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…

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…