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By MaryEllen Tribby
The other day I was tired. Not just yawn tried, but so tired my head hurt, my feet hurt and everything in between hurt.
To make matters worse, I had a zillion and one things that needed to get done that day, important things. Including hosting a bi-monthly Q & A ... Views: 403
Do you feel like you do not have time to accomplish all the things you have on your “to-do list”? Or, are you one of those people who love to leave things for later and in the end, those things never get done making you feel unaccomplished? It probably means that you need to work on improving ... Views: 794
Time management strategies aren’t just about overcoming procrastination, creating schedules, and checking tasks off your To Do List. In fact, time management is an approach to tasks and time choices that can be beneficial in ANY area of your life. From the loftiest questions of life’s meaning, ... Views: 1324
Finding time to really enjoy holiday festivities can be a big challenge. Why? Well, think about it. There are lots of factors that are especially prevalent during this season … and they certainly up the ante when it comes to stress. They include:
• Complex feelings and dynamics generated ... Views: 566
Finding time to stay healthy can be challenging in the midst of holiday celebrations. But whatever holidays you celebrate, you don't have to give up healthy habits. In fact, you can still celebrate and have fun while maintaining and building on the activities that sustain you and add ... Views: 822
Making the most of the time you have isn’t just about making successful choices – it’s about integrating those choices into your life so that they become positive habits. Usually by the end of a month of continuous daily repetition you will develop a successful habit that will lead you to ... Views: 804
Finding time works best when you are organized and efficient. But, as I am sure you know, it takes a lot more than to-do lists.
For example, when you run into roadblocks, or when something unexpected throws you off-track, you need to marshal enormous resourcefulness and resilience to get ... Views: 1167
Time management tips couldn’t be more important than right now - just in time for the holiday season! How would you like to transform the stressful parts of holiday get-togethers into truly celebratory occasions for yourself?
Well, you can do it … and you can start right now by creating a ... Views: 1581
Finding time to live each moment to its fullest is a core goal and fundamental value of the Heart-Based Time Management™ System. Preparing and planning ahead is one of the best ways to create the climate for living your moments fully. Doing the groundwork ahead of time means that you'll find ... Views: 1968
Finding time requires being your best friend. You need to listen to yourself, understand yourself and stand up for yourself.
You may feel paralyzed by looming projects that fill you with dread. Here's how to step in as a friend and make your life manageable again.
Your first step is to ... Views: 1765
In your busy, daily life, time management is important, and productivity is at a premium. So doesn’t it make sense to multi-task whenever you can? Who wouldn’t want to be doing two things in the time it takes to do one?
Well, actually … multi-tasking is often exactly the opposite of what ... Views: 1641
One of the great illusions about perfectionism is that it is the pursuit of excellence.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Excellence is stymied and smothered by perfectionism. As artist and writer Julia Cameron has written:
“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a ... Views: 2686
Heart-based time management is all about finding time, increasing productivity, and deepening your experience of each and every moment. And heart-based time management works best when you are using your time efficiently and effectively. But what happens when something unexpected enters the ... Views: 2011
Heart-based time management is all about finding time, increasing productivity, and deepening your experience of each and every moment. And heart-based time management works best when you use your time effectively, because procrastinating won't help you complete important projects, let alone ... Views: 1306
It can be so frustrating to want to be organized and try many different things to get organized but nothing seems to work. We are not all the same, we learn differently and we like different things. What will work for one person may not work for another. As a professional organizer I receive ... Views: 1396
As a small business owner there is usually one activity that you find you are spending (or wasting) too much time on. This activity is probably a necessary part of your business, however, it is preventing you from getting to the really important stuff.
What is your top time waster? What is ... Views: 603
Overcoming procrastination may be difficult for most people when the "negative feeling" strikes. However, it should become easier for you because you have to create achievement and fulfill several things in life.
