The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
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…)
Posted on August 25, 2014, under Time and Technology.
You know what a wiki is, right?
“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…)
Posted on August 18, 2014, under Finding Time E-zine Articles.
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…)
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…)
Posted on August 11, 2014, under Time Boundaries.
Boundaries help you use your time more effectively. They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!
Posted on August 7, 2014, under Time Boundaries.
Boundaries are key to finding time for what matters most to you. However, many people struggle with this skill.
In this series of posts I’m going to help you learn how to establish boundaries that work for you by exploring the advantages and the challenges in implementing this time tool. (more…)
Posted on August 4, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Streamlining, no matter what area of your life you’re looking at, will increase your efficiency and effectiveness. And that can be particularly true when you’re talking about your on-line work.
Posted on July 31, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
Finding focus and maintaining it is a skill that increases your presence and your productivity.
Your moments are enhanced when you bring focus to them; and yet this is a quality that is often especially hard to come by in our culture.
We are bombarded from every angle with information, news, ideas – all clamoring (more…)
Posted on July 28, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Gmail is full of add-ons, tricks and tweaks to help you get and stay organized … and find more time.
From Labels to Labs to Filters, Gmail offers all sorts of ways to customize your e-mail experience so that you see what’s most important to you and/or what you most need to see. It’s all in how you set it up.
We’ve shared a lot about Gmail here on The Time Finder through the years; and we thought we had the ground pretty well-covered. (more…)
Posted on July 24, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
Filing is an activity that often falls to the bottom of our priority list – especially when time is short. Do you agree?
You know it’s important, but it’s seldom something that you actually get to. (And then by the time you do get to it, the papers have piled so high that the task is daunting – perhaps daunting enough to discourage you from starting at all!) (more…)
Posted on July 21, 2014, under Time and Energy.
Success. How do you define it, and how do you attain it? And how does your perspective on success affect your feelings about your time?
These are things we’ve been pondering at The Time Finder lately. Success will be the focus of our upcoming series of Finding Time E-zines (starting on July 31), and I’ll be posting about it here, too.
Summer provides an opportunity to step back and reflect – a small, natural interlude in the work year. So for all of us, and maybe especially for entrepreneurs and (more…)
Posted on July 17, 2014, under Transitions and Time.
Transitions are challenging; however, the mindful navigation of transitions spins those challenges into profound gifts.
That’s why it’s so important to be mindful of your feelings and your needs as you move through life transitions. And I don’t mean just the (more…)
Posted on July 14, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Password changes are becoming a regular part of our on-line lives. They are a necessary and increasingly complicated inconvenience as we all work to stay one step ahead of hackers looking for our credit card numbers and other personal information.
Many websites and applications require (more…)
Posted on July 10, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
Distraction is, if not the biggest time challenge for most of us in 2014, certainly one of the top 5 or 10.
Between the information streaming at us via the internet (and the multiple devices we possess for delivering it) and the expectations of quick responses and almost 24-7 productivity, it’s no wonder that we often feel besieged, inundated, and pulled in multiple divergent directions all at once. (more…)