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…

Project Got You Stuck? Step #1 – Find Time to Start!

When faced with a new project, do you find yourself stuck before you begin? Whether you stall out or rush in, you’ll find these tips about preparation extremely helpful. You benefit in a number of ways by engaging in thoughtful mental and physical action steps prior to starting your project. You maintain your motivation and 

Fitbit Zombies? Your Time – Your Choice

My Fitbit has been a very helpful addition to my exercise regimen and self-care efforts.  Do you have one?  (And do you use it?) I appreciate its goal-setting flexibility and the way that it tracks my steps without my knowing.  (I used a pedometer for many years, but found it distracting and cumbersome.  The Fitbit, on the…

Goal-Setting – Finding the Right Mindset for Finding Time!

Goal-setting is a very helpful enterprise any time of year. And as we move into a new season, goal-setting becomes even more important, timely, and invigorating.  The start of spring (here in the northern hemisphere …) is an especially good time to 

Verbs are Important-Find the Right One and Find Time!

Verbs are important!  Who’s the last person that uttered  that phrase to you? I’m guessing it may have been a long-ago teacher, extolling the virtues of action verbs and encouraging you to make your writing more vivid and engaging. Other than that late-elementary-school 

Task Planning – Increased Detail Equals Increased Success!

Task planning is a time management skill that offers a surefire path for getting you from where you are to where you want to be. In other blog posts recently we’ve written about the power of chunking tasks down into bite-sized pieces, respecting your natural work rhythms, 

Follow-Through is Vital, Energizing, and Well Worth Your Time!

Follow-through is one of the most powerful and trust-building tools in your time-finding tool box. Especially at this time of year, when so many of us have made resolutions – what we do next is important on a multitude of levels. When we make resolutions we are basically