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…

Setting Boundaries Reshapes Your Life Powerfully

Setting boundaries is not about creating barriers. Quite to the contrary, it’s a time skill that is fundamentally about honoring yourself, your goals and values, and your relationships. And when you think about it that way, you can see how setting boundaries is one of the most important time choices you can make. That’s because boundaries…

Clearing Clutter is A Lot Like Weeding

Clearing clutter from your life, whether it’s in your space or on your To-Do List, is a sure path to decreasing your stress while increasing your efficiency and effectiveness. Try imagining your life as a garden. How do your flowers and vegetables thrive? Well, for one thing, weeding sure helps, doesn’t it?  Make space for…

Do Time-Wasters Trip You Up? Here’s Some Help.

Time-wasters seem to come at us from all directions these days. Have you noticed? The world is filled with potential distractions, and when they pull you off track, you’ve been captured by one of the many time-wasters in your world. Finding time and staying on track should not be so hard, right?  You have your…