Finding Time Boundaries for March Madness and Beyond!

basketballFinding time in the midst of changing or competing priorities is a challenge, isn’t it? Lately I’ve been hearing some of my friends and clients talking about March Madness and the sleep they are losing as they track their favorite teams’ fates on their Men’s and Women’s brackets.  Even President Obama is following his picks in this annual ritual that can be so disruptive to sleep and work schedules!

This is an area where time boundaries are especially helpful. They can help you stick to your top priorities and stay energized and on top of your game even as you temporarily adjust and incorporate something new (like March Madness) into your daily routine.

I recently wrote about this on Ezine, in an article titled Time Management Tips – How to Establish Boundaries That Safeguard Your Time and Energy.  The point that I would emphasize here is that saying “yes” to one thing means saying “no” to something else.  It is key to remember that your time is finite; you have 24 hours each day – no more, no less.

When you are incorporating something new into your schedule, think about what will be bumped out, even just temporarily.  It is very, very helpful to make this a conscious choice.  Owning the choice is empowering and energizing.  And being clear with yourself will reduce your stress considerably as your days unfold.

Establishing a hierarchy of priorities 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.

If you are caught up in March Madness, or if some other time demand needs to be incorporated into your routine right now, what will you let go of?  What new time boundary will you create to reduce your stress and maintain your key priorities?  How do you manage? I’d love to hear!

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