Time Management

To Do or Not to do a List?

To Do or Not to do a List?

I love to make lists. Having a list helps me to:  Not forget tasks. A list eliminates what I call “brain static.” The “I know I have to do something, but I can’t remember what it is” feeling. Dumping everything onto a list allows my brain to calm down and focus.  Prioritize. When what I need, and want, to accomplish is written down, I can decide what is most important. This...

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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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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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Coping in a Crises – What’s Really Important?

Coping in a Crises – What’s Really Important?

How can you cope with a crises that literally takes all your time? I have been dealing with a crises situation with a client. It developed because of a car accident which has resulted in what, he hopes, is a short term disability. He is hoping to be able to walk well enough to go back to work in a few months. The injury necessitated a very quick search for a ground floor apartment, packing,...

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