What Does a Sponge Have to Do with Time Skills?

Well, actually what I’m going to be talking about here aren’t sponges but sponge activities. If you’re a teacher or former teacher, you may be quite familiar with sponge activities. They are typically used in classrooms as a way to fill time between other projects and pursuits. But I want to expand on that concept…

Beat Procrastination, Even When It’s Got You Tied in Knots

How do you beat procrastination? Time challenges stymie LOTS of people, so if you’re one of them, you are not alone. And if you want to beat procrastination, you need to get to its roots. You see, the reasons that people procrastinate vary, but the results are the same, ALWAYS.  When procrastination is one of…

Too Many Top Priorities? Try This…

Setting priorities is a powerful way to organize yourself. It’s a time skill that helps you organize and order your daily activities. And yet, it isn’t always simple. Here’s a recent question from a reader that illustrates a common challenge that people face when prioritizing. See if it resonates for you… Carol of Trenton, New…

Breathing — Not only Does It Keep You Going, It Keeps You Calm

Breathing is foundational. It’s also generally not something we think about. And yet, finding time to breathe when you are busy can sometimes seem impossible. Slowing down is the last thing on your mind.  Indeed, “How can I squeeze in one more thing?” is what you’re more likely to ask. It’s a universal issue… I can…

Drowning in Paper Clutter? Here’s Your 3-Step Path to Clutter-Free Calm

Finding time to deal with clutter is a challenge we all face. And paper clutter, for many, presents its own unique challenges. As someone who accumulates paper, and yes, paper clutter, I definitely have moments when I feel like I am drowning. Maybe it’s the interesting article I plan to read. Sometimes it’s the letter I need to answer or…

Success Key: Support Your Resolutions with Heart-Based Intentions

Success comes when your head and heart are in sync. That’s especially true when it comes to something like New Year’s Resolutions. So now that a week has gone by, how are you doing with yours? Your resolutions, I mean. Are you finding success, or is frustration starting to settle in? Success starts with seeing.…

Procrastination Got You Spinning? These 3 Questions Help.

Procrastination is a big problem for lots of smart, talented people. Are you one of them? If so, you know that procrastination steals your time and energy. It eats away at your confidence and self-trust. It adds to your stress. It’s nothing but frustrating and discouraging; and It’s something that we all do from time…