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Turning to do’s into Habits             Are there things you need to do every week or every month that seem to sneak up on you?  Turning those to do’s into habits will make it easier to remember what you need to do and get things done on time.             To begin, make a list of all the things you have to do on a regular basis.  My list includes writing and posting...

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Brain Clutter

Brain Clutter

Brain Clutter A worthy goal for 2016 is to spend a few minutes planning your day and writing things down. You are probably already planning your day without realizing you are doing it. What are you thinking about in the shower? It’s probably what you have to do today. If you jot the information down as soon as you can you won’t spend the day unconsciously trying to remember everything...

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Holiday Time & Money Savers

Holiday Time & Money Savers

Holiday Time & Money Savers Save time, money and your sanity over the holidays, tips to make your holidays full of love and joy. Make a budget and stick to it. Don’t forget to include any charitable gifts you will make at year end. Keep a copy for next year, so you have a starting place. Schedule shopping days during the less busy times so you won’t wait in line. With only four weeks...

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Are You an Awfulizer?

Are You an Awfulizer?

Is your habit of “awfulizing” keeping you from moving forward in your life? Psychologist Albert Ellis coined the term awfulizing. It describes overly negative thinking that sees a small problem as a complete catastrophe. When you awfulize, you always expect that the outcome of anything you try will be terrible. You imagine that with every action you take, the result will be the very worst...

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Perfectionism is a Time Waster

Perfectionism is a Time Waster

Perfectionism is a Time Waster   It would seem that perfectionists would not waste time, that they would want everything to be done on time. The reality is that perfectionism can be a big time waster. Many people put things off because they feel they don’t have enough time to do them perfectly. If a task is postponed, it will have to be done in a rush to meet a deadline. This gives the...

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Always Late?

Always Late?

Are you always running late? Have your friends and family started telling you things start a half hour before they do just so you will be there on time? Why are you always late? Many people live in a world with “magical time.” In magical time: a 20 minute drive to an appointment only takes 10 minutes, a project that usually takes 2 hours can be done in 30 minutes, and you can wake up at 7:30,...

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