Boost Your Productivity — Let Go of Being So Busy and Try Balance

Tired? Stressed? Spinning your wheels? Today I invite you to try balance because when it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, being busy isn’t the key. No, indeed. In fact, if productivity is your aim, then time balance is a very important component in your toolbox of time management skills. It’s a common and quite destructive misconception…

Finding Time — A Gift to Give Yourself, Right Here, Right Now

Finding time, whenever you’re able to do it, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. And finding time isn’t something magical, it’s a skill that you develop with practice and patience. So, that means it’s within your reach, no matter what. Maybe you’re dealing with a crisis. Or maybe you have a…

Exercise – A Quick Energy Boost Whenever You Need It

Finding time in your day or week for exercise can sometimes feel like trying to squeeze your foot into a shoe that’s too small. That’s especially true when you’re busy. But when are you not busy? You see, that’s the thing: If you wait for the right time, there’s a very good chance that you’ll never…

Too Busy? Setting and Communicating Time Boundaries Spells Success

Busy, busy, busy! You know that feeling, don’t you? When you’re stressed and nearing the point of overwhelm, what can you do? You aren’t going to be magically less busy, that’s for sure. Finding time to ensure that you meet the many different kinds of demands that come your way each day is a challenge that…

That Friday Feeling — A Powerful Gift You Can Give Yourself

It’s almost Friday. Are you going to make it? How often do you arrive at Friday night feeling frazzled, breathless, and too tired to enjoy your evening? And is Friday, for you, like the proverbial light at the end of a tunnel? Well, this pattern is true for so many of us. We race through our…

Ask Paula – I’d Like to Savor My Time, But How Can I? I’m Just Too Busy!

Yesterday I shared 5 Tips to help you savor your moments while you traverse transitions. That prompted the following question from Nancy in Rockport, Massachusetts: I love autumn, and appreciate your encouragement to enjoy it. But my business is tourist-based, and I feel swamped with special demands. How can I find time for myself when I’m working double-time to…

Schedule Reflection Time to Be More Productive

Your schedule is one of the tools that you use to optimize your productivity. And when you schedule time to reflect you are NOT being unproductive. In fact, you’re giving yourself a gift. Your productivity always boils down to your time choices, and you make better choices when you reflect on them!