to-do list


get control of your time
I decided to re-read my yellowed copy of Alan Lakein’s How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life after having read several newer but disappointing time-management books. While published in 1973, its advice is not only succinct and helpful, but still relevant today. Consider these statements: “I feel like I waste so much…

Stacy’s Book Note: How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life


time management mistake 2
There’s a time management mistake that many people make. It’s a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed—the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do—and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with life. The mistake: believing that the aim of time management…

A Crucial Time Management Mistake You May Not Know You’re Making


analog time management system
Everyone can benefit from taking a peek into Dawn’s system of time management for mompreneurs! After being disappointed with toy options for her own two daughters, Dawn successfully launched the first line of female action figures as a Co-Founder of IAmElemental (voted one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014 by TIME magazine). Here is how she…

Chalkboard and Bullets: Dawn’s Time Management for Mompreneurs



time management plan for chaos
Coming up with a solid time management plan for chaos abatement has long been Carson’s priority. Like most caring and capable women, Carson is asked to do a lot. Plus, as a lover of life, she has a variety of interests. Currently, she is a non-profit builder, blogger, and mom of three. Like another busy mom featured in this…

Carson’s Time Management Plan for Chaos Abatement


paper-based time management
When I first caught a glimpse of Robin’s fabulous paper-based time management system, I couldn’t help but ask her about how she used it. The conversation that ensued was the catalyst for this series on how real women manage their time and energy. As we compared our calendars and to-do lists, we marveled at how intricate…

Robin’s Paper-Based Time Management System


Time management for work and family
I asked several women I admire to open up and show me their calendars and to-do lists. To be fair, I’m sharing my complicated system of time management for work and family. It works for me but probably no one else! (To check out others in this series, click here.) Briefly describe your current time management system:…

Stacy’s Time Management for Work and Family




[A version of this article was posted on HuffingtonPost.com.] Last week, my children and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip. Wanting to get some work done while away, I took my laptop and four work-related books (this, this, this, and this) I’ve been meaning to finish or start. I ended up not touching any of these.…

What Will You Leave Out?


forget what's ideal
I was recently interviewed by a Prevention magazine writer Marygrace Taylor who asked what advice I would give her readers who want to have a perfect day at work. I told her somewhat apologetically that her premise didn’t quite work. The reason: the first step would be not to aim for a “perfect” day. I…

Forget what’s “ideal”