The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
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…)
Posted on January 12, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Going paperless is becoming more and more the norm in our digital and increasingly cloud-based world.
The advantages of storing information in a digital format are many.
You save space – and that, for many businesses, translates directly into saving money. (more…)
Posted on January 8, 2015, under Time and Energy.
Relaxation isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list of New Year’s Resolutions.
But, when it comes to being able to actually follow through on plans and aspirations, relaxation and self-care aren’t indulgences.
Indeed, I’d like to propose that you reframe relaxation as a responsibility in this New (more…)
Posted on January 5, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Kanbanote looks to be an interesting web-based app that lets you arrange notes in Evernote into clear, actionable lists.
Posted on January 1, 2015, under Time After Time.
Reflection on the past, whether it’s the past minute, day, month, or year, is always an enriching and deepening experience. There are times when this is a pleasurable activity, times when it’s simply informative, and times when it can be quite painful.
And this may feel paradoxical, but it’s actually those painful times of reflection that yield the most precious and powerful treasures. When you are able to open your heart and mind to (more…)
Posted on December 29, 2014, under Time and Technology.
This is a Google Chrome extension that I think you’re going to like – especially as you make plans to de-clutter and get organized for the start of a New Year!
It’s called Tab Snooze and it’s a Chrome extension that allows you to make your browser tabs disappear when you don’t need them and appear when you do!
But why would you want to cut down on the number of (more…)
Posted on December 22, 2014, under Time and Technology.
Google Keep is a flexible and very Google-friendly note-taking app. (And it’s especially helpful at this time of year, if you’re making a list – and checking it twice!)
Posted on December 18, 2014, under Time and Energy.
Fear is so debilitating! It robs you of confidence and creativity while wasting your time and siphoning off your energy into dead-end worries and what-if’s.
Fear is also, quite often, unrealistic and unnecessary. It’s all about the stories we learned and the stories we tell ourselves.
If scarcity of time or money … or anything … was something that was a worry in your family, (more…)
Posted on December 15, 2014, under Time and Technology.
The New Year is fast approaching! One of the things you can do to make the New Year truly NEW is to consciously say good-bye to the old. In my upcoming Finding Time E-zine (it’ll be published on 1/8/15 … and you can sign-up for it HERE) you’ll find ideas for navigating this time of transition (more…)
Finding time isn’t easy – not in our fast-paced world.
You may not even want to think about it because you figure you’re likely to just feel overwhelmed by looming tasks … or totally depressed by how scarce your time seems.
But thinking about it is a very powerful tool in the quest to find time. Indeed, the way you think about your time has a huge impact on how you (more…)