To finish your week well, start with clear intentions. 

Have you ever had a day or a week go by, and at the end you wonder where the time went?  Time has passed and your to-do list just keeps getting longer?  So often I hear clients say that they don’t have time to do the things they want to do, but often it is simply a matter of not setting aside the appropriate amount of time combined with getting bogged down by items actually lower down their list of priorities.

How to avoid this time trap and feel that each day was spent fruitfully?  In one word:  Mindfulness.

Begin by asking yourself exactly what you want to get done in a given time space (a day, a week, an hour, even).  Then be clear as other things come up about where they rank in the priorities for the day, and WHY they rank that way.  Don’t be tempted to sneak in other things that will “only take a minute”.  Be mindful about how each task is contributing to achieving what you want–or dragging you away from it.  If it is not contributing, ask yourself (honestly) if it can be put off, be delegated, or if it truly needs to be attended to at all.

So, What, exactly, do you want to do this week?