E-mail Systems to Find Time AND Find that Important E-mail When You Need It

Reading and responding to your e-mail takes up bigger and bigger chunks of your time. Have you noticed? It’s an ongoing challenge that adds to your stress and often cuts into your efficiency and effectiveness. Organization and time management can really help with this task. But too often, the upfront time involved looks like an insurmountable hurdle. Indeed,…

Caught Up in Cloying Clutter? Name It and Tame It Today!

Clutter is something that too often clogs our time, energy, and space. Clutter adds to your stress and subtracts from your productivity. It takes lots of different forms, and they’re all important to address. And when it comes right down to it, dealing with your clutter is, more often than not, a matter of learning to…

Thinking 15 is So Powerful, and It Changes Over Time

In my post titled Thinking 15: This Time Skill Takes Snippets of Time and Works Wonders I shared a powerful time tool that I call ‘Thinking 15.’ The idea is that our lives are full of snippets of time that often go unused. Why? Usually it’s because we think they aren’t long enough to get anything done.…

Outdated Software Slows You Down. So Try One of These Free Programs

Software makes your computer run. And when it’s outdated, software will slow you down. So, I was pleased to read a post on Lifewire that reviews 9 Free Software Updater Programs. Indeed, to be as efficient and productive as possible in your computer-based work, you want to have the latest version of your tech tools. Not only…

Procrastination, Your Moments, and the River of Time

Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles around for smart, productive people. People just like you. It robs you of the richness of your moments. then it adds immeasurably to your levels of stress and frustration. And finally, it drains you of confidence and energy. You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Procrastination…

Change and Your Time — Let Your Feelings Help You Through

Change is everywhere. So, how do you relate to change? The choices you make about this are profound, affecting your focus, your time management, and your productivity. And the thing is, no matter what life is presenting you with at any given time, changes always initiate a transition toward a new beginning. What’s your go-to feeling…

Life Bot and Alexa — New Productivity and Self-Care Possibilities Abound

Life Bot is a new addition to the skill set of Amazon’s popular digital assistant, Alexa.  Its aim is twofold: to make Alexa more useful in managing your daily routines and, ultimately, to enhance Alexa’s skills by learning your personal preferences over time.   Life Bot – What can it do now? Right now, Life Bot’s…