Time Management

How You Slice It

How You Slice It

What are your priorities? Are you living them? There's a group called NotMyPriorities.org that hands out postcards depicting a pie chart of the United States' budget. The Pentagon's slice is well over half the pie, with each of the other categories (education, health,...

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Find Abundance Through Sharing

Find Abundance Through Sharing

These days, scarcity is everywhere. As the media tell us daily, jobs are scarce, money is tight, credit is hard to get, and hope for speedy recovery is in short supply. On top of the financial pinch, many of us feel caught in a perpetual time crunch -- there never...

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The Four Bs of Balance

The Four Bs of Balance

When my pals and I were in our twenties, I don't remember worrying much about finding balance in our lives. We worked hard, played hard, stayed up late and damn the consequences. But now as a mid-career professionals, many of us with children, I find we are all...

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Bedtime Chicken

Bedtime Chicken

Lately, my husband and I have been playing a game of chicken. It goes like this: Both of us say that we want to go to bed earlier, but then as evening progresses, we each keep on working and wait for the other to blink first. Finally when it is well past our target...

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Take a Day Off From Tech

Take a Day Off From Tech

I hereby declare my first No-Tech Sunday a success! After hemming and hawing, resisting and justifying … I did it. Saturday night I sent my last email and made a Facebook post (about going offline, of course!), and turned off the laptop. So that I wouldn't forget, I...

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Special Time on Your Own Doorstep

Special Time on Your Own Doorstep

  What makes an occasion special is not so much about what you do or where you go (or how much you spend) but instead about the quality of attention you bring. I already knew this truth, but I was reminded of it this weekend. After our second or third goodnight...

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Jack Welch is Right

Jack Welch is Right

  “There's no such thing as work-life balance,” says former GE CEO Jack Welch, throwing cold water on what so many American professionals aspire to – having it all. “There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”...

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Time Management Habits #4

Time Management Habits #4

  We've come to my final installment on habits to create time and spaciousness in your day. Here's one you may resist, but you probably know you need to do it: reduce your email, on-line, and television time. Many people tell me that after a long day they just...

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Time Management Habits #3

Time Management Habits #3

  When someone asks how you are, don't answer “Busy,” it just reinforces your feeling of being squeezed and often turns into a busier-than-thou competition – ugh! You list all the things you have been doing, your friend then feels compelled to chime in with...

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Time Management Habits #2 — Make a Daily Schedule

Time Management Habits #2 — Make a Daily Schedule

  Don't allow yourself to come to the end of the day wondering what you did all day with no sense of accomplishment. Take charge of your time. Here's one way: either the night before or soon after getting up, review what you need and want to get done. What is...

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Time Management Habits # 1

Time Management Habits # 1

  So how do you create more time in your day? First, you have to stop the false efficiency of always trying to squeeze in one more thing before you leave home or before you leave the office. You do this in the name of efficiency – it seems like a waste of time to...

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Plenty of Time

Plenty of Time

  If you are like many people I know, your time management habits … well, let's just say they could use some work. Even if you accept the premise of my last blog that life is long and you have plenty of time, your daily habits probably still reinforce the panicky...

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You Have Plenty of Time — Part I

You Have Plenty of Time — Part I

  Plenty of time? Unless you have done some time in a Zen monastery, you probably have a hard time believing that. Our culture is steeped in the belief that time is scarce. We race around from thing to thing to thing, barely catching our breath, constantly...

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