Chunking Your Tasks — How to Take a Bite Out of Procrastination

Chunking your tasks to stop procrastinating is one of the best time management skills that you can ever develop for yourself.   And it’s a skill that you can enlist in any situation. It doesn’t do you much good to let your inner critic try to goad you into action when you find yourself procrastinating. In…

Choosing Wisely — How to Make the Most of Your Time

Choosing wisely when your time is short can obviously be a big challenge. However, it can also be a challenge to use time efficiently when you have plenty of it. Indeed, have you ever noticed that when you move into a period of vacation time you are sometimes at loose ends? Or how about during…

Your Compassionate Questions Help You Nip Procrastination in the Bud

Your compassionate questions help fuel your efforts at managing your time and avoiding the procrastination trap. How do they do that? Heart-based time management is all about finding time, increasing productivity, and deepening your experience of each and every moment.  And heart-based time management works best when you use your time effectively because procrastinating won’t…

Putting Things Off All the Time? How to Stop Setting Yourself Up to Fail

Putting things off causes untold stress. And it can cause nightmares, literally.  Have you ever had one of those dreams where you are in school and have a paper due or a test to take and you haven’t done anything to prepare?  It seems to be almost a universal human experience. You wake up, nervous…

Knowing When You Can Stop is Often the Best Way to Get Started

Knowing when you can stop is empowering. It reminds you that you are in charge of your time. No one else is in the driver’s seat. Sometimes mastering time challenges brings great relief. Imagine applying the brakes to a car rushing downhill. It can feel that way, some days. Other times, it’s finally revving up…

Your Procrastination Habit — How Pressure NEVER Helps

Your procrastination habit is best addressed by owning it. Avoidance never helps, because you can’t address what you don’t acknowledge. However, your procrastination is also a time choice that is never eradicated by self-criticism or pressure tactics. Addressing your procrastination: We can all probably agree that making time for a project or task, and then…

When Your Deadline Arrives — 5 Last-Minute Solutions for Procrastinators

When your deadline arrives and you’ve been procrastinating, what do you do? You know that project you found out about two weeks ago but haven’t worked on yet? It’s the one that you keep moving from one day’s to-do list to the next. (The one you kept saying that you would get to tomorrow.) Now,…