Interruptions Intruding? 3 Timely Tips Restore Your Focus and Productivity

Interruptions sometimes trip all of us up. But the more you develop strategies for dealing with them, the less time you’ll lose. 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…

Afternoon Slow-Down? Don’t Let it Stop You – 3 Timely Tips!

Do you notice that you sometimes (or maybe often) hit a point in the afternoon when you feel unfocused, tired, and don’t know what to do next? I call it the Afternoon Slow-Down – and it’s a pretty common phenomenon in workplaces around the globe. In some cultures, a siesta addresses the challenge. But in many…

Assimilating and Creating: Use Your Schedule to Deepen Your Time

Assimilating new skills and knowledge (attaining mastery) and allowing your creativity to blossom – these are activities that require a different kind of time and attention than our busy schedules sometimes allow. Earlier this week I wrote about how distractions and interruptions impact our minds and memories.  Today I’d like to focus on two recent 

Time Lies: Unmask Them Today to Free Your Energy!

Time lies – do they have an impact on you?  Step back and think about it for a second.  When you slog through your day, what is it that slows you down? Sometimes it’s external interruptions or unexpected events. But, close your eyes and conjure up an image of what it feels like on one…

Find Flexibility, Focus and Fun with Segmented Planning-Part 3

Finding time to get it all done isn’t easy, as we all know!  Using Segmented Planning allows you to be responsive to the events and emotions that invariably crop up in your day. When you plan in smaller chunks, you are more nimble and can incorporate the unexpected into your segmented schedule.  You don’t feel…

Find Time and Reduce Stress Using 2 Two Rules!

Finding time with realistic planning is a sure fire way to reduce your stress and increase your productivity. Here are 2 two rules (no, that’s not a typo) to help you be more realistic about your time. They also help you feel more satisfied with how you use it, starting right now! 2 Two Rules…

Find Time to Follow Through: 3 Tips for Building Trust and Creating Success!

Finding time to follow through on your plans and commitments is a matter of managing your time choices and your time boundaries. Sound simple? In some ways, it is.  But as with so many things, interruptions, competing priorities, others’ needs, and unexpected glitches can dislodge your intentions and make follow-through a challenge. What are the…