Capturing Creativity — When to Ride the Wave and When Not To

Capturing creativity when it comes is a skill well worth cultivating. And if you’re a busy person (and who isn’t these days) you know that finding time to manage your creative ideas can be a challenge.  Indeed, if you’ve pursued any kind of creative endeavor, you know how wonderful it can feel to be in…

When Times are Calm, Do You Still Set Boundaries?

Whether times are calm or stressful, time boundaries help shape your energy and your time. And yet, we are most likely to think about the need for boundaries when we are most stressed. Stressful times… Establishing and maintaining your time boundaries is a challenge anytime. And when you are under stress, it can be even…

Carrots vs. Consequences for Successful Time Boundaries

So, what do carrots have to do with setting time boundaries? Well, setting time boundaries can present interpersonal challenges. And this may be especially true when you are in the early stages of learning to use this powerful time tool. Basically, when you set a boundary you are saying “No” to someone or something. And…

Your Self-Discipline and Your Time — The Power You Hold in Your Hands

What does your self-discipline have to do with your time? Well, in today’s busy world, finding time for what matters most is a challenge that we all confront daily.  Life’s distractions and demands come at you fast if you’re like many people. And staying on track may sometimes feel nearly impossible. Your self-discipline is a…

Communicating Your Time Boundaries Clearly is Key

Communicating your time boundaries may not be at the top of your mind when you set a boundary. But it is truly key to your time success. Indeed, following through on commitments builds trust. And one of the things that makes your follow-through possible is having clear, strong time boundaries. So, it follows that setting…

Setting Strong Time Boundaries: The Foundation for Success

Setting strong time boundaries is a skill you need to use every day if you want to be successful. Why? Well, finding time when you need it often boils down to a matter of saying “No” to one thing in order to say “Yes” to another. And the clearer you are able to be about…

Timers Help Hugely When You Set Time Boundaries

Why am I writing about timers today? Well, first, let’s step back and take a look at the importance of time boundaries in your life. You’ve a better chance of staying focused when you know how long you need to be on task and productive. First, know the terrain. When you know how much time…