Helping you make good decisions about where to spend your time.
I've always loved the fall. I love the way it smells, I love the way it feels and I especially love that shift of energy after Labor Day. As we are restructuring our dynamic lives, any tool that helps us organize our thoughts, choices and time is invaluable. That is the thinking behind the design of the Balanced Life Planner. Based on my 20+ years of time management coaching expertise, I designed this planner to help us all avoid the distractions and create meaningful days. Here's how ...
Finding you work/life balance isnít always easy. You may need to get creative, like Jane did. But what if you, like Jane, work in an environment where face time is very important? Perhaps your co-workers and your boss keep different hours than you: they could begin their day at 11 a.m. while you start yours at eight. If this is the case and you are determined to keep those unusual hours, like Jane, than here are a few tips to help you succeed.
When People struggle to manage their time, they very often jump to the conclusion that they are internally flawed somehow, that they are born incompetent in this area of life. Or they throw their hands up in resignation, convinced that ďout of controlĒ is just how life is supposed to be in the modern world. Both of these perceptions are totally inaccurate and self-defeating. Often itís a combination of forces that create time-management problems. Consider the top 10 time management mistakes and how to avoid them.
The phrase, Work-Life Balance tends put many people
off.Impossible!A pipe dream!A dated concept!But I donít
think so.... the issue isnít the termóitís our definition of the phrase and
what it implies that needs to evolve.
Iíd like to propose a different definition.Work-Life Balance is not about the amount of time you spend working vs.
not-working.Itís more about how you spend your time working and
relaxingÖ.recognizing that what....
sleep and poor nutrition can be compensated for with caffeine, sugar, power
bars, or the pure will to concentrate, but nothing substitutes for genuine
physical health. Sleep, exercise, a proper diet, and regular checkups maintain
your physical body. This is a basic, essential priority, which provides the
well of energy from which you draw the strength to accomplish everything else
you need to do. Some people neglect their own physically health for so long
that they forget what it feels like to be healthy and rested. Making the
commitment to your physical health will have an immediately....
years ago Life Magazine conducted the Great American Weekend Study, and
discovered that 47% people wait until Thursday night or later to plan their
weekends. I donít even need to tell you what happens when we wait too
long to plan---the weekend slips through our fingers and before we know itís
Sunday night, and we didnít do anything fun or refreshing.
During stressful times, itís more essential than ever to stay in balanceóto mindfully
fill your downtime off with activities that really recharge you. If you
spend your time on the right things-you gain renewed perspective, optimism....
Many people suffer from a tendency to overload their
schedules, because itís so darn hard to say no. And, once youíve said yes, itís
even harder to back out of things because you donít want to disappoint others.
If youíre feeling overextended and out of balance, you may gain inspiration on
what to do about it by reading Georgeís story.
schedule was so overloaded that he didnít have time to concentrate or really
connect to any one thing he was doing. He staggered from one task to the next,
never taking any time to reflect, and spent his nights worrying about what he
wasnít doing or couldnít get to. He asked me to ďhelp him become more
efficientĒ so that he could keep doing it all, but with less stress.
trapped in an old-school belief that value and validation come from being able
to do for....
Once the world gets quiet, does your mind wake up? Do you start ticking through your to-do list the minute your head hits the pillow? A churning mind canít sleep; and a mind without sleep doesnít function.Sleep deprivation is miserable--it steals energy and productivity from the next day ó so you donít enjoy your waking hours either, and the cycle starts all over again.
So, how can you reclaim the pleasure of a good night's sleep? First, I want to ask you a question: Do you think of sleep as the endof one day or the beginningof the next? I find that......
More and more people are working from home these daysóas freelancers, budding entrepreneurs, or even as virtual employees of a larger company.Working from home often brings with it a lot of freedom Ė the freedom to make decisions, to set hours, and to determine your own workplace culture. Yet the home-based office has its share of challenges. Space is limited. Itís hard to be productive with unstructured days. You do not have the same support that comes with working at a big company, and the lines often blur between home and work.
With just a little organization, you can be productive, efficient, and enjoy all of the advantages of working from home. Here are a few of the core strategies I give my clients to ensure they get things done and feel effective.........
We live in a fast-paced world filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities. Like
kids in a candy shop, we can easily feel overwhelmed choices on where we spend our time. Whatís most important? How do we find time to get things done? How much can we handle? It is tempting to shove more in our day than is humanly possible, and discouraged at the end of the day when we barely got past the second item on our to-do list.In an overstuffed schedule, we feel out of balanceówhere one area of our lives monopolizes our time at the expense of other more important things.
Throughout my 20 years as a time management coach , Iíve found that there are certain key skills that make the difference between a day that feels in balance vs. out of balance....
Several years ago Life Magazine conducted the Great American Weekend Study, and discovered that 47% of the people surveyed wait until Thursday night or later to plan their weekends.I donít even need to tell you what happens when we wait too long to plan---the weekend slips through our fingers and before we know itís Sunday night, and we didnít do anything fun or refreshing....