, but the Rolling Stones are in their 70’s. Baby boomers are aging. And yes, boomers are retiring, too. To get an idea of the impact that this has on our collective lives, consider this: Baby boomers are the cohort born, worldwide, between 1946 and 1964. The birthrate ‘boomed’…

Boost Your Productivity — Let Go of Being So Busy and Try Balance

Tired? Stressed? Spinning your wheels? Today I invite you to try balance because when it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, being busy isn’t the key. No, indeed. In fact, if productivity is your aim, then time balance is a very important component in your toolbox of time management skills. It’s a common and quite destructive misconception…

Thankfulness for Little, as Well as for Much

Thankfulness and gratitude are in the forefront of people’s minds at this time of year. So, let’s step back and think about thankfulness. When you feel and express gratitude, what are you expressing it for? Does it have to do with the value or quantity or size of a gift? Or is it about something else…

Stalled and Stuck? The ‘5-More-Rule’ Gets You Moving Again

When you’ve stalled and your project is stuck, it feels just awful. Stress rises and creative ideas are suddenly elusive. You need to keep moving to accomplish your goals.  But how often do you feel drained and guilty because your energy has abandoned you and your projects have come to a grinding halt? Stalled projects…

Does Perfectionism Poison Your Moments? Well, This Helps…

Whether you’re 16 or 66, one of the biggest time thieves going is what I call ‘Perfectionism Poison.’ Sometimes it’s subtle – sometimes it’s glaring. But on any and every level, perfectionism exerts a paralyzing influence. So, does perfectionism poison you?  If so, the first challenge is to recognize it. Only when you see it can you apply…

There’s Room for Humor, But Aging Isn’t a Joke

Indeed, aging isn’t a joke. When you’re busy and stressed, feeling like you have slowed down is difficult. Getting things done is a challenge that can be heightened as we adjust, each of us, to our own aging processes. So, how do you adjust to aging?  Is it an issue that you grapple with? How…