The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
On-line work is more and more vital to your success these days, whether you work in an office, run a small business, or are a coach or solopreneur.
So today I’d like to take a look at on-line work and some specific time challenges that it presents.
Your on-line time challenges are a little bit different from time challenges you (more…)
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…)
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…)
Your schedule can be a stress-reducer or a stress-creator, depending on how you structure it.
You’re the one who decides about your schedule. But how often do you forget that, allowing your priorities to get hijacked, and falling into reactivity when it comes to structuring your time?
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…)
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…)
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…)
Proactive Time Choices offer a clear answer to lots of difficult time challenges and nagging time questions. They are also a surefire path to empowerment and enhanced energy. But it can be very easy to fall into reactivity when it comes to time.
How about you?
Do you feel like you spend most of your (more…)
Slow down! How many time have you heard that advice … from your grandparents, long ago … from your doctor, perhaps … from spiritual advisers ,,, even from a small, wise voice inside.
Well, now your time management expert is telling you that, too. It’s the single best way to re-group, re-focus, and re-energize yourself. It costs nothing, and all it takes is a leap of faith and (more…)
Time tools are always useful when your aim is to find time for what matters most!
And now that September has arrived, we let go of summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) and our thoughts turn toward school, work, and the transition into fall.
So, as we move ahead into a new month, (more…)
Boundaries help you use your time more effectively. They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!
Boundaries are key to finding time for what matters most to you. However, many people struggle with this skill.
In this series of posts I’m going to help you learn how to establish boundaries that work for you by exploring the advantages and the challenges in implementing this time tool. (more…)
Finding focus and maintaining it is a skill that increases your presence and your productivity.
Your moments are enhanced when you bring focus to them; and yet this is a quality that is often especially hard to come by in our culture.
We are bombarded from every angle with information, news, ideas – all clamoring (more…)
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…)