Catch Your Breath With Boundaries — Just Ask Paula

Making time to catch your breath and connect with yourself is such an important, nourishing, and empowering thing to do. And yet, all too often it is the thing that we let go of first when we get busy. I’ve been contacted many times, over the years, by readers who struggle with setting and maintaining…

Time-Off and Time-On — Give Yourself What You Need

Time-off is crucial to your well-being.  Yet it’s often near the bottom of your list of priorities. Am I right? So, here’s the thing. If you want to be as productive as possible, time boundaries are a key tool.  And it’s one that you usually think about using when focus and concentration are necessary for…

Your Strong Boundaries and Your Time — A Visualization

Your strong boundaries are time tools that help you harness your energy, maintain your focus, and live your moments as fully as possible. This is true, no matter what your goals may be for those moments. So think about it: What if you could weed out all the tiresome distractions that interfere with your day?…

Your Work and Home Boundaries — Keep Them Strong

Your work is important to you, but it’s not the whole of your life. So, your boundaries are key. These days, many of us are working from home, working harder, and putting in longer hours, just to get by. Do you know the feeling?  The danger, of course, is that you lose yourself in your…

The Times Two Rule Helps You Create Meaningful Boundaries

What is the Times Two Rule and why is it important? Well, for starters, as we all know, finding time to complete everything on your to-do list can be a big challenge. Sometimes it’s actually a big headache in today’s fast-paced world. How often do you find yourself at the end of the day, with…

Setting Temporary Time Boundaries — A Helpful Reminder

Why is setting temporary time boundaries sometimes helpful? Well, when it comes to staying focused in each moment, boundaries are key. They help you hold distractions at arm’s length so that you can keep your eyes on the prize. However, when it comes to everyday tasks you don’t always need BIG boundaries. In fact, sometimes…

Authentic Boundaries Mean Discipline, Not Rigidity

Setting and maintaining authentic boundaries is a key time management skill. But what do I mean by authentic boundaries? Well, let’s start at the beginning. Planning is your key to finding time to get everything done. Indeed, if you don’t plan, you’ll find yourself at sea. And surrounding you will be a floating array of…