Realistic Plans — How to Make Your Planning Work for You

Realistic plans are a result of your time choices and your time management skills. And realistic plans go a long way toward reducing your stress and increasing your productivity. But the more items you have on your to-do list, the more challenging it can be to make plans that are in sync with reality. Pressure…

Your Sudden Changes — How to Let Them Unfold Over Time

Your sudden changes — those disruptive events in your life — are never easy to cope with, be they small or large. So what do you do to help yourself, when they intrude? If you are someone who likes to be proactive and who does a lot of planning (as I do) the unexpected is…

Losing Time? Your Planning Helps You Plug the Leaks

Losing time is a daily occurrence for many people. And finding time is a challenge that we each face every day of our lives. So, is losing time an issue for you? Do you notice how your time can seemingly disappear?  How sometimes one thing leads to another and before you know it, a whole…

Realistic Planning — Put Your Feet on the Ground to Soar

Realistic planning is the bedrock of your time success. It’s often a challenge, even under the best of circumstances.  And realistic planning, when you don’t have a clear sense of how long things take is likely to be a constant source of frustration. This challenge applies to all areas of life, so how will you…

How to Review Your Plans for a More Productive Day

When you review your plans you aren’t just looking back. You’re giving yourself a roadmap for moving ahead. In recent posts here on the blog we’ve been looking at ways to effectively manage your to-do list. We started with planning and then moved to prioritizing and paring down your list. Now, last but not least,…

Setting Your Priorities — How to Supercharge Your Planning Power

Clarifying and then setting your time priorities is a key time management skill. And unfortunately, it’s one that we often don’t actually get to in the rush of daily life. Earlier this week I wrote about the over-arching importance of planning, and you can read that post here. And there’s a lot more to planning,…

Want a Doable To-Do List? Start with Planning.

Having a doable to-do list is a huge relief. But how do you move from overwhelming to doable? I mean, we all know that finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge. So how will planning help? Getting to Doable Let’s take a step back and look at a slightly…