The feeling of procrastination can slow you down greatly and when this happens ... Views: 465
Many of us struggle with procrastination; you’re not alone. And you are not alone in thinking that it will never end. The good news is, you can begin stopping procrastination now. It won’t end immediately, but you can start the process now.
These 5 tips will help you begin.
1. Make a ... Views: 1377
Let’s face it. Information is coming at us faster than ever before. We are constantly receiving a steady flow of emails, text messages, phone calls and voice mails. The downside of communication technology is that it is making everything URGENT. It takes real discipline to determine the ... Views: 703
It seems like the world is running at such an accelerated speed that we barely have any time to catch our breath. We start the day running out the door at full tilt; only keep going until we crash into bed from exhaustion. Then we get up and do it all over again day after day. The weekends ... Views: 688
When women find out that I am a professional organizer inevitably they ask if my home is organized. When I simply say yes then they ask me if all of my cupboards are organized. When I say yes they ask if my closets are organized. Again I say yes.
My home doesn’t look like a page out of a ... Views: 1611
Managing your time effectively is essential to your overall happiness. It can make or break your stress level and absolutely control your world. When that happens it is really difficult to reverse its effects on your life and mindset and can make it increasingly hard to stop the negative ... Views: 802
Do you get caught up in the daily grind of working and working, and doing and doing, and carrying-out your responsibilities, obligations and the mile-long list of tasks you have written down, knowing sometimes that it is next to impossible to complete, however you have the expectation that you ... Views: 1249
Time is the great equalizer. Everyone gets the same number of hours to work and play each day. No matter who you are, where you live and what you do you get a 24-hour cycle just like everyone else. One person may be wealthier than another, but that doesn't earn her a minute more in a 24 hour ... Views: 857
On Monday, you are recovering from the weekend and you have emails, voicemails and tasks that have come in over the weekend. Plus, there are probably still some to-do’s from last week. On Friday, you anticipate the weekend and it is easy to get distracted from work.
Thursday is almost ... Views: 569
The holidays are over, we have returned to our regular schedules and it is back to business as usual. Now is the time to focus and get some real work done. You may feel like you are continually busy, but at the end of the day, have you accomplished as much as you could have? If you find that you ... Views: 506
In today’s world, running a competitive business requires keeping up with the fast pace of technological innovation. Thousands of years ago business was just a matter of trading your bread for some cloth, or your wood for a goat. This is no longer the case. Business now faces numerous demands ... Views: 640
As we near the end of another year; are you any closer to realising your goals this time round? Or do you feel disillusioned, where you feel like you have given your all, spent the year frantically busy, but your results indicate that you have, just been spinning your wheels, yet again. You feel ... Views: 941
Peter Drucker wrote some years ago that the definition of an executive is someone who is expected to get results. You are an executive to the degree to which results are expected of you. You don’t have to have a staff or an office to be an executive. All you have to do is be a person in ... Views: 1871
Are you feeling like you are stuck in a pinball machine, where you are juggling the demands of your current circumstances, but you are constantly getting bumped around and never seem to get any time to focus on creating the life, you have dreamed about. In fact you are so tired of getting ... Views: 887
Do You Use Your Time Wisely
When I was younger, I never considered the importance of time.
I just laze around, watching TV, lie in bed, and play video games.
As I grew older, I thought about the things that I have achieved. To my surprise, I haven't accomplished a lot.
I resolved to ... Views: 520
Working moms are pushing themselves harder than ever to be the best in all realms of their life, aiming for perfection in all that they do, taking on the brunt of the familial responsibilities, while not accepting help OR seeking reprieve. They are like a hamster caught in a wheel, going round ... Views: 527
Paper. It should be a benign part of our lives. It means no harm, really. But somehow, when it piles up and has a paper party with its friends, it becomes dreaded clutter! What to do?
Grab a RAFT and sail to an organized shore! (Okay, technically, it should be RAFTS, plural, but that just ... Views: 1611
With the beginning of Quarter Two and temperatures rising, the professional business world is picking up the pace just as fast. My business world is no different, but I know that one powerful way to stay effective and creative is to keep exercising regularly at least 4 times per week.
