To-Do Lists Part 1: Debunk the Myths to Find Time

To-do lists can be a powerful time management tool when used well.  And when used not-so-well, they can be a source of confusion, overwhelm, discouragement and frustration. In today’s and tomorrow’s posts, I want to share 3 Myths about To-do lists – along with 3 Realities that 

Find Time for Clear, Strong, HeartBased Intentions in 2010

Finding time for New Year’s Resolutions is a fairly typical activity in early January of a New Year. Do you have a list for yourself? How do you see it?  Is it a list of “shoulds” or is it your roadmap for making your dreams a reality?  Are your heart and your head in sync?…

Find Time for Acceptance

Finding time to accept what you cannot change is one of the fundamental principles of 12-Step Programs and a key ingredient in making wise and well-grounded time choices. Many know this concept through its expression in what has come to be known as The Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity To accept the things…

Find Time to Follow Through: 3 Tips for Building Trust and Creating Success!

Finding time to follow through on your plans and commitments is a matter of managing your time choices and your time boundaries. Sound simple? In some ways, it is.  But as with so many things, interruptions, competing priorities, others’ needs, and unexpected glitches can dislodge your intentions and make follow-through a challenge. What are the…

Find Time by Culling Your Basket of Time!

What is a basket of time? And why is it important? Well, finding time to reach your goals, or to make your dreams a reality requires making lots of (sometimes difficult) time choices and developing good, substantial time boundaries. Basket of Time One of the metaphors that I like to use when describing time is…

Finding Time by Consciously Choosing Your Words (and Messages) to Yourself!

Yesterday I wrote about the inner critic, and ways that you can use your inner adult and nurturer to counter the critic’s debilitating messages.  Today I’d like to write a little bit more about that, starting with a very insightful post from Paula Harvey on her blog Designing a Passionate Life. In Using Beliefs to…

Find Time When Your Inner Critic is Clamoring!

Yesterday I wrote about finding time when your to do list is overflowing and your stress level is high. I’d like to expand on that this morning and discuss how the inner critic can throw a wrench in the works — especially when you’re at your busiest. As we’ve geared up for making our e-mail…