Your Assertiveness Skills in Action — How to Find More Time

Your assertiveness skills are key to living your moments as fully as possible. They help you be more productive and will also give you a boost when your energy needs replenishing. Today I’d like to share one of our finding time tips that speaks to another important benefit of employing these skills: Your assertiveness skills…

Put Self-Sabotage in Its Place With Assertive Time Choices

Self-sabotage?  You? Wait, why would anyone do that to themselves? Well, picture this: Do you ever find yourself getting ready for bed and suddenly feeling like your busy day was a blur and you’re not sure where it went?  Or maybe your to-do list is a mile long and you have two looming deadlines right…

Feeling the Fear? Find a Stronger Voice

Fear is a debilitating energy that you hold the power to change. It might feel overwhelming in a given moment, but fear is, at its core, simply a feeling. In a recent post titled “Assertiveness Strategies — How to Say No When You’re Scared to Death” I wrote: Assertiveness is a choice you make and an…

Assertiveness Strategies — How to Say No When You’re Scared to Death

Assertiveness is a choice you make and an energy you bring. A powerful time tool, assertiveness can be a challenge for many. Sometimes being assertive means saying no. In certain situations, that may feel like the easiest thing in the world. You speak honestly and communicate clearly. As a result, you exercise a lot of positive control…

Self-Care and Strong Boundaries — A Power Combo for the Ages.

Self-care doesn’t necessarily come naturally. No, indeed, it’s a skill that you develop with practice. And strong boundaries are a key ingredient in your efforts to take good care of yourself. You might think that self-care would be easier during vacations and holidays when you have more time. But is that really true? Step back…

Clarity: A Key Ingredient in Setting Boundaries and Finding Time

Clarity helps you see what you need. And then it helps you assertively communicate what you need. This, in turn, is your key to finding time. It’s really a back-and-forth process. Finding time depends on your comfort with setting time boundaries. And then your growing comfort with setting time boundaries has a lot to do…

Guilt and You — Root it Out Today with a Dose of Reality

In yesterday’s post I wrote about guilt and its debilitating effects — effects that you don’t have to accept in your life. If you take a moment and think about your biggest time-and-energy drains, my guess is that you might find guilt up there near the top of the list. So, today I’m going to…