The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on October 16, 2014, under Time Choices.
When you’re stuck, scared or just plain stymied, the temptation is to turn (or run) away from whatever you perceive as the problem. It’s instinctual – a knee jerk reaction that may have saved us back when dinosaurs wandered the earth.
But it often doesn’t serve us now. In fact, in many cases it’s about the worst thing you can do if you’re stuck or scared. Turning away doesn’t make the (more…)
Posted on October 13, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Cyber Monday on The Time Finder is all about tech tools that help you find more time.
So on this Cyber Monday we’re picking up on a post we noticed on lifehacker titled “What’s the One Obscure App You Can’t Live Without?”
Stress is a fact of life. There’s no getting around it; BUT you can develop skills for managing it.
Managing your stress well contributes a LOT to your success – and even more importantly, to the quality of your relationships, your moments … and your life!
When it comes to stress management, (more…)
Calming self-talk not only reduces stress, it actually helps you find more time.
And you can give yourself this calming gift whenever you want to – it’s up to you. Many of us don’t tap into that power – but how about starting today?
How often do you wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Sometimes do you feel (more…)
Posted on October 2, 2014, under Time After Time.
A review of the past always deepens the present and informs the future.
And when it comes to time management, finding time for this sort of review takes a moment now, but greatly enhances your efficiency and effectiveness as the hours and days unfold.
Here at The Time Finder, we always look back and review what readers found most helpful in the previous month. You vote with your clicks (more…)
Our schedules are, all too often, our masters rather than our servants. And when that’s the case, our schedules aren’t truly ours.
What that means in practice is that they aren’t going to work very well for us. Okay, so, what does work well, then?
When it comes to our schedules, the emphasis needs to be on self-reference. That’s true for lots (more…)
Posted on September 25, 2014, under Time Choices.
Your time is yours, and the way you spend it defines your life, moment by precious moment.
The more aware you are of your time, the more irksome it is when it feels like someone else is taking it from you! So, the first thing I’d remind you of is this: Your time is always your time; no matter what the situation, you have choices! Click to Tweet (more…)
Proactive Time Choices offer a clear answer to lots of difficult time challenges and nagging time questions. They are also a surefire path to empowerment and enhanced energy. But it can be very easy to fall into reactivity when it comes to time.
How about you?
Do you feel like you spend most of your (more…)
Posted on September 18, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
Procrastination steals your time and energy. It eats away at your confidence and self trust. It adds to your stress. It’s nothing but frustrating and discouraging!
And it’s something that we all do from time to time – often unconsciously.
So, the first step in dealing with procrastination is to make it visible to yourself. You may need to overcome some resistance at first – none (more…)
Posted on September 15, 2014, under Time and Technology.
The cloud is becoming more and more a part of everyone’s workflow – and many different cloud storage venues are available for you to use.
Most of them offer free storage up to a certain point, and then have paid options available. If you’re interested in saving money and exploring the possibilities that the cloud offers, you can use multiple cloud services, making sure to (more…)
Posted on September 11, 2014, under Time and Energy.
Slow down! How many time have you heard that advice … from your grandparents, long ago … from your doctor, perhaps … from spiritual advisers ,,, even from a small, wise voice inside.
Well, now your time management expert is telling you that, too. It’s the single best way to re-group, re-focus, and re-energize yourself. It costs nothing, and all it takes is a leap of faith and (more…)
Posted on September 8, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Everyone wants to work smarter and find more time! And today I am happy to share a chrome extension that helps you do just that, when you’re working with PDF documents.
Posted on September 4, 2014, under Time Choices.
Chip Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles are probably not words you’d ever have expected to see at the start of a post on The Time Finder. But bear with me – he’s got some interesting things to say about time!
I’ve been learning about Chip Kelly from my VA, who is a serious fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the things I’ve learned is that they are a professional football team. (Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I certainly had (more…)
Posted on September 1, 2014, under Time After Time.
Time tools are always useful when your aim is to find time for what matters most!
And now that September has arrived, we let go of summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) and our thoughts turn toward school, work, and the transition into fall.
So, as we move ahead into a new month, (more…)
My Fitbit has been a very helpful addition to my exercise regimen and self-care efforts. Do you have one? (And do you use it?)
I appreciate its goal-setting flexibility and the way that it tracks my steps without my knowing. (I used a pedometer for many years, but found it distracting and cumbersome. The Fitbit, on the other hand, works away in the background as I go about my day, syncing with my computer when I’m (more…)