Be More Efficient Every Day — How Slowing Down Helps

To be more efficient, you need to step back, slow down, and relax. That may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s absolutely true. And today’s a good day to give it a try. Making time to breathe and relax isn’t a luxury. It’s entirely practical. If you want to be more efficient, the last thing you want…

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,…

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…

Take a Breath — You’ll Get More Done — Really

Take a breath? Are you kidding? I’m too busy. How often have you felt that way? It’s true that finding time to take a breath is one of the hardest things for busy and productive people to do.  But those all-important, refreshing breaks are vital, not just to your well-being but also to your productivity.…

The Choices You Make About Your Time Create Your Path

The choices you make, when it comes to time, determine your path through your day. It’s as simple as that and as powerful. So, how do you make sure that your time choices are actually working for you? Coming to recognize this is a foundational time management skill. What it boils down to is assuring…

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…

Be Playfully Productive to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing

A productive day feels good, doesn’t it? Indeed, productivity is something we often seek. And yet, it can be an elusive goal. And being productive loses its meaning whenever you make it the be-all and end-all. When it becomes a value or goal in and of itself, you begin to feel like a hamster in a…