How to Create New Habits by Building on Your Successes

When you create new habits you use repetition to build on your successful choices. Usually, it takes about a month for a habit to start to take root. And then you need to keep practicing to maintain and solidify that habit. You expand your energy and confidence when you create new habits.    It’s an…

Make Your Ideal Day Real, Moment by September Moment

When you make your ideal day real, you give yourself a warm and generous boost. But in the midst of challenging times, do you sometimes feel that’s just impossible? So I suggest that you approach this on a moment-by-moment basis. A day, after all, is a large and daunting expanse of time to try to…

Losing Time and Energy? Check Your People Pleaser for Leaks

If you feel your time and energy evaporating some days, maybe you’ve been indulging your people pleaser tendencies. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. But if it’s costing you precious time and energy, you may want to stop the leaks.   Being a so-called people pleaser isn’t a character flaw. No, it’s about choices you…

Stop Tripping Yourself Up and Start Achieving Your Goals

Achieving your goals gets much easier when you stop tripping yourself up. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Earlier this week, I wrote about how tricky our time challenges can be.  Now I’d like to get even more specific. How are YOUR own particular time challenges active in your life? Figuring this out is…

Knowing Yourself Starts with Your Time Choices

Knowing yourself is a foundational goal for human beings. And often it’s framed as a very difficult and elusive goal. But I like to think of knowing yourself as fundamentally about learning what’s important to you. Finding time for what matters most is the core goal of my Heart-Based Time Management system. So, with all…

Put Self-Sabotage in Its Place With Assertive Time Choices

Self-sabotage?  You? Wait, why would anyone do that to themselves? Well, picture this: Do you ever find yourself getting ready for bed and suddenly feeling like your busy day was a blur and you’re not sure where it went?  Or maybe your to-do list is a mile long and you have two looming deadlines right…

Making Proactive Time Choices — Is this Part of Your Toolbox?

When you are making proactive time choices, what are you actually doing? I often recommend striving to not be reactive in your decisions about your use of time.  But what does this really mean? What are the significant differences between making proactive time choices and being reactive? And what steps do you need to take…