Strong Time Boundaries — How They Help No Matter What

Strong time boundaries help you plan and manage your time. But your days aren’t always predictable. And your time challenges can take different forms. Sometimes life is calm, and you struggle to stay on track.  Sometimes chaos rules as life throws you one curve ball after another.  Maybe distractions swirl around you, calling out for your…

A Warm Bath and Work — How to Fit It All In and Thrive

A warm bath and time management? Really? When you’re managing competing needs and competing priorities, how do you make time for self-care? We face hard choices every day in our busy lives.  A reader raised one aspect of this challenge in an email the other day. And I was especially interested in the way that…

Your Powerful Retreat — How It Helps You Keep Going

What is a powerful retreat and why am I recommending it to you today? Well, especially in our present-day world, where the boundaries between home and work may get blurry, it’s easy to deplete yourself. And that never helps, in the long run. Productive time choices and positive energy are much easier to access when…

New Perspective — Recharge Your Energy with One Small Shift

A new perspective brings new energy into your life’s moments. And this is a gift that you can give yourself any time.  I’m not just saying that. It’s deeply true, and it’s one of the most powerful skills that you can cultivate. Changing your perspective on a situation or a task offers you insights and…

Your Perfectionism Holds You Back — How to Fight It With 3 Powerful Tips

Your perfectionism isn’t a positive trait, even though there are ways that our culture often seems to reward it. In fact, your perfectionism stands in your way. It never, ever helps you get to your goals. Finding time to accomplish your goals can become challenging when your expectations are so high that they are impossible…

Befriending Time — It’s Not Just a Feeling, It’s a Time Skill

What do I mean by ‘befriending time’? Well, here’s one way to frame it: When you think about time, do you embrace it as your friend? Or are you more likely to feel driven and trapped by time, as if it is your enemy? How you answer this question defines, not just how you feel…

How Your Proactive Time Choices Help You Optimize Your Time

Your proactive time choices put you in charge of your time. And in a very real sense, when you’re in charge of your time, you are in charge of your life. But positioning yourself to make proactive time choices may not come naturally. And the path to making proactive time choices is not always clear.…