Truly, It’s the Only Way Change Happens — A-Day-At-A-Time

A-day-at-a-time is the mantra for your incremental path to time success. And taking it a-day-at-a-time is advice that’s so pervasive in our culture that it’s easy to not really take in its import. How often have you heard that phrase? And the bigger question: How often have you acted on it? Yes, it’s true. A-day-at-a-time…

Drowning in Paper Clutter? Here’s Your 3-Step Path to Clutter-Free Calm

Finding time to deal with clutter is a challenge we all face. And paper clutter, for many, presents its own unique challenges. As someone who accumulates paper, and yes, paper clutter, I definitely have moments when I feel like I am drowning. Maybe it’s the interesting article I plan to read. Sometimes it’s the letter I need to answer or…

Rice and Time — Here’s Some Help to Move You from Thought to Action

Rice and time? Really? What does rice have to do with time? And what do rice and time have to do with you, for that matter? Well, this Chinese proverb gets to the point powerfully, as so many proverbs do: Talk doesn’t cook rice. Whoever came up with Nike’s old “Just do it” slogan may…

Time Boundaries — Build Your Foundation in 3 Simple Steps

Time boundaries are key to making powerful and effective time choices. Recently I wrote about proactive time choices. We had just touched on the subject of time boundaries. So let’s continue… Time boundaries create space. Setting time boundaries begins with a state of mind. Like the edging and mulch around your garden, time boundaries can create…

Project Got You Stuck? Step #1 – Find Time to Start!

When faced with a new project, do you find yourself stuck before you begin? Whether you stall out or rush in, you’ll find these tips about preparation extremely helpful. You benefit in a number of ways by engaging in thoughtful mental and physical action steps prior to starting your project. You maintain your motivation and 

Fitbit Zombies? Your Time – Your Choice

My Fitbit has been a very helpful addition to my exercise regimen and self-care efforts.  Do you have one?  (And do you use it?) I appreciate its goal-setting flexibility and the way that it tracks my steps without my knowing.  (I used a pedometer for many years, but found it distracting and cumbersome.  The Fitbit, on the…

Find Time to Move Your Body No Matter What!

Find time for a little exercise every day – it’s really important, and it’s been my mantra for quite some time now! You may think it’s a tall order, but note that I said “a little exercise”! That’s because it’s much more important to do something, and do it frequently – then to exercise strenuously…