Establish Your Time Boundaries and Enhance Your Quality of Life

Your time is yours

Establish your time boundaries to thrive.

When you establish your time boundaries, one of the things you’re saying is that you are in charge of your life and your choices.

Actions like this regenerate your vitality immediately. You create space in your life for your priorities. And your follow-through affirms your self-worth.

Today I’m sharing 3 powerful strategies to help you establish your time boundaries.

So I invite you to read on and see what resonates for you.

1. Know that your time choices shape your life.

Appreciating the full power of your time choices requires and builds grit. Why?

You genuinely realize what an enormous responsibility you carry in your own two hands. Yet assuming that level of ownership actually creates courage, because life becomes more exciting. No more wasting energy in blaming others. Your moment-to-moment choices grow more meaningful. This brings your essential focus to here, now.

“Here” is where you live. “Now” is where all your power resides.

2. Prioritize activities that energize you.

Consciously shaping your life through making your best possible time choices helps you prioritize your activities. One of the most powerful techniques for energizing your time choices is to clearly identify your motivation.

For example, if you resent going to work, you are draining your incentive and casting yourself in the role of the victim, dragged through life by circumstances. You owe it to yourself to stop and consider the dignified reasons you go to work, like putting food on the table.

Protect your energy by refusing to blame life for time choices you can make and remake at will. Then again, if your livelihood is demoralizing even when you invest your best efforts, you owe it to yourself to explore new avenues. Even in the most uncertain times, you benefit by examining and weighing the cost of each option. You will go through life more alert, more curious, and with enhanced vitality. And new doors will open.

3. Establish your time boundaries to thrive.

To say “Yes” to one fresh opportunity, you must say “No” to others. This essential discipline is worth all the assertiveness and social skills it requires. When you master this skill you:

Establish a hierarchy of priorities that strengthens your core. Who you are is determined largely by what you consciously choose, and what you are willing to relinquish in return. This is where the rubber hits the road, and where you gain essential traction to move through your day.

Give shape to your life. If you feel obliged to say, “Yes,” to all demands, your life becomes no more than a receptacle for others’ agendas. Own your life. The more you simplify your commitments to support what truly matters to you, the more easily you can fulfill them without feeling depleted.

Clarify your significant relationships. By presenting a defined self with clear priorities, you invite others to follow your example. Although submerged conflicts may surface in ways you first find uncomfortable, addressing those conflicts frees up enormous energy to be authentic and straightforward.

When you establish your time boundaries you’re stepping toward a more healthy, fulfilling and productive life. Experience for yourself how following through patiently and persistently while accepting and moving through setbacks yields remarkable dividends of vitality and optimism.

So, ask yourself: How will you seize the opportunity right now to make more meaningful time choices?  What will be your first step today?

Here’s more help:

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

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