Replenish Your Energy, One Day, One Moment, at a Time

As the week goes on, do you sometimes find yourself needing to replenish your energy? By Wednesday or Thursday, are you running out of steam and feeling like you are just hanging on ’til the weekend comes?  When you notice yourself feeling that way it’s a clue that you might want to step back and…

Brainstorm Away Those Logjams and Frustrations

When you brainstorm you are using a very effective tool for loosening up your energy. And when you’re stuck and brainstorm, you also access creative, and sometimes unexpected, ideas. Today we’ll explore ways that brainstorming can also be a vehicle for turning negative thinking on its head. When you brainstorm this way, you fundamentally and…

Energy Management and Your Springtime Chores

What does energy management have to do with spring? Well, welcoming spring is partly a matter of opening windows. It’s so refreshing, that first day when you feel the light palpably change as you let it stream into the house. And how magical and exciting to watch the bulbs push their way up through the…

Try the Pomodoro Technique to Refresh and Refocus Regularly

The Pomodoro Technique is a powerful time tool that helps you focus your energy and attention and get into a flow with your work. Simple to implement, the Pomodoro Technique offers a sure path to increasing your productivity.  The problem… Finding flow and focus can feel elusive sometimes. Have you experienced that? It’s amazing how…

Are You Letting Your Outer Critic Steal Your Time?

Your outer critic is a lot like your inner critic. Both drip with negativity. Both are big time wasters. And both are nearly invisible, until you notice them. So, we’ve focused on the ways that your inner critic steals your time and energy in some recent blog posts. And we’ve shared tips about how to…

Claiming Calm — You Can Give that to Yourself Today

Claiming calm sounds delicious and powerful, doesn’t it? And yet, making time for a calm moment can be a little like finding clear space in a cluttered office. Does it feel impossible to you? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not impossible at all. And it’s a great gift that you can give…

Tips for Managing Difficult Personalities in Your Life

Managing your time is sometimes about managing difficult personalities. Indeed, that’s because your efforts to be productive and present in your life may encounter unexpected roadblocks in the form of the people around you. To make the very best use of your time, you need to start managing difficult personalities. By that I mean the…