The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Assertiveness is a key skill to develop when it comes to maximizing your productivity and your overall satisfaction about how you use your time.
That’s because we all have multiple pressures on our time.
Competing priorities (more…)
Posted on March 23, 2015, under Time and Technology.
MultCloud is a free cloud management tool that streamlines your interactions with the cloud, letting you manage multiple cloud drives from one, convenient dashboard.
Posted on March 19, 2015, under Time Management Skills.
Spring brings the call to declutter. Is that true for you?
As you open windows, let in fresh air, and enjoy the returning light (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), do your thoughts turn to the dusty piles of papers, the old clothes, and the unused gadgets that have accumulated in your life through the winter months?
Or maybe it’s your schedule that you want to declutter. How about your to-do list? (more…)
Posted on March 16, 2015, under Time and Technology.
Deadlines. We all have them, and managing them can be a challenge – especially if you’ve got very tight, or intersecting, or competing deadlines.
Too often, deadlines create anxiety, stress, and rebelliousness. A looming deadline sends many people into a tailspin – the kind of state that makes denial and procrastination look like attractive alternatives.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. There are ways to manage deadlines that are practical and that reduce stress. (more…)
Choosing is a complex and often unconscious process. Whether it’s choosing what’s ‘best’ or choosing what we want, or making choices based on other considerations, we are constantly choosing.
We do it hundreds of times each day – choosing. One moment it’s an active choice and maybe the next (more…)
Your present moment – this moment – the one you are in right now – is the intersection between your past and your future. If you let them, your time choices come alive in this moment.
At once profound and mysterious, your present moment is a place of stillness. As you allow yourself to settle in and fully experience the stillness, your moment reveals itself as both an opening and a turning point.
Always, your present moment offers you the potential for deep insight and (more…)
Posted on March 5, 2015, under Time and Energy.
Moments – they are the building blocks of your minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years.
It’s easy to get caught up in planning your future or thinking about your past. But both of these activities take your attention away from your here and now. (more…)
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…)