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…

The Perfectionism Trap Doesn’t Have to Trip You Up Today, or Ever

Perfectionism is definitely a trap. Parading as a worthy goal, it keeps you stuck and perpetually discouraged with yourself. So, overcoming perfectionistic tendencies and altering perfectionistic choices helps to free you up to be your most creative and productive self. Conversely, allowing perfectionism to hobble you and steal your energy and confidence leaves you endlessly spinning…

Finding Balance — 5 Tips Help You Get There and Stay There

Your ability to find balance is influenced by lots of things in your life. There’s your personal history.  Pause and think about it: Who were your role models and how did they exhibit this life skill? There’s the energy you bring. And then there are your priorities and your values. And, perhaps most fundamentally, there…

Feeling Drained? Maybe Anger is Devouring Your Energy

How does chronic anger poison your productivity and fuel stress? When you misinterpret an important message due to a simmering resentment, how long does it take you to restore healthy communication? All too often, unprocessed anger is a sinkhole for energy and time. Even chronic irritations are mud slicks just waiting to be slipped on. But you can relate…

Breathe, Just Breathe, and Release Your Stress

Stress is a huge energy drain. It eats into your productivity and certainly diminishes your experience of your moments. But just breathe to relieve it?  Really? What kinds of stressors do you experience in your life today? I have heard from friends that the 24-hour news cycle can be a great source of distraction and…

Got Regrets? Avoid This Energy Drain with Clear Priorities

Living without creating regrets for yourself is a skill that you develop with practice. And learning to live without regrets can feel more challenging when urgency intrudes. Urgency?  Here’s how you might feel it… Time is passing.  Summer is waning. And how are you doing on fulfilling your summer plans and dreams? As the days…

Need More Time and Energy? Your Feelings Hold the Key

Your feelings are a foundational part of your time management efforts. That’s because increasing your efficiency and effectiveness is so often about managing your energy rather than finding more time. And one of the biggest energy drains around is the tendency to shy away from difficult or challenging feelings. So, exploring your feelings and letting…