Time Boundary Tips Keep You in the Driver’s Seat, No Matter What

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Stay in the driver’s seat with time boundaries.

Time boundary tips are a staple here. Indeed, time boundaries are foundational to your time success.

But here’s the thing: Time management isn’t simply about getting things done.  It is about your time choices, time boundaries, and time values. And it’s about how managing all of that affects the quality of your life.

This changes as your stage of life changes.

So, productivity is one piece of that, but its importance varies, depending on where you are in your life and career.

Too often, time management experts focus on efficiency, to the potential detriment of the rest of your life.

I focus on your whole life.

My goal is to help you recognize and make time choices that will deepen and enlarge your moments. And this is the goal, no matter where you are in your life or what challenges you’re facing.

This is heart-based time management. As I’ve worked with clients over the years and observed my own journey through time, here’s what I’ve discovered:

The heart knows things that the mind often just cannot see. (Click to Tweet)

So, learning to recognize and listen to your heart’s wisdom is your best path to living fully.

Learn to say no.

Heart-based time management is definitely NOT about filling your plate with more things to do.  As we explore together, you’ll soon see that saying “No” to one thing is often necessary if you want to say “Yes” to another.  And what is that “no”?  It’s a time boundary.

Establishing and maintaining time boundaries is a fundamental key to living a healthy, fulfilling AND productive life.

What if you work from home?

For those of us who work at home, managing the time boundary between work and home can be particularly challenging.

This is especially true if you love your work as I do. How do you know when to stop? And what do you do when ideas come and you’re chomping at the bit to get started but it’s not work time?

For any time boundary to work, it needs to be in sync with your values and priorities, and it needs to be something that you follow through on. Respecting the time boundary that you set and keeping your promises to yourself is vital. After all, letting your self-trust erode has effects throughout the rest of your life.

Especially important is the boundary that ends your work day. Follow-through is so important here, but don’t be discouraged if you miss the mark, either. Just try again, and keep trying.  Observe and reflect, tweaking your boundary if necessary. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t let go of the thread.

How do you do it?

Each day, practice setting a clear time boundary between your home life and your work life. Develop personal rituals to help you put closure on your workday.

This week is a good time to get started. Begin with one small boundary and expand your efforts as you heart’s wisdom shows the way.

What do you come up with?  Leave a comment or drop me a line – I’d love to hear!

More help for you…

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips, and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to stay on track, whether you’re working or relaxing;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

Ready to start using boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:


Let’s explore time together …

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