I made ... Views: 1405
It may sound like an oxymoron, but entrepreneurs can be the best at two things: procrastination and motivation! Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs for the simple reasons they are passionate about what they are doing, get a thrill or high from stepping out into the unknown, have a higher level of ... Views: 556
I want to help you to make a few small shifts, which will assist you to become far more productive. When I refer to productivity I am not talking about adding more activity, more work and longer hours to your day, which will only add more pressure to your already overloaded schedule. I am ... Views: 1021
How are you Investing Each Hour that Passes?
Is every hour that passes during the day, the most effective use of your time? Whatever you choose to invest your time into each hour, will determine the quality of life that you get to live. Time is on the wing and it will just continue to fly past ... Views: 905
Why Is It Important To Keep Good Order?
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning? Coffee? Maybe yes, but also I am sure that you start to remember little by little all the things that you have to do today – child care, work, housekeeping chores, ... Views: 2314
This is not an argument against the use of time management techniques but rather a point to be made about the common misuse of otherwise sound and strategic tactics. Many interpret effective time management as a way to unknowingly introduce complacency into their scheduling habits! Whether it is ... Views: 635
Let’s face it, procrastination sucks. It’s exhausting, stressful, and it can do a number on your self-esteem.
Even though you eventually finish most of the unpleasant tasks you put off, you pay dearly for having postponed them. It takes lots of extra energy to avoid doing something you know ... Views: 1099
The best way to utilise your time effectively is to identify the goals you first need to achieve. We usually feel that we have far too many things to accomplish and need to deliver on too many promises. This makes us feel overwhelmed which leads us to give up and choose to do nothing ... Views: 734
Irrespective how clever, rich or talented you are, there is one thing we all receive exactly the same amount of each day. The way we choose to manage this scarce resource, is the single most important factor, which determines how things turn out in our lives. Choose to squander yours and you ... Views: 876
iPhone – a marvelous piece of equipment manufactured by the famous company Apple, features some of the most complex apps that you can find on a smartphone.
When you first put your hand on an iPhone, turn it on and check out what applications are available, even the default ones which the ... Views: 891
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
When you're lying on your deathbed, you're probably not going to be thinking, "I'm so glad I had that social productivity app for my professional and personal life to constantly distract me when I went on my honeymoon, played with my kids and hiked up ... Views: 512
Do you feel like you can’t escape the stress from work, or from your social obligations? Do they sneak up on you, even as you’re trying to have a few relaxing moments to yourself after a long day, or during a weekend that you’ve purposely left open for some well-deserved “me-time”? It might be ... Views: 756
Many of us suffer from a hurry up and get it done mentality. We believe that we can get more done by speeding up everything and multi-tasking on everything. While driving we’re conducting business on our phones, we eat while working on assignments, we listen to our family members while reading ... Views: 392
Have you ever felt the need to create something truly wonderful?
You get a great idea and are so excited, motivated, and can't wait to start.
And sometimes you do just that and the magic happens.
And other times you sit for a bit too long on the idea before taking action.
Your mind ... Views: 476
So many entrepreneurs start businesses with dreams of taking back control of their time, working fewer hours and enjoying work again. You know the sort of thing, it’s almost a mythology – working in your pyjamas, from the beach or for just a few hours a week. If that has worked out that way for ... Views: 403
When refining or creating your vision for next year, it is crucial that every team member participates fully, offering as much constructive input as possible. The more participative and inclusive the process of creating or refining your vision is, the easier it will be for all stakeholders to ... Views: 492
Everyone is trying to manage time. When you hear them talk, you would think it could be manipulated -- stretched or duplicated. It isn’t possible and for those who think they can, it’s more of a game than a solution.
Knowing there are but 24 hours in a day, the challenge becomes more about ... Views: 696