Put Perfectionism in Its Place: Time Tips That Help

When you put perfectionism in its place you free yourself to be as creative and powerful as you actually are. You get out of your own way and start to see what you can actually do. Indeed, one of the great illusions about perfectionism is that it is the pursuit of excellence.  Nothing could be…

Get Your Workspace and Your Energy in Sync

Your workspace is key in shaping the energy that you bring to your work. And at the same time, your energy affects how you create and how you perceive your workspace.   Whether you work at home or in an office, your workspace has a powerful and undeniable impact. And you hold many, if not…

Being and Doing: Your Values and Your Time

Being and doing are the twin poles of our life in this world. When I talk about finding time for what matters most I am really talking about finding a balance between being and doing, or between mindfulness and productivity. It’s a matter of making time choices that are congruent with your values. Being and…

Try the Pomodoro Technique to Refresh and Refocus Regularly

The Pomodoro Technique is a powerful time tool that helps you focus your energy and attention and get into a flow with your work. Simple to implement, the Pomodoro Technique offers a sure path to increasing your productivity.  The problem… Finding flow and focus can feel elusive sometimes. Have you experienced that? It’s amazing how…

7 Productivity Tips for an Energized Month

Productivity tips come in handy when you’re busy and your energy is flagging. And when are you NOT busy? Indeed, productivity tips can really save the day when you’re striving to accomplish daily tasks. And they are especially key when you are also aiming to work toward long term goals. Maintaining the daily while moving…

Does Your To-Do List Include Dessert?

Dessert? Really? Yes. Setting goals and then following through on those tasks and responsibilities is a challenge. Indeed, we all work hard to be productive and efficient in our busy lives. And our to-do lists are often filled-to-overflowing. In fact, we could spend all of our time chipping away at necessary tasks and never complete…

Stop Perfectionism in Its Tracks with Compassion — More Timely Tips

In a previous blog post about the childhood roots of perfectionism, I shared 3 tips to help you deal with perfectionism. This self-sabotaging time thief at once slows you down and wounds you. It presents you with an impossible goal, no matter what you’re doing. Then it proceeds to criticize what you produce and eat…