How Your Proactive Time Choices Help You Optimize Your Time

Your proactive time choices put you in charge of your time. And in a very real sense, when you’re in charge of your time, you are in charge of your life. But positioning yourself to make proactive time choices may not come naturally. And the path to making proactive time choices is not always clear.…

These 3 P’s Help you Make Your Best Time Choices

You’ve heard of the 3 R’s, but what are the 3 P’s? They are your key to making time choices that help you use your time for whatever is most important to you. Making conscious time choices is a skill that serves you well, no matter what your goals are or what is happening in…

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…