Capturing Creativity — When to Ride the Wave and When Not To

Capturing creativity when it comes is a skill well worth cultivating. And if you’re a busy person (and who isn’t these days) you know that finding time to manage your creative ideas can be a challenge.  Indeed, if you’ve pursued any kind of creative endeavor, you know how wonderful it can feel to be in…

When Times are Calm, Do You Still Set Boundaries?

Whether times are calm or stressful, time boundaries help shape your energy and your time. And yet, we are most likely to think about the need for boundaries when we are most stressed. Stressful times… Establishing and maintaining your time boundaries is a challenge anytime. And when you are under stress, it can be even…

Carrots vs. Consequences for Successful Time Boundaries

So, what do carrots have to do with setting time boundaries? Well, setting time boundaries can present interpersonal challenges. And this may be especially true when you are in the early stages of learning to use this powerful time tool. Basically, when you set a boundary you are saying “No” to someone or something. And…

Your Self-Discipline and Your Time — The Power You Hold in Your Hands

What does your self-discipline have to do with your time? Well, in today’s busy world, finding time for what matters most is a challenge that we all confront daily.  Life’s distractions and demands come at you fast if you’re like many people. And staying on track may sometimes feel nearly impossible. Your self-discipline is a…

Communicating Your Time Boundaries Clearly is Key

Communicating your time boundaries may not be at the top of your mind when you set a boundary. But it is truly key to your time success. Indeed, following through on commitments builds trust. And one of the things that makes your follow-through possible is having clear, strong time boundaries. So, it follows that setting…

Courageous Boundaries Help You Create Time and Space for Yourself

Courageous boundaries? Really? Yes, because sometimes it’s hard to say no. Indeed, for many people, saying no is quite difficult. Competing priorities clamor for attention and sorting that all out often means setting some courageous boundaries. Maybe your schedule and To-Do List are jam-packed, and adding one more thing will throw everything else out-of-whack.  But…

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…