Your Seasonal Chores — How to Enjoy Them More With Templates

Your seasonal chores are seasonal — which means they are predictable. This one small fact provides an opportunity to increase your efficiency AND your enjoyment mightily. There comes a day, each New Hampshire spring, when the temperatures get scorching hot — much too hot for warm clothes. I always try to have my winter clothes…

Challenging Personalities — How to Stop Them From Stealing Your Time

Challenging personalities in your life can sometimes present unexpected roadblocks as you move through your day. I call them challenging personalities because I’m not talking about “bad people” here, but rather about behaviors that may be difficult for you to handle. To make the best use of your time, you need to figure out how…

If Your Perfectionism Keeps You Stuck, 3 Simple Questions Can Help

When perfectionism keeps you stuck, what can you do? The answer is as simple as asking yourself a few clear, direct questions.  The pursuit of perfection is paralyzing. It’s an immobilization that is based in striving for the impossible. And unfortunately, it’s a tendency that many of us suffer from to varying degrees.  Perfectionism can…

Realistic Planning — Put Your Feet on the Ground to Soar

Realistic planning is the bedrock of your time success. It’s often a challenge, even under the best of circumstances.  And realistic planning, when you don’t have a clear sense of how long things take is likely to be a constant source of frustration. This challenge applies to all areas of life, so how will you…

Conquer Self-Criticism to Start Your Week on the Right Foot

When you conquer your self-criticism you address one of the biggest energy drains you’re ever going to encounter.  Honestly, it’s that simple. As a first step toward time success, there are few things quite as freeing as learning to harness the energy that gets undercut by self-critical messages. Good news… Critical messages sap your confidence…

Your Procrastination Habit — How Pressure NEVER Helps

Your procrastination habit is best addressed by owning it. Avoidance never helps, because you can’t address what you don’t acknowledge. However, your procrastination is also a time choice that is never eradicated by self-criticism or pressure tactics. Addressing your procrastination: We can all probably agree that making time for a project or task, and then…

Learning from Mistakes — How Every Experience Offers You Lessons

Learning from mistakes isn’t something that gets talked about a lot in time management circles. And that has always puzzled me. After all, why not put your mistakes to work for you?  For one thing, that would mean that none of your time was ever ‘wasted.’ The idea of learning from mistakes is a little…