Strong Boundaries Between Work and Home — How to Manage Today

Strong boundaries are key to finding time for what matters most to you.  However, many people struggle with this skill. This is especially true today when so many of us are working, at least part of the time, from home. No matter what your situation is, you are asked to prioritize and make tough decisions every…

Your Creativity — How Your Brave Choices Break Down Barriers

Your creativity doesn’t come to fruition in a vacuum. There are lots of incremental steps involved. Courage plays an important role in the creative endeavor.  As the following quote from van Gogh attests, being creative can often involve overcoming obstacles and breaking through boundaries, both internal and external: “If you hear a voice within you…

Your Assertiveness and Your Time — How to Create Better Boundaries

Your assertiveness is one of the most powerful time tools you possess. And being assertive about your time and your time boundaries is a skill that you develop and hone with practice. When you skillfully use your assertiveness to set time boundaries, you create real wealth for yourself. But the converse is true, too. Without…

Clearing Crisis Clutter — How It Frees Your Time and Energy

Clearing crisis clutter is a sure way to help yourself accomplish your goals. And that’s an everyday challenge in our busy world. The unexpected has a way of popping up and throwing you off track. And everything gets that much harder when you feel like your day is hijacked by others’ priorities or cluttered with…

Choosing Wisely — How to Make the Most of Your Time

Choosing wisely when your time is short can obviously be a big challenge. However, it can also be a challenge to use time efficiently when you have plenty of it. Indeed, have you ever noticed that when you move into a period of vacation time you are sometimes at loose ends? Or how about during…

Culling Your Time Commitments — How to Help Yourself Thrive

Culling your time commitments isn’t just about deleting things from your to-do list. It’s truly about enabling yourself to thrive. That’s because helping yourself reach your goals or make your dreams a reality requires making lots of (sometimes difficult) time choices and developing good, substantial time boundaries. One of the metaphors that I like to…

Your Daily Destiny — How to Manage the Bumps in Your Road

Your daily destiny is in your hands. And using solid time management strategies helps you prioritize, organize, and plan ahead. But once you have a plan, you also need solid skills for managing those inevitable interruptions that challenge your focus and your productivity.  Sharpening these skills will keep you on track.  Neglecting them means that…