Actionable Steps: Your Key for Accomplishing Your Goals

Setting goals with actionable steps opens up all kinds of doors. And creating and managing your to-do lists so that they break your tasks into small chunks that don’t overwhelm you is really worth the upfront investment.  Creating actionable steps for your goals and tasks takes practice and commitment. No one system is going to…

Do Your To-Do Lists Depress You? Let’s Stop That Right Now.

Using your to-do lists wisely and well can be challenging. Often, that’s because our expectations outstrip our capacity to produce. And as we age, if we lose touch with our changing capacities, that problem is compounded. So, it’s vital that you keep your to-do lists in sync with what you can actually do. And that…

Expect the Unexpected: 5 Tips That Help

Does ‘expect the unexpected’ sound like an oxymoron to you? Well, step back and consider: What do you do when the unexpected intrudes in your life? Our world is filled with change. It’s happening all the time.  And dealing with the sudden changes that present themselves to us is a difficult challenge. It’s a challenge…

Awareness and Flexibility, Your Powerful Goal-Setting Twosome

What do I mean by using words like ‘awareness’ and ‘flexibility’ when I write about goal-setting? Well, finding time to set goals for yourself creates two states of mind. Both can improve your life whether you achieve your objectives or not.  They are awareness and flexibility. Traction comes into play under the state of mind…

Clear Your Clutter Crush with These 3 Tips

Finding time to get organized and clear your clutter crush it’s always time well spent. I know how daunting clutter can be.  For me, it’s paper.  Though much of my work is on-line, I prefer to do my reading and writing the old fashioned way. When you couple that with the fact that I find…

Offering Support Requires Balance: How Do You Manage?

Offering support to a friend or a family member in need is part of what it means to be in a relationship. So, when trouble comes, what do you do?  Balancing your needs and responsibilities when others unexpectedly need your help or support presents you with a time management challenge. And at the same time,…

Mind Maps for Plotting Your Direction and Planning Your Future

What are mind maps and why would you be interested in them? Well, when you explore what you think and feel you simply know yourself better. It helps you form a solid base for anything you want to do.  Mind maps offer powerful help with this task. Mind maps have a long history and Tony…