Strengthen Your Relationships with Time Boundaries

Your relationships thrive when you are well-grounded in your time choices. That means being realistic about what is possible, and being true to yourself and your values. When you over-extend you’re bound to fall short on follow-through sometimes. This erodes trust (both for you and for others) and also drains your energy and confidence. Time…

Pro Tip for Reclaiming Your Time — Set Some Boundaries

When I wrote earlier about reclaiming your time, I noted that clarity and compassion offer the best route to success. So, when you set a time boundary, your motivation is important, as is the way you communicate your choice. This is a process that gets easier the more you practice it. Starting small and working…

Taking Back Your Time — A Process Worth Exploring

Taking back your time is a perennial challenge. And it’s one worth taking on, because when it comes right down to it, your time is your most valuable asset. Think of the opportunities that are beckoning right now, at this moment. And then think of the tasks that are calling out for your immediate attention.…

Temporary Time Boundaries — How They Help

What are temporary time boundaries and why would you want to use them? We’ve written in the past here about time boundaries, and today I want to focus on the importance of paying attention to how you communicate these boundaries to yourself. Setting, communicating, and maintaining time boundaries is a vital skill for getting things…

Did You Know You Can Create Time for Yourself?

Create time? Really? We all know that time is precious. And further, we can probably all agree that finding time is just about the best thing going. Think about how you feel when a meeting at work gets canceled. Suddenly you have an unexpected hour. Maybe you can finish that report you’ve been working on.…

After You Set Time Boundaries, Do You Maintain Them?

To be efficient and effective when tackling any task, it always helps to set time boundaries. Why are boundaries important? Boundaries keep some things in and they keep some things out. They give shape to your time and to your efforts. But when you set time boundaries, that’s just the first step. The second, equally important step is…

Your Time Boundaries are the Foundation of Your Time Success

Setting and maintaining time boundaries is a sure path to successful time management. But why are time boundaries so important? Well, trying to manage your time without having time boundaries is a little like trying to get yourself a drink of water without using a glass. Just try holding a sieve under the faucet when…