Chunking Tasks: Quick Help to Stop Procrastinating Today

What do I mean by chunking tasks? And how will it help you stop procrastinating? Well, chunking tasks is actually one of the best time management skills that you can ever develop for yourself.   It makes challenging jobs doable and lets you step out of the procrastination trap. But before we explore this new…

Actionable Steps: Your Key for Accomplishing Your Goals

Setting goals with actionable steps opens up all kinds of doors. And creating and managing your to-do lists so that they break your tasks into small chunks that don’t overwhelm you is really worth the upfront investment.  Creating actionable steps for your goals and tasks takes practice and commitment. No one system is going to…

Changing the Dance Creates Possibilities for You

What do I mean by changing the dance? And what does that have to do with time? Well, making changes in our lives is all about steps. And even though there’s an adage that says it’s true, I don’t believe that taking a new step forward necessarily has to mean taking two steps backward.  No…

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…