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…

Prioritizing — This Heart-Based Skill Saves You Time and Energy

Prioritizing your tasks isn’t just about managing time. It’s also a key skill to enlist for managing your energy. It’s one of the best pathways to success that I can think of. And believe it or not, prioritizing can also be fun. Step back and think about what an ideal beginning to your day would…

Priorities 101 — When It’s Not Just You, This Really Helps

Priorities are like your guiding star. And finding time by prioritizing is a powerful time management tool. Once you’ve compiled your list of tasks, it’s time to place them in order of priority. But things get a little more complicated when it’s not just you who needs to follow through. That’s when you need to…

Got Goals? This Clarifies the Picture and Makes Them Possible

Goals. Do you have a lot of them? Many of us do. In fact, it’s not unusual for our multiple goals to be at odds with one another. Step back and think about it for a second. In a typical day, how many different goals are you juggling? You’re probably managing a lot of them — both the…