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…

Finding Time to Reflect Grounds and Sustains You

Finding time to reflect is an essential time management tool. And, ironically, it’s when that time is hardest to come by that it is most useful and important. This fact is reinforced frequently, in large and small ways. Many years ago it was brought home to us at Finding Time when our web host suddenly…

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…