When the Magnolia tree blossoms outside my window, I’m so glad to see those buds opening.

Springtime is a metaphor for renewal to me.

While some of us make time to clean out closets and update files, we can also use this time to reflect and take an assessment of ourselves.

To me, springtime is a reminder to tend to the garden of our soul.

Are we caring for the roots?   What’s at our core that needs replenishing? What’s our priority?

Instead of doing – doing – doing, let’s take a deep breath together….
Again… and once more.

Do you feel yourself relaxing?  I hope so. As we approach our work, let’s do our best to work smart, not hard.

Facing an upcoming back surgery in two weeks, and knowing I have limited time to get as much done as possible, I’ve become more conscious of time.

Here are my favorite 7 tips on time management:

  1. Set goals that are achievable and measurable.
  2. Prioritize wisely, based on importance.
  3. Set a time limit to complete a task.  (You can use a timer in your computer or phone)
  4. Take a break between tasks.
  5. Remove non-essential tasks/activities.
  6. Plan ahead
  7. Learn to say no.

Wherever we go, let’s make time to be kind to ourselves and one another. Our world needs it more than ever.

If you want to fine-tune your own storytelling skills to build your impact, contact me to qualify for a 30-minute “spring tune-up.”

Here’s to your success,
Lynn P.S.  Can you help support youth across the world whose good deeds are making a difference?
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Lynn Sanders