The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on March 2, 2015, under Time After Time.
Tips – and specifically, time and technology tips, were tops when it came to what you were reading last month on The Time Finder.
So here’s a quick walk through the tips that readers kept coming back to. It’s a far-ranging collection, reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and time challenges.
Posted on February 26, 2015, under Time and Energy.
Deep breathing is a simple and powerful skill. When you cultivate and practice it, you do yourself a huge favor.
Easy and always-accessible, deep breathing is a practice that reduces stress, improves your health in some very clear ways, and offers renewed energy and clarity whenever you implement it. Honestly, it’s THAT helpful and good for you!
Use deep breathing any time and any (more…)
Posted on February 23, 2015, under Time and Technology.
BitTorrent Sync is a file sharing tool that my VA uses and has been intrigued about for some time. I’ve heard about BitTorrent Sync – from her and from others – for years, but it always seemed very ‘techie’ to me and rather incomprehensible.
Posted on February 19, 2015, under Time and Energy.
Brainstorming is a very effective tool for loosening up your energy and thinking when you’re stuck and accessing creative, and sometimes unexpected, ideas.
Today I’m going to explore ways that brainstorming can also be a vehicle for turning negative thinking on its head. When you use brainstorming this way, you fundamentally and powerfully transform your energy and your time. (more…)
Posted on February 16, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Google started as a search engine. Remember? As its use increased, it morphed from a noun to a verb, eventually becoming a synonym for the act of searching, as in “I’ll Google that!”
Now Google is everywhere (more…)
Posted on February 12, 2015, under Time Boundaries.
Clutter is constraining, confusing and sometimes confounding.
I’m thinking about clutter as I look outside at the high snow piles that, right now, obscure the view out my office window and make it hard for people and animals to move around. Clutter comes from all kinds of places, including the sky sometimes!
But what I want to talk about today is the kind of clutter that we have a hand in – and (more…)
Posted on February 9, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Remember the 30 Second Habit?
It’s a very helpful productivity idea that we wrote about some months ago on The Time Finder.
The basic idea of the 30 Second Habit is to take 30 seconds immediately after an experience to extract and record its most important element(s).
This can be a challenging discipline to master. Timeliness and brevity are essential, and the goal is to give yourself just enough information to be able to jog your memory. (more…)
Posted on February 5, 2015, under Time and Energy.
Encouraging words. Early on, many of us learned how important they are from a little engine that could.
“I think I can. I think I can.” Remember that?
I’d actually offer a small, even more encouraging and affirmative edit to that statement: “I can and I will!” (more…)
Posted on February 2, 2015, under Time After Time.
Reflection is a practice that deepens and expands your experience of time. And reflection, at the start of a New Year, is an excellent way to pause and appreciate the year past as you transition to the coming year.
So it isn’t surprising that Time Finder readers were drawn to our post titled Reflection on the Past Enhances Your Present and Future as (more…)
New habits. Ask anyone about them, this time of year, and you’re likely to get a blank stare, a hapless shrug, or maybe a defensive response.
That’s because when it comes to developing new habits we tend to relate in a black-and-white way.
We’re either doing it or we aren’t, and there’s no process involved. (more…)
Posted on January 26, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Fitness is a worthy goal, and one that is on many people’s minds at this time of year.
New Year’s Resolutions having been made, we brave roadways and gyms with our Fitbits, GPS Devices, Smartwatches, and other wearable technology.
We feel energized and excited – it’s fun and we’re excited about the progress we’re making!
So where do you stand now with your (more…)
Productivity is something that we’re all looking to amp up these days. When our tasks outstrip the hours we have available, we often feel that if only we could be more efficient we’d be fine!
So, if we pack as much as we can into each moment will we actually be more productive?
Is productivity mainly a matter of time management?
No, actually. Your productivity is much (more…)
Posted on January 19, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Getting a good screenshot can sometimes be a bit more time-consuming than you’d like.
There’s always the old ‘Print Screen’ command – but the screenshot you get is usually going to need some cropping and other editing tweaks.
Posted on January 15, 2015, under Time Management Skills.
Procrastination is a huge time, energy and confidence thief.
The habit of putting things off creates a vicious cycle that feeds on itself and fosters a spiral of negativity and discouragement.
It can be difficult to do things we don’t want to do. But procrastination doesn’t solve that problem – it just puts it off. The task always waits for you. (more…)
Posted on January 14, 2015, under Time Choices.
How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?
Or maybe I should back up a step: Did you make resolutions this New Year? Is it a process that you find useful? Fun? Discouraging?
One thing we can probably all agree on is that New Year’s Resolutions are a mixed bag. They offer an opportunity to reflect and set goals. But more often than not, right around this time of year, (more…)