Chunked Planning for Increased Focus — Here’s Part 2

Finding time to get everything done that you need to is a perennial challenge. And a time tool that I call ‘Chunked Planning’ gives you a big boost in your time management efforts. In my last post, I explored some of the ways that you can allow yourself much more flexibility in your day by…

What’s a Time Cushion? Well, Read This and Find Out.

If you’re someone who sews, I know you’ve heard of a pin cushion. But have you ever heard of a time cushion? Creating a time cushion for yourself is a powerful tool for reducing stress. How? Well, working ahead and creating a time cushion is your key to managing your time. This is especially true when…

That Warm Bath is NOT an Indulgence — Self-Care is Your Job, Too

Whether it’s a warm bath or getting to bed on time, self-care is key to your time success. But how often do you see your self-care as self-indulgence? Finding time to manage competing needs and competing priorities is a challenge that we face every day in our busy lives.  Sometimes we rebel against the choices…

Work Ahead to Reduce Your Stress and Save Time

When you work ahead, you immediately give yourself a stress-reducing cushion. It’s a vital time management key, especially if you often work under pressure. Why? Well, for one thing, when the unexpected hits, managing your tasks and priorities can be a big challenge. Here’s one recent example that hit close to home: An unexpected disruption here at…

Sleep Giving You the Run-Around? Well, Here’s What Helps…

Sleep is like water. Without it, you can’t sustain life for very long. And yet sleep is elusive for lots of us. Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. We’ve had to have our faithful, 30-year old furnace replaced. That’s disrupted just about everything. Between the noise, the smells, and things being topsy-turvy,…

Deadlines Have You on the Run? This Will Help.

Deadlines are one of the biggest stress inducers out there. This is especially true if procrastination is an issue for you. So, what helps? Learning to set and maintain time priorities is a powerful time management tool — and one that helps immeasurable in de-stressing and amping up your productivity. Where do you start? A…

Choices, Time, and You — Creating Your Life, Moment by Moment

I can’t think of anything that’s more important than your time choices. Quite literally, they mean the world to you. So, how do you feel about that? What kinds of decisions do you make, each day, each moment, about your time and how you spend it? No dress rehearsals… In an earlier post here at…