Our Schedules, Ourselves-How Busy People Find Time

Posted on September 29, 2014, under Time Choices, Time Priorities.

Our Schedules Ourselves

Our Schedules, Ourselves

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…)

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Your Time-Using It Well, Even When a Meeting Is Wasting It!

Posted on September 25, 2014, under Time Choices.

Your Time - Meetings

Your time is yours – no matter what!

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…)

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Proactive Time Choices Power Up Your Energy and Your Time

Posted on September 22, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Choices.

Proactive Time Choices

Proactive Time Choices

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…)

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Procrastination Frustration? Solve it with 3 Timely Questions!

Posted on September 18, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Procrastination Steals Time

Procrastination Steals Your Time and Energy

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…)

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Cloud Cleverness-Another App to Streamline Storage and Time

Posted on September 15, 2014, under Time and Technology.

MultCloud

MultCloud-Cloud storage cleverness!

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…)

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Slow Down to Catch Up-September’s Time Wisdom

Posted on September 11, 2014, under Time and Energy.

Slow Down to Catch Up

Slow Down to Catch Up

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…)

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Work Smarter with Notable PDF and Find Time

Posted on September 8, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Notable PDFNotable PDF

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.

It’s called Notable PDF, and if you’ve ever worked collaboratively on an e-book or a special report, you’ll easily see the usefulness of this extension.  (more…)

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Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Finding Time

Posted on September 4, 2014, under Time Choices.

Chip Kelly on Finding Time

Chip Kelly on Finding Time

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…)

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Time Tools and Tips for Your Transition into September!

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

Time Tools and Tips

Time Tools and Tips

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…)

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Fitbit Zombies? Your Time – Your Choice

Posted on August 28, 2014, under Self-Care Time, Time Choices.

Fitbit and Self-Care

Self-care and your Fitbit – a great team!

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…)

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A Wiki Just for You – Check Out Scribbleton on Cyber Monday

Posted on August 25, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Your Wiki-Scribbleton

A wiki for your thoughts!

You know what a wiki is, right?

My guess is that you’ve used Wikipedia a time or two, but the word wiki itself may not be something you’re too familiar with.  So here’s a snippet of what Wikipedia says about a wiki:

wiki (Listeni/?w?ki/ wik-ee) is a web application which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in collaboration with  (more…)

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Slow Down, Savor, and Deepen Your Life in Time

Posted on August 21, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Slow Down and Savor

Slow Down and Savor Your Time

“Slow down, you move too fast; you’ve got to make the morning last …” Remember that song from the ’60’s?

Finding time to slow down – or to “stop and smell the roses”  – might be advice that feels so familiar that it seems like a cliché.  But there’s a great deal of wisdom there.

It can be a challenge, finding time to be  (more…)

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Growing Older-You, Your Feelings, and Your Time

Posted on August 18, 2014, under Finding Time E-zine Articles.

Growing Older

Growing Older-How does it feel to you?

Growing older is a process that we all experience … if we are lucky.  And as the years accumulate, our feelings about this process shift and evolve.

I recently celebrated a birthday, and wrote briefly about it in the soon-to-be published Finding Time E-zine.  (If you’d like to receive a copy, just sign up here before 6 AM ET Thursday morning and we’ll send it to you as soon as it goes live!) (more…)

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Productivity-Is It ALWAYS the Best Use of Your Time?

Posted on August 14, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Productivity and Presence

Productivity – Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

Productivity is something we all strive for – but is it always all that it’s cracked up to be?

What does your wise mind tell you?

We hear it trumpeted all the time – how increasing your efficiency and effectiveness with time management tools, tips and tricks will exponentially increase your productivity and ultimately lead to wild success in whatever enterprise you pursue! Right? (more…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Putting Them into Practice

Posted on August 11, 2014, under Time Boundaries.

Boundaries

Boundaries for Finding Time

Boundaries help you use your time more effectively.  They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!

In our previous post we examined some of the advantages of setting strong boundaries between work and home.  Today I want to explore the flip side of the coin. (more…)

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