Free Yourself from Perfectionism and Find Excellence

When you free yourself from perfectionism, you release your most creative and productive self. Doesn’t that sound worth doing? Conversely, allowing perfectionism to shackle you and your energy will leave you frustrated, discouraged, and perpetually spinning your tires. This is because perfection is an illusion and a harsh one at that. The difference between striving…

Tame Your Time Wasters to Find More Time

Finding time becomes easier when you tame your time wasters. Why is it important to tame your time wasters? Well, they really do steal your time and block your success at every turn. They are destructive and dangerous. And the reality is that they can’t survive without plenty of fodder.  A steady diet of illusions…

Busy or Productive — Which Are You?

Are you busy or productive in your everyday life? Think about it. Being busy or productive is a choice about how you relate to time. How often do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and like you are chasing time and never catching up? On the other hand, there are also days when items on your to-do…

Use Your Schedule to Breathe, Assimilate, and Create

When you use your schedule to assimilate new skills and knowledge, you also allow your creativity to blossom. And yet, this requires a different kind of time and attention than your busy schedule sometimes allows. Previously, I’ve written about how distractions and interruptions impact our minds and memories.  Today I’d like to focus on how…

Your Excellent Effort Beats Perfectionism Any Day

Your excellent effort is worth striving for, always. It nets results that you can be proud of, always. Yet all too often, we ignore an excellent effort while we stubbornly pursue what we think of as perfection. The perfect is held up as the highest ideal. But perfection is just that, an ideal.  It has…

Your 24 Hours — They Really Are Enough

Your 24 hours are there for you, each and every day. And while finding the time you need can be difficult, it’s doable. Time is concrete and finite. But it really is true that your 24 hours can be enough.  It requires that you learn and practice some skills.  And most importantly, it requires that…

Your Spring Chores — Welcoming Them with the Season

Your spring chores await. So, how do you feel about that? Do they loom as just more to do? Or do you look forward to them? Indeed, welcoming spring is partly a matter of opening windows, letting sunlight stream into the house, watching bulbs come up, and enjoying the returning birds. And it’s also a…