Delayed Gratification: The Skill that Empowers

Delayed gratification isn’t a skill that people naturally gravitate toward – not in today’s world. In fact, when fast food and quick sound bites tend to be our daily fare, it’s hard to even picture how delayed gratification could be a good thing. But believe me, it is. Why? Well, we live in a very…

Find Time by Maintaining Your Time Boundaries with a Timer

Your efforts to find time are greatly enhanced when you know how much time you have planned for your activities AND you stick to your plan! If you don’t do that, one activity after another will overrun its allotted time, and you will fall further and further behind.  What a recipe for stress and frustration!…

Finding Time for Time’s Mystery

Finding time wasn’t easy yesterday.  Do you have days like that? It was both busy and one of the most beautiful October days that one could hope for. Blue sky, bright sun, clear air, and yellow leaves made the woods vibrant with color and energy. And I had not gone outside on Sunday. So, I…

Finding Time for Another Walk Around the Lake!

Finding time for yourself and for self-care is one of the most important – and most-often-neglected – time finding tasks you have!  We’ve written about this many times in the past – and will do so many times in the months and years to come, too.  It’s THAT important. Why? Self-care is the foundation on…

Finding Time with Self Discipline

Finding time in today’s busy world is a challenge that we all confront daily.  Self discipline is a very important ingredient in any effort to find time.  And yet, self discipline often has a connotation of scarcity and of self denial. I’d like to turn that idea on its head and reframe self-discipline as a…

Finding Time with Productive Time Choices

Finding time for what matters most is a matter of making productive time choices that are congruent with your values. Sticking to those time choices is a matter of prioritizing, setting time boundaries, and of self-discipline. Sound simple?  In some senses, it is. Planning and Productive Time Choices For moving forward on your goals, having…

Find Time for Yourself Every Month

TIP Rejuvenating your mind and body improves your overall effectiveness. ACTION STEP Set aside one day a month as a “vacation” day and mark it on your calendar. Use it any way you choose in the moment. I can hear the rumblings of disbelief even as I finish typing the Finding Time Tip for this…