Communicating Your Time Boundaries Clearly is Key

Communicating your time boundaries may not be at the top of your mind when you set a boundary. But it is truly key to your time success. Indeed, following through on commitments builds trust. And one of the things that makes your follow-through possible is having clear, strong time boundaries. So, it follows that setting…

Online Work and Its Challenges: 5 Timely Tips

Online work is where many of us spend our time now, given the current state of the world. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of people, if they are lucky enough to have jobs, are engaged in some form of online work these days. So, if you are interested in being more efficient and effective in how…

Reduce Crisis Clutter to Create Quality Time — 7 Simple Strategies

When others’ urgent demands clamor to steal your time, that’s crisis clutter. And accomplishing your goals becomes awfully challenging when others’ crises are trying to get to the front of your line.  Maybe family members count on you to be the strong one. Perhaps colleagues confront you with surprise deadlines or frequent crises with ever-higher…

Courageous Boundaries Help You Create Time and Space for Yourself

Courageous boundaries? Really? Yes, because sometimes it’s hard to say no. Indeed, for many people, saying no is quite difficult. Competing priorities clamor for attention and sorting that all out often means setting some courageous boundaries. Maybe your schedule and To-Do List are jam-packed, and adding one more thing will throw everything else out-of-whack.  But…

Enriching Your Life and Reducing Your Stress with 3 Tips

Enriching your life is never out of reach for you. It’s not pie in the sky. Indeed, enriching your life is an outcome that you can attain by practicing the 3 skills that I describe below. Enriching your life by decreasing your stress is one of the best ways I know of to increase your…

Saying No Actually Helps You Improve Your Relationships

How can saying no improve your relationships? Well, saying no is a key building block in any boundary. And your boundaries make your relationships authentic, positive, and sustainable. You want everyone you care about to thrive. And that can sometimes make it very tempting to say yes to every request for your time. However, here’s…

What Helps You Get Started? It’s Knowing You Can Stop.

Yes, knowing you can stop is the key to getting started. It may sound counterintuitive. But knowing you can stop is a powerful boundary that helps you take that all-important first step. Mastering time challenges brings a marvelous feeling of relief. And that mastery, at its most basic level, is about starting and stopping. Using…