Your Creative Self — Giving Yourself the Time and Space You Need to Create

Are you creative? If your knee-jerk answer is, “No!” please keep reading. The unfortunate myth is that being creative is some kind of mysterious gift bestowed on a few special people.  Something you either have or don’t. That is simply false.  But unfortunately, it’s a falsehood that cuts you off from mountains of possibility. Not…

Daylight Saving Time — Are You Ready to Let it Go?

As I write this morning, it is hard to believe that October is gone, November is here, and in the wee hours of this coming Sunday morning, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Whether you’re a fan of Daylight Saving Time or not, the change-over is always jarring. It marks a change in your…

Quiet Your Inner Critic and Pump Up Your Energy: Here’s How

Your inner critic, with its negative critical messages and critical, undermining tone does nothing but sap your energy, confidence, and creativity. And it’s not just you. Everyone has that debilitating voice inside. Indeed, if you could hear what your family, friends, and acquaintances are thinking to themselves as they go about their daily business, you’d be amazed.…

Getting into the Flow — Something Time and Rivers Have in Common

Flow has such a gentle, inviting sound, doesn’t it? Flow is something you relax into. And once you’ve done that, then flow carries you. So why do we struggle so with flow? Flow can’t be forced. The following passage from the Talmud is one that has always fascinated me. Who forces time is pushed back…

Regaining Focus to Reclaim Your Time and Energy

Maintaining your focus no matter what distractions present themselves is a challenge. Maybe you’re working online and tempted by interesting news stories. Or maybe you’re pulled away from a task by a family emergency. No matter what the actual cause is in the moment, staying focused can be tough. So, here at The Time Finder…

Managing Predictable Change to Free Up Time and Energy

Predictable change is very different from unexpected change. Both present challenges. And both require different time and energy management skills. As they say about our climate here in New England, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait – it’s sure to change!”  That concept, applied more generally, can be a very helpful tip for…

What Do Peaches Have to Do with Your Values and Your Self-Care Skills?

Yes, peach season is upon us. IN fact, we’re in the thick of it, and we’re having a bumper crop here in New Hampshire after last year’s disappointing harvest. It’s hard to believe we are now looking back at Labor Day. And it feels like I was celebrating the arrival of our blueberries just yesterday.…