Are You Cheating Yourself Out Of Your Weekends?

The weekend is here! Hooray!! Finally, some relax time is on the horizon. Time away from the hustle and bustle of every day work life. Time to unwind … laze around … hang loose … put your feet up. You know … take a break – a real break – from work. But wait. What […]

Time Management Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day!

When it comes to time, most of us are guilty of telling ourselves little white lies. Sometimes, we tell whoppers like … I don’t have enough time … I’ll do it later … I can multi-task … They seem harmless, but these little deceptions can have a negative impact on our overall lives. When you’re […]

The Truth About Sleep & Productivity!

If you think you have to stay awake longer to get more things done, think again. Sleep is one of the first behaviours many of us are willing to sacrifice, on the mistaken assumption that doing so will allow us to be more productive. But studies have proven that with a good night of sleep […]

Just One Minute!

Sometimes when we’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with too much. … … stuff … disorder … email … things to do, it’s easy to forget that spending just a minute cleaning something up can make us feel a little more in control. Getting organized doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Really. It’s […]

It’s A Good Time To Slow Down!

“There’s just not enough time in the day!” “I have too much to do, I’ll never get caught up!” Do these statements feel familiar to you? I hear them often, and I’ve even said them myself a time or two … or more. And because there’s just never quite enough time, you probably feel the pressure […]

Go Home Earlier!

Do you tend to stay late at the office to ‘catch up’ on stuff that didn’t get done in the normal working hours of your day? You know, the REAL work that you just couldn’t get to because of the interruptions/meetings/fires, etc. that you dealt with all day long. You probably tell yourself that if […]

A Time Management Lesson From A Fruit Smoothie

True story … One morning I was observing the process my hubby uses to build his breakfast smoothie. Most days he struggles with getting all the yummy ingredients into the small container we use. Consistently, he saves the big chunks of fruit for last and then it’s battle-royal getting it all to fit into the […]

Are You Feeling Insane?

Does the thought of coming into your office make you crazy? I once met a woman who told me she felt like gathering up all her papers, piles & files, books, even the computer … throwing it all out the window into one big pile … then pouring gasoline over it … (imagine this description […]

Take An Email Break On Your Vacation!

Vacation season is here and I know you’re itching to get away from the office and get some well-deserved down time. But how about leaving your virtual office behind too? If you’re concerned about the plethora of email you’ll need to deal with if you don’t stay on top it while lolling around on a […]

Productivity Myth #1: I Can Do It All!

Like it or not, you cannot do everything you want to do, need to do, would like to do, should do and have to do. Not only do you have to contend with your ever-expanding task list, there’s the endless connections, interruptions, distractions and time demands that are coming at you at an alarming rate […]