Your Focus is Your Key to Freeing Your Energy and Creativity

Your focus and effectiveness are inextricably linked. Indeed, time management tips, no matter how well-grounded they may be, are only as effective as your capacity to focus and follow-through.   So, your focus is a powerful productivity tool. But that’s not all. Your focus actually helps you restore your energy and free your creativity, too.…

When You Look Back with Gratitude You Give Yourself a Boost

Finding time to look back with gratitude is a powerful time tool that will reliably turn your day around and recharge your energy in an instant. That may seem puzzling at first. But let’s take a closer look. What is it about pausing to reflect, or look back, and about thankfulness that is so powerful? It’s…

Perfectionism – How It Distorts and Poisons

I recently heard a story that shines a light on the cost of perfectionism in a new way. It opened my eyes to an effect of this time thief that had not occurred to me before. A friend and colleague told me about a situation years ago when she was doing an annual review with…

When Enough is Enough — Solitude, Gratitude, and Abundance

The phrase ‘enough is enough’ is usually understood to mean that you’ve reached your limit. It doesn’t have a positive connotation. But I’d like to turn that on its head and reframe ‘enough is enough’ to speak about gratitude and abundance. In the past, here at The Time Finder, I’ve written about the powerful and practical…

Toxic Anger Tripping You Up? These 3 Steps Will Help

Toxic anger and anger are different. While simple anger can be a challenging emotion, toxic anger takes it up several notches. It’s a time trap that snags lots of people. But the good news is that once you recognize toxic anger you are starting to reclaim your power. As you do this, you begin to…

Your Guilt: Banish It and Release Your Energy

Your guilt, when it’s sitting in the driver’s seat, is a terribly negative, deflating, and ultimately unhelpful feeling. Often your guilt springs, not from actions but from old messages. And the good news is that there’s a lot you can learn from your guilt. As you open to the information your feelings offer, you’ll find…

Cull Your Basket of Time Today to Re-energize Yourself

When you cull your basket of time you are decluttering your life and giving yourself a vital energy boost. Why do I say that? Well, finding time to reach your goals, or to make your dreams a reality requires that you make choices about your time and your priorities. Sometimes this can be quite difficult.…