Gmail-Use Your Address to Clean Clutter and Find Time!

Posted on July 28, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Gmail Tweaks

Gmail Tweaks-Find Time and Clear Clutter!

Gmail is full of add-ons, tricks and tweaks to help you get and stay organized … and find more time.

From Labels to Labs to Filters, Gmail offers all sorts of ways to customize your e-mail experience so that you see what’s most important to you and/or what you most need to see.  It’s all in how you set it up.

We’ve shared a lot about Gmail here on The Time Finder through the years; and we thought we had the ground pretty well-covered. (more…)


Filing Tip – How to Organize in (Literally) No Time!

Posted on July 24, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Filing Tip

Filing Tip in No Time

Filing is an activity that often falls to the bottom of our priority list – especially when time is short. Do you agree?

You know it’s important, but it’s seldom something that you actually get to.  (And then by the time you do get to it, the papers have piled so high that the task is daunting – perhaps daunting enough to discourage you from starting at all!) (more…)


Success Tips – How Enthusiasm Energizes Your Time

Posted on July 21, 2014, under Time and Energy.

Success Tips

Enthusiasm Breeds Success!

Success.  How do you define it, and how do you attain it?  And how does your perspective on success affect your feelings about your time?

These are things we’ve been pondering at The Time Finder lately.  Success will be the focus of our upcoming series of Finding Time E-zines (starting on July 31), and I’ll be posting about it here, too.

Summer provides an opportunity to step back and reflect – a small, natural interlude in the work year. So for all of us, and maybe especially for entrepreneurs and  (more…)

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Mindful Gifts of Transition Times-3 Timely Tips

Posted on July 17, 2014, under Transitions and Time.

Mindful Gifts of Transitions

Mindful Gifts of Transitions

Transitions are challenging; however, the mindful navigation of transitions spins those challenges into profound gifts.

That’s why it’s so important to be mindful of your feelings and your needs as you move through life transitions.  And I don’t mean just the  (more…)


Password Power-Find Time for Affirming Reminders!

Posted on July 14, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Password Changes

Password Changes

Password changes are becoming a regular part of our on-line lives. They are a necessary and increasingly complicated inconvenience as we all work to stay one step ahead of hackers looking for our credit card numbers and other personal information.

Many websites and applications require  (more…)


Distraction 2014: Is There Any Bigger Thief of Today’s Time?

Posted on July 10, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

DistractionChoosing ONE thing is the key to your productivity!

Distraction is, if not the biggest time challenge for most of us in 2014, certainly one of the top 5 or 10.

Between the information streaming at us via the internet (and the multiple devices we possess for delivering it) and the expectations of quick responses and almost 24-7 productivity, it’s no wonder that we often feel besieged, inundated, and pulled in multiple divergent directions all at once. (more…)


Gmail Chrome Extensions Track Your Mail and Save Time!

Posted on July 7, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Gmail Tools

Gmail Tools

For Gmail users, MailTrack is a free Chrome Extension that is worth taking a look at.

What it does is simple – and very helpful.  It lets you know whether your mail has been opened.  This is a functionality that many businesses already include in their e-mail systems, but it hasn’t generally been available for web-based e-mail clients like Gmail. (more…)


Time Finder Favorites: June 2014 Edition

Posted on July 3, 2014, under Time After Time.

Time Finder Favorites

Time Finder Favorites

Here at The Time Finder we always mark the beginning of a new month with a look back at the old one.  Reviewing what readers of The Time Finder were drawn to in June gives us a place to begin, as we look ahead and plan what we’ll be writing about in July.

And of course, we are always interested to respond to your time questions and concerns – so  (more…)

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Complete for Gmail – Chrome Extension Types for You to Find Time!

Posted on June 30, 2014, under Time and Technology.

CompleteComplete is a Chrome extension for Gmail that has the potential to find you lots of time!

My VA recently came upon this Chrome Extension and, being a fan of anything that speeds up the process of on-line work, brought it to my attention. (more…)

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Fitbit Fun: Self-Care, Your Energy, and Your Time

Posted on June 26, 2014, under Self-Care Time.

FitbitIf you haven’t yet encountered a Fitbit, let me introduce you!

Or better yet, let me have David Sedaris introduce you (this is taken from his recent, very entertaining piece titled “Living the Fitbit Life” in The New Yorker): (more…)


Pictual and an E-mail Cyber Monday Time Tip!

Posted on June 23, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Pictual SamplePictual is a nifty app that my VA just discovered for creating infographics to share in social media. If you’d like to find a way to quickly create a visual update to share with your friends and followers, then I suggest that you take a look at Pictual.  (more…)


Self-Care, Your Energy, and Transitional Time

Posted on June 19, 2014, under Self-Care Time.

Self-Care and TransitionsSelf-care is something that we’ll be writing more about in the coming weeks and months.

That’s because if you’re not taking full responsibility for your self-care, you are daily sending yourself out into the world undernourished and unprepared. We would never do that to a child, or advise  (more…)


Your To Do List at Your Fingertips with Dayboard

Posted on June 16, 2014, under Time and Technology.

To Do ListA To Do List is a key tool for keeping your tasks organized and your top priorities  at the forefront of your consciousness.

In the past, we’ve written here about ways to make your to do lists more useful (so that you really do what’s on your list) and more user friendly. (more…)


Overwhelmed? Stepping Away Can Save the Day!

Posted on June 12, 2014, under Self-Care Time, Time and Energy.

OverwhelmedWhen you’re overwhelmed, what’s your first response?

For many of us, the knee-jerk reaction is to increase our efforts immediately … because we want to do something about that feeling. But working faster or harder or longer simply isn’t the optimal  (more…)


On-Line and Losing Time? Use Time Plans and Boundaries to Find Time

Posted on June 9, 2014, under Time and Technology.

On-Line TimeOn-line activities take up more and more of everyone’s time these days.

Whether you go on-line as part of your business and marketing plan, or simply use  (more…)