Inner Boundaries are So De-Stressing

What are inner boundaries? I can’t overstate the importance of setting boundaries. They help you set aside time and space so that others won’t needlessly interrupt your personal time choices. We all need to find ways to set and negotiate boundaries at work and at home to get tasks accomplished. But perhaps even more difficult…

Strengthen Your Relationships with Time Boundaries

Your relationships thrive when you are well-grounded in your time choices. That means being realistic about what is possible, and being true to yourself and your values. When you over-extend you’re bound to fall short on follow-through sometimes. This erodes trust (both for you and for others) and also drains your energy and confidence. Time…

Pro Tip for Reclaiming Your Time — Set Some Boundaries

When I wrote earlier about reclaiming your time, I noted that clarity and compassion offer the best route to success. So, when you set a time boundary, your motivation is important, as is the way you communicate your choice. This is a process that gets easier the more you practice it. Starting small and working…

Taking Back Your Time — A Process Worth Exploring

Taking back your time is a perennial challenge. And it’s one worth taking on, because when it comes right down to it, your time is your most valuable asset. Think of the opportunities that are beckoning right now, at this moment. And then think of the tasks that are calling out for your immediate attention.…

Does Your To-Do List Include Dessert?

Dessert? Really? Yes. Setting goals and then following through on those tasks and responsibilities is a challenge. Indeed, we all work hard to be productive and efficient in our busy lives. And our to-do lists are often filled-to-overflowing. In fact, we could spend all of our time chipping away at necessary tasks and never complete…

Temporary Time Boundaries — How They Help

What are temporary time boundaries and why would you want to use them? We’ve written in the past here about time boundaries, and today I want to focus on the importance of paying attention to how you communicate these boundaries to yourself. Setting, communicating, and maintaining time boundaries is a vital skill for getting things…

Did You Know You Can Create Time for Yourself?

Create time? Really? We all know that time is precious. And further, we can probably all agree that finding time is just about the best thing going. Think about how you feel when a meeting at work gets canceled. Suddenly you have an unexpected hour. Maybe you can finish that report you’ve been working on.…