Step Outside the Box When You’re Bogged Down and Stuck

One of our Finding Time Tips advises you to step outside the box to get unstuck. That tip elicited a great question from a subscriber the other day.  She asked for some examples to illustrate ways that might play out in real life.  I was intrigued by the question and then realized that it would…

What Does a Sponge Have to Do with Time Skills?

Well, actually what I’m going to be talking about here aren’t sponges but sponge activities. If you’re a teacher or former teacher, you may be quite familiar with sponge activities. They are typically used in classrooms as a way to fill time between other projects and pursuits. But I want to expand on that concept…

Capturing Your Creativity Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Yes, there’s definitely discipline involved in capturing your creativity. But much of what’s involved is attentiveness, along with the tools to then make note of what you notice. So, while finding time to snag those creative ideas when they come is a challenge, it needn’t look overwhelming to you. Here are some ideas to get…

Worry Never Helps, But Having a Plan Does

When you have a worry your energy and attention are siphoned off. Your eyes turn away from the present. Mired in mud, your tires spin as your worry deepens. Indeed, worry, once it takes hold, easily turns into a vicious cycle that it’s hard to step away from. That’s why it’s so important to learn…

7 Timely Tips to Grow Your Self-Empowerment Skills

Genuine self-empowerment requires both realism and compassion. Those two key ingredients help you develop the resilience to flex without giving yourself away. And as self-empowerment becomes a way of life, you thrive by relating as a human, not a superhuman. Any place you start exploring and experimenting with self-empowerment is fine. Just remember, growthful change…

Circumstances Change, So Update Your Goals to Stay Current

When circumstances change, do you adjust or do you stay the course? And how do you decide? It’s a fact of life, that your circumstances change all the time. And in some situations, flexibility is what’s needed. On the other hand, sometimes discipline and focus are the skills you want to call on. This is…

Preparation is Key When There’s Trouble on the Horizon

Preparation helps, no matter what is headed your way. And here in New Hampshire, we’ve got a big snowstorm coming. Weather is, at once, predictable and unpredictable. And snowstorms are a very good example. Depending on how things play out, we might wake up to a beautiful winter wonderland tomorrow, or we might experience power…