The Little Things — How Appreciation Enlarges Them and You

The little things may not be so little after all. Indeed, when you make time to appreciate the little things, you give yourself one of life’s greatest joys.  Unfortunately, though, when we get caught up in all the challenges of our busy days, this is a joy that we often neglect to give ourselves. In…

A Grateful Pause — How This Transforms Your Time

What do I mean by a grateful pause? And why is it important? Gratitude is both a feeling and a choice that we make. And it’s transformative. What I’d like to focus on today, however, is the way that taking a grateful pause affects your experience of time. A grateful pause in action… Imagine yourself…

Choosing Gratitude Means You’re Choosing to Transform Your Time

Gratitude isn’t a feeling you have; it’s a proactive choice that you make. And gratitude is transformative. This is especially true when your life has you feeling cornered. I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about here.  Do you ever feel: Overwhelmed by the number of tasks on your to-do list? Depleted because so many people either…

Boost Your Energy with Gratitude and Accomplishment Lists

You boost your energy and transform your time when you focus on the positives in your life.  You’ll be amazed at the impact it has, not only on your perspective but also on your energy, efficiency, effectiveness, and your day-to-day productivity. So, how do you go about accomplishing 

Small Steps Spell Big Changes for You and Your Time!

Small steps get you from where you are to where you’d like to be.  And there’s really no other way to get there. But so very often, we are impatient, want change to come more quickly, and aren’t satisfied with small steps.  And that’s when we trip ourselves

Finding Time to Feel then Deal with Disaster

Finding time to deal with disaster is not a subject that we relish writing about. But it’s something we all need to be prepared for, as Hurricane Irene most recently reminded us. When confronted with sudden change, one key coping strategy is to take a step back and give yourself time to let your feelings out about what has happened.…

Validation Counts — Give Yourself an Oscar Every Day!

Validation is important. And finding time to congratulate yourself and affirm your efforts is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.  It doesn’t have to just be during Oscar season.  Your own positive regard, all year long, is vital. It gives you a solid foundation for exploring your talents, taking risks, and living…