How to Make Time for Moments of Mindfulness-3 Time Tips

When you make time for mindfulness, you give yourself a profound gift. And yet, finding time to “stop and smell the roses” is a piece of advice that many of us have heard so often that we probably hardly hear it at all anymore. Like so many so-called clichés, this saying harbors a great deal…

Try the Pomodoro Technique to Refresh and Refocus Regularly

The Pomodoro Technique is a powerful time tool that helps you focus your energy and attention and get into a flow with your work. Simple to implement, the Pomodoro Technique offers a sure path to increasing your productivity.  The problem… Finding flow and focus can feel elusive sometimes. Have you experienced that? It’s amazing how…

A Pause That Refreshes — Do It Today

When you pause in the midst of your busy day, you give yourself a gift. It’s that simple and that dependable. So, pause right now and take three deep breaths. Don’t keep reading. Actually do it. You’ve just given yourself a small message that you are important and that being in your moment, right now,…

The Easiest Self-Care Boost Ever? Think Chewing.

Wait. Chewing is a self-care skill? Bear with me here. Especially for the busiest among us, chewing is an activity that has profound benefits and that we seldom, if ever, think about. The reality of our everyday lives is that self-care is often the thing that falls to the bottom of our list of things…

Pause to De-Stress and Step Into Your Moments Again

When you pause in the midst of busy times you immediately reduce your stress. But choosing to take a moment to pause and let go of stress is a challenge. This is especially true when your tasks are pressing and time feels like it is rushing by. The thought of pausing in the midst of…

Take a Walk Around the Lake — Deepen into Yourself

What does it mean to deepen, and why is it important? It might seem counterintuitive, but finding time to pause and reflect always enhances your productivity and boosts your energy. Indeed, the simple act of taking a small break and a deep breath is rejuvenating. Why is that? It has to do with your energy, I…

Stop Making Your Life a Race with Friday as Your Finish Line

It’s not a race. But does your life sometimes feel like one? How often do you get home on Friday evening feeling drained and breathless, like you’ve just finished a road race? Or, during your week, do you hold onto Friday like it’s the finish line for your personal marathon? The light at the end of a…