Mixed Messages Create Time Traps

Mixed messages that we received as children lead to confusion. Whether they were about time or about other things, when you look back and learn, deciphering and untangling those messages, you give yourself a gift. And, on the flip side, leaving mixed messages unexamined creates big time traps for you. But ferreting out those messages…

7 Time Myths That Turn into Time Traps — A Transformative Time Tip

We all carry time myths inside. These may be things we learned at an early age. Perhaps they were modeled by the adults in our world. Or maybe you feel pressured, now, to believe them because everyone else seems to. These myths can be very powerful. And when we hold onto them, even when they…

Do Your Time Traps Reflect Hidden Values Conflicts?

What do values have to do with time and with time traps? Well, consider this scenario: You’ve got a big project to work on, but special pastimes beckon to you invitingly. Then, before you know it, night has fallen. It’s as if your day had a slow leak. What happened to your time? It got…

Reflecting, Relaxing, Rejuvenating — Ideas to Nourish Your Soul

Reflecting on the past is one of the best steps you can take when building your future. That’s because reflecting isn’t just about looking back.  It’s about gleaning the lessons that the past offers and using them to inform where you go next. So, I found it really interesting, when reflecting back on this month’s…

Time Traps 101 – Address Values Conflicts to Get Unstuck

Time traps – sometimes it feels like they are everywhere! And what mysteries they can be, those time traps. Does this sound at all familiar? Special pastimes beckon to you invitingly from all angles, and it’s as if your day has a slow leak. Before you know it, night has fallen. What happened to your time?

Values Conflicts and Time Traps: Shine a Light and Find Time!

Values conflicts are like quicksand sometimes.  They throw your best-laid plans out of whack and keep you spinning your tires.  Yet they aren’t always obvious or easy to spot. Sometimes you need to backtrack, starting with a behavior and following its trail back to its root.

Self-Criticism: See It, Stop It, and Find Time

Self-criticism is one of the most debilitating time traps that we engage in … and many of us do it without even knowing. We all have voices that chatter in our heads throughout the day. and they directly shape our time choices.