Is Getting to Sleep a Problem? How to Let Go of Worry and Stress

I had trouble getting to sleep last night.  Does that ever happen to you?  Is it a challenge, sometimes, to set aside the day and settle yourself into your night’s rest? You’re not alone — it can be difficult for many people these days. And one of the thorniest problems, when it comes to insomnia,…

The Jobs You Hate — How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Them Done

The jobs you hate are always the last things you tackle, aren’t they? Or, do you procrastinate so much that you never get to them at all? Well, making a choice to short-circuit procrastination, especially when it’s one of the jobs you hate that’s waiting for you, is a challenge.  But the truth is that…

Quiet Your Mind — 4 Tried and True Stress Reducers

When you quiet your mind, no matter what stresses press on your time, you give yourself breathing space and an energy boost. And while there may be times in your life when this feels like an impossible goal, it actually never is. What’s required is a simple choice on your part. And that choice is…

Too Many Top Priorities? How to Identify Your Bottom Priorities

Do you have too many top priorities? Setting priorities is a very practical, concrete way to organize yourself.  But a common challenge when prioritizing is the temptation to think of every task as a high priority. And, indeed, one of the most difficult things about setting your priorities is to develop the discipline of falling…

Setbacks Getting You Down? How Compassion Helps — No Matter What

Setbacks have a way of overturning the best-laid plans. And that’s not all they do. Setbacks also add to your stress and slow you down. So, especially when setbacks and unexpected changes arise, as they do every day, resourcefulness and resilience are necessary if you’re going to continue along your most productive path. Your instinctive…

Moments of Stillness — How They Ease Worry and Expand Time

Moments of stillness can be difficult to come by in the fast-paced world we live in. Indeed, our world is fraught with situations that often lead to challenging amounts of stress. This stress sometimes manifests itself as worries and fears that can be paralyzing. Have you fallen into this frustrating path? If so, it’s helpful…

Realistic Plans — How to Make Your Planning Work for You

Realistic plans are a result of your time choices and your time management skills. And realistic plans go a long way toward reducing your stress and increasing your productivity. But the more items you have on your to-do list, the more challenging it can be to make plans that are in sync with reality. Pressure…