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Insanity Days 3 and 4

01/16/2014 Leave a comment

Shaun T. apparently has a softer side and I trust the man.   Read more…

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Make More Time!

07/26/2013 Leave a comment

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This is the famous flower clock in Geneva, Switzerland.

Nobody has enough time. Yadda Yadda Yadda.

Enough time, nobody has. Yoda Yoda Yoda.

Unfortunately, important things are falling by the wayside even as we promote ourselves towards success–especially our children, when they need it most.  Children, neighbors, friends, and family are getting the condensed version of everything these days. With so many 200 character quips flying in and over their heads, it’s no wonder the people you love struggle.  They need you to be more present, more thorough, more significant.

Here’s how to make up a batch of time:

1) Use a smaller scale and revel in those modest choices.  Do you really need to spend an entire day at CostCo loading up? Do you really need that birthday party invite list to be so long it includes your neighbor’s mother’s dog?  When you decide you want something, ask yourself if there are ways to simplify those desires and plans.  Start scaling back and appreciating smaller things by being more intimate with them.

2) Have less stuff.  Do you really need a cabinet full of figurines? Do you really need that many rooms in your house? Do you really need to keep stuff you don’t use?  If you have less clothes, less furniture, less decor, etc, you’ll have less stuff to clean and less stuff that requires maintenance.

3) Commit small chunks with no interruption.  You can get more done in half an hour of complete focus than you would believe.  You can get more done in half an hour of complete focus than you can get done in an hour with only a few interruptions.  Committing to small chunks decreases the chance for interruption, but it also is an extremely effective filter.  If you limit yourself to small chunks, you take care of the critical stuff, rather than generously misappropriating time to extraneous stuff.

Remember, a little bit at a time consistently, will do more for you than spurting and backtracking, spurting and backtracking. And perhaps, in the long run, your relationships will be deeper and your impact on the people you care about most will be more significant because there is no gift better than time itself, except YOUR time.

Change for a Five

08/14/2012 Leave a comment

UGH! 26 days later and it is still no easier than when I started this exercise!  I am here anyway, though.  I do not have a blog in me today, but I am giving it a go.  BOOYA challenge; I got this. Here are five things that have changed from the five changes I’ve made in the last five weeks. Read more…

Why I’m Not on Facebook and Why You Should Consider It, Too

07/30/2012 1 comment

I’m not saying I’ll never take another sip of the Zuckerberg 90 proof.  No addict can guarantee they’ll never go back.   Read more…

Day 3 – Discipline Takes Balance Out for Cocktails

07/23/2012 Leave a comment

Day 3 of the Discipline Experiment is happening–I am writing! and I am balancing out yesterday’s post, but then moving right along with my day.  After a brief introduction of balance (see previous post Day 2 – A Speed Date: Discipline Meets Balance), I have a reflection cocktail to sip on.  It’s called the Alone Time Ratio and it is my first taste of personal balance. Read more…