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

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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