Culling to Find Focus — Try It Today

Finding and maintaining focus is a huge challenge for most of us. Surrounded by a swirl of priorities and responsibilities, how do you manage to stick with just one? Everything seems to be clamoring for attention at once. Indeed, some days do you feel like you just rush from one task to the next without…

Too Many Top Priorities? Try This…

Setting priorities is a powerful way to organize yourself. It’s a time skill that helps you organize and order your daily activities. And yet, it isn’t always simple. Here’s a recent question from a reader that illustrates a common challenge that people face when prioritizing. See if it resonates for you… Carol of Trenton, New…

Declutter Your To-Do List and Get More Done

When you declutter your to-do list you give yourself a huge productivity boost. Think about it. We all know that finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge.  During the holiday season, it’s a challenge that often becomes especially difficult. So, this morning, I invite you to take a step…

Soft Deadlines Transform Your Heart-Based Priorities into Realities

Making your priorities into realities requires action. And the timing of your actions is key, especially for priorities that have multiple steps. Your priorities clarify the relative importance of your goals, and I’d like to suggest that you use soft deadlines to actualize your priorities. Here’s a tip to get you started. Timely Tip for Using Soft…

Your Heart is Your Key to Creating Clutter-Free Time

Clutter-free time – doesn’t it sound delicious?  Well, the reality is that you can create this for yourself whenever you want to. Really. Let’s envision an ideal beginning to your day. You know your path and all that’s on it, because your plans follow your priorities. Even setbacks and surprises feel manageable. The most important tasks will get…

Planning and Prioritizing — The Long and the Short of It

Planning and prioritizing are core time management skills. These skills aren’t always easy to implement, especially when competing priorities are in play. So, today I’d like to take a look at some tips for addressing the tough time problems that crop up when you’re dealing with demands and pressures that are, effectively, polar opposites: Planning Tip #1…

3 Tips to Help When Your To-Do List Stresses You Out

Your to-do list is great for tracking tasks, but when it’s overflowing does it just add to your stress rather than relieving it. And the thing is, paring it down can be a formidable challenge. This is especially true when tasks are complicated, time-sensitive, or sequential and inter-connected. Often there are lots of details involved in…