Worry Never Helps, But Having a Plan Does

When you have a worry your energy and attention are siphoned off. Your eyes turn away from the present. Mired in mud, your tires spin as your worry deepens. Indeed, worry, once it takes hold, easily turns into a vicious cycle that it’s hard to step away from. That’s why it’s so important to learn…

Owning Your Day — 3 Empowering Tips to Help You DoThis

Owning your day is an empowering gift that you can give yourself any time. What it means is seeing your time choices as fully yoursand being proactive about making them. When you are fully owning your day, you aren’t a victim of others’ needs and priorities. but how often do you hear people say some…

Pro Tip for Reclaiming Your Time — Set Some Boundaries

When I wrote earlier about reclaiming your time, I noted that clarity and compassion offer the best route to success. So, when you set a time boundary, your motivation is important, as is the way you communicate your choice. This is a process that gets easier the more you practice it. Starting small and working…

Turn Toward Difficult Feelings to Access Wellsprings of Energy

Turning toward difficult feelings like fear ultimately helps recharge your energy and confidence. And the opposite is true when you try to hide, deny, and turn away from those feelings. Emotions are powerful and harnessing their energy requires courage, awareness, and conscious choices on your part. And you know what the good news is? It actually…

Your Time Choices Make Your Day, Your Week, and Ultimately, Your Life

Making conscious time choices is a skill that you hone with practice. And it’s a skill that serves you well, no matter what your goals are or what is happening in your life. I recently read a quotation from legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden. He included it as part of his e-mail signature, and it…

Your Time Choices and Your Stress: Be Proactive and Feel the Relief

When you’re proactive you’re taking charge of your life and your time. This is one of the most powerful stress-reducers that exists. You’ll feel its power, no matter what is going on in your life. So, here’s one tip to get you started on tapping into your proactive time-power. Using this tip, you’ll develop solid…

Want to Accomplish Your Priorities? Well, Here’s One Thing That Helps

Accomplishing your priorities is one sure way to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. Yet staying on track with your goals is not easy. Indeed, after you’ve set your priorities, do you find it challenging to balance your goals against the demands and realities that your day presents?  And what about the special challenges you encounter when…