Saying No Actually Helps You Improve Your Relationships

How can saying no improve your relationships? Well, saying no is a key building block in any boundary. And your boundaries make your relationships authentic, positive, and sustainable. You want everyone you care about to thrive. And that can sometimes make it very tempting to say yes to every request for your time. However, here’s…

What Helps You Get Started? It’s Knowing You Can Stop.

Yes, knowing you can stop is the key to getting started. It may sound counterintuitive. But knowing you can stop is a powerful boundary that helps you take that all-important first step. Mastering time challenges brings a marvelous feeling of relief. And that mastery, at its most basic level, is about starting and stopping. Using…

Changing the Dance Creates Possibilities for You

What do I mean by changing the dance? And what does that have to do with time? Well, making changes in our lives is all about steps. And even though there’s an adage that says it’s true, I don’t believe that taking a new step forward necessarily has to mean taking two steps backward.  No…

Savor the Quiet, Be Yourself, Find Some Time

Making time to savor the quiet as an old year ends and a new one is about to begin is a powerful gift to give yourself. Have you tried it? Yesterday afternoon, as twilight gently brushed the winter treetops outside my window, I did just that. It was a brief pause before I cleared up…

Setting Strong Time Boundaries: The Foundation for Success

Setting strong time boundaries is a skill you need to use every day if you want to be successful. Why? Well, finding time when you need it often boils down to a matter of saying “No” to one thing in order to say “Yes” to another. And the clearer you are able to be about…

Timers Help Hugely When You Set Time Boundaries

Why am I writing about timers today? Well, first, let’s step back and take a look at the importance of time boundaries in your life. You’ve a better chance of staying focused when you know how long you need to be on task and productive. First, know the terrain. When you know how much time…

Your Time Boundaries Honor You, Your Priorities, and Your Worth

What does it mean to say that your time boundaries honor you? If you’re a reader of this blog, you know that time boundaries are a foundational tool in my Finding Time toolbox. They are the key to creating space and gaining the traction you need to accomplish your goals and priorities. But how is…