The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on November 20, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
Emergencies are, by definition, unpredictable. The lake-effect snowstorms that have battered Buffalo and surrounding areas are a very good example.
Coming so early in the season, the unprecedented blizzard conditions created millions of emergencies, large and small, in millions of lives. And unfortunately, from what I’m hearing, lots and lots of people were unprepared for the (more…)
Posted on November 17, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Photos and images are so important when it comes to engagement, visibility, and just plain eye-catching content on the web (or anywhere, for that matter).
But good photos are hard to come by, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
Posted on November 13, 2014, under Time Choices.
Procrastination is a big problem for many, many people. And finding time is a lifesaver when you’re running out of it – quickly!
You know all-too-well about procrastination when you have, say, a project that you found out about two weeks ago but haven’t worked on yet. (It’s the one you kept saying that you would get to tomorrow.) Suddenly that deadline (more…)
Posted on November 10, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Google Drive offers a useful environment for storing and working with documents that you either want to share with team members or want to have accessible to you no matter where you are.
The way most people work in today’s on-line world, it’s quite possible that you might be on your tablet while you have your first cup of coffee at home, on your laptop before you head to your office, and then on your PC until you leave at the end of the (more…)
Posted on November 6, 2014, under Time Management Skills.
There are predictable time changes that confront most of us twice a year. Depending on where you live, the dates that they occur may vary, but in most countries these changes are now a staple.
And for many or most of us, these time changes are a mixed bag. Maybe you look forward to the longer days that Daylight Saving Time brings, but springing forward also means darker mornings.
Likewise, in the US, falling back into Standard (more…)
Posted on November 3, 2014, under Time After Time.
Procrastination is a stumbling block for lots and lots of folks, and if you’re one of them, you know how frustrating and self-defeating it can be.
Whether you’re a student, a working Mom, a small business owner, an online entrepreneur, or anyone with goals and tasks to accomplish, procrastination does nothing but get in your way and slow you down. And here at The Time Finder, we’ve got lots of ideas for beating procrastination. (more…)
Posted on October 30, 2014, under Time and Energy.
Productivity is something we all strive to enhance – after all, who doesn’t want to use time wisely and well? And very often, we think of productivity as being about the nuts and bolts of tasks – doing things faster and more efficiently.
That’s the “How” of your work – the route that you take from Point A to Point B and the tools that you use along the way. There’s an awful lot that you can (more…)
Posted on October 27, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Templates are wonderful tools for finding time, and if you’ve never used one, today is a great day to get started.
Templates are especially good for saving you time with tasks that you repeat with some frequency. Let’s say you often travel for your work. Developing templates for packing saves untold time – not to mention hassles and worries! And the more you use templates, the better you’ll get at adapting them to your purposes. (more…)
Posted on October 23, 2014, under Time Choices.
Procrastination is a serious challenge for LOTS of people, so if you’re one of them, you are not alone!
The reasons that people procrastinate vary, but the results are the same – ALWAYS. When procrastination is one of your go-to time choices, you are also choosing stress, frustration, dwindling self-confidence … and lots of other challenges. Ultimately, procrastination affects your career, your relationships … really your (more…)
Posted on October 20, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Productivity is a goal for most of us – and what better time than at the start of a new week to think about ways to boost productivity and find more time?!
I was thinking about the productivity tools and apps that we use most frequently at The Time Finder, and came upon Gizmo’s Freeware – a website that offers lists and information of the best freeware applications – as (more…)
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…)