Sponge Activities: Use Them to Optimize Your Time!

Posted on April 24, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Sponge ActivitiesSponge activities are probably very familiar to the teachers (or former teachers) among us.

Typically used in the classroom, I think that we can all use sponge activities to make the most of our time! But before I share my ideas, here’s a description of sponge activities and how they are used  (more…)

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Gmail Tips and Time-Savers

Posted on April 21, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Gmail TricksGmail, for all its foibles, is an e-mail client that offers quite a bit of flexibility and can save you time and effort if you are willing to explore a bit.

Indeed, as with so much of the software we use, the capabilities far outdistance what we know about and use.  The point is, not to overwhelm yourself  (more…)


Remembering What Matters in Just 30 Seconds of Your Time

Posted on April 17, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

RememberingRemembering what matters is a time and productivity challenge that has many people stymied.

In today’s culture, information is flying at us from all angles – and what we find ourselves remembering is too often rather random, if we remember at all! (more…)


Priorities – Using Life Experiences to Enrich and Deepen Them Over Time

Posted on April 15, 2014, under Time as We Age, Time Priorities.

Priorities and AgingPriorities can be difficult to sort out sometimes – especially in all the clamor of everyday life.

Have you noticed that?

And sometimes it feels like that is compounded by aging. (more…)


Heartbleed, Sudden Change, and Managing Your Time

Posted on April 14, 2014, under Time and Technology, Time Management Skills.

HeartbleedThe Heartbleed Bug has had a significant impact on internet traffic, and on TIME in recent days.

If you haven’t heard about Heartbleed, it’s important that you learn about it!   (more…)


Perfectionism – How It Poisons Your Time

Posted on April 10, 2014, under Finding Time E-zine Articles, Time and Energy.

PerfectionismPerfectionism is a major challenge for many smart, high-achieving people – and perhaps most especially for successful women.

Are you one of them?  Does perfectionism slow you down, skew your  (more…)


Reflection Time: Regroup, Rejuvenate and Welcome Spring!

Posted on April 8, 2014, under Time and Values, Time Priorities.

ReflectionReflection time is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself.

But it can be a challenge for busy people to find time for reflection.  That’s because, on the face of it, this doesn’t feel or look like productive time.   (more…)


Focus with Fokus or Evernote Clearly and Find Time!

Posted on April 7, 2014, under Time and Technology, Time Boundaries.

Focus is KeyFocus is a key element in your productivity, and it can be a challenge when working on-line.

How many times have you been working on a task on your computer, only to have your focus waver as your eye catches an interesting headline? Your curiosity piqued, you click the link, opening a new tab, (more…)


Find Time for Success: A Guest Post by Sandra Martini

Posted on April 3, 2014, under Time After Time.

Sandra MartiniSuccess – is it eluding you no matter how hard you work?  Are you frustrated and discouraged about it all?

Well, you aren’t alone … and I am so pleased to share a very timely and relevant guest post today from Sandra Martini of TheMartiniWay.com  My (more…)


Finding Time with Balance, Breathing, Planning and Other Top Posts from The Time Finder!

Posted on April 1, 2014, under Time After Time.

Finding Time FavoritesFinding time is always a challenge – and The Time Finder is all about helping you with that!

And one of my favorite monthly rituals is finding time to go back and review what readers were most drawn to in the previous month on The Time Finder.  You’ll notice that in some cases, they are posts  (more…)


Cyber Monday Snippet from The Time Finder!

Posted on March 31, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Cyber Monday Black_MenuCyber Monday isn’t about shopping here at The Time Finder.

No, Cyber Monday is the day, each and every week, that we highlight time-saving tech tools and tips.  It’s all about how you can be more efficient and effective in your on-line activities, whether you’re  (more…)


Transitions and Your Time-Choosing to Thrive Through Change

Posted on March 27, 2014, under Transitions and Time.

TransitionsTransitions are taking place in our lives all the time.

Maybe you hardly notice the small transitions … but the large ones can create upheaval and stress.

The more you bring mindful attention to your transitions, looking at the ways you (more…)