Energize Yourself with Affirmations — How This One Simple Step Helps

Energize yourself simply and easily with affirmations. It’s always time well spent, and today I want to share an exciting and simple, sensory-based “tickler” system that will let you give yourself gifts of validation throughout your day. Try it for several weeks so that it becomes a nourishing, self-affirming habit for you.  Watch how your…

Be Agile and Flexible — How Your Words Affect Your Energy

What do being agile and flexible have to do with managing your time? And why do the words you use matter? Being efficient is often thought of as a matter of developing systems and being steady and disciplined about sticking to them.  And while those skills are very important, they may not work when something…

3 Wise Gardening Guidelines — How to Clear Your Clutter

What does gardening have to do with clutter? Well, if you think about it, isn’t your clutter a little like the weeds in your garden? Whether it’s your inbox, your To-Do List, or your kitchen cabinets, clutter can be overwhelming and energy-draining.  And gardening offers some ideas to help you clear your path to success.…

Don’t Know What You Need? Here’s How Listening Helps

When you know what you need, it’s a lot easier to give it to yourself. And, as you’re probably well aware by now, being productive starts with taking care of yourself.  And taking care of yourself starts with having a clear idea of what you need. So start here: Knowing what you need begins with…

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…

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…