Templates and Spreadsheets Excel for Finding Time!

Posted on October 27, 2014 by , under Time and Technology.

Excel_Templates

Excel Templates: A sampling (Click to see a larger version.)

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  (more…)

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Stuck? Scared? Turn Toward Trouble and Find Time!

Posted on October 16, 2014 by , under Time Choices.

Stuck or scared

Stuck and scared? You can find time instead!

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…)

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Proactive Time Choices Power Up Your Energy and Your Time

Posted on September 22, 2014 by , under Time and Energy, Time Choices.

Proactive Time Choices

Proactive Time Choices

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…)

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Slow Down to Catch Up-September’s Time Wisdom

Posted on September 11, 2014 by , under Time and Energy.

Slow Down to Catch Up

Slow Down to Catch Up

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…)

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Time Tools and Tips for Your Transition into September!

Posted on September 1, 2014 by , under Time After Time.

Time Tools and Tips

Time Tools and Tips

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…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Putting Them into Practice

Posted on August 11, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Boundaries

Boundaries for Finding Time

Boundaries help you use your time more effectively.  They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!

In our previous post we examined some of the advantages of setting strong boundaries between work and home.  Today I want to explore the flip side of the coin. (more…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Balancing Your Time

Posted on August 7, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Time Boundaries

Boundaries Between Work and Home

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…)

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Find Focus to Claim Success and Find More Time

Posted on July 31, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Focus and You

Focus and You

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…)

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

Posted on July 28, 2014 by , 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…)

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

Posted on June 26, 2014 by , 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…)

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

Posted on June 9, 2014 by , 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…)

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Change, Choices and Finding Time: April’s Favorites on The Time Finder!

Posted on May 1, 2014 by , under Time After Time.

Looking BackChange is in the air, isn’t it? Here in New Hampshire springtime change is often about taking one step forward then two steps back.

But we get there eventually – it’s just that change is never linear … and it takes time! So as we move through today’s change and start a brand  (more…)

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Lower Your Stress and Transform Your Time

Posted on February 27, 2014 by , under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Lower Your StressWhen you lower your stress you enhance your energy, expand your perspective, and transform your time.  

For most of us, the hustle, bustle, and challenges of everyday life are making our stress levels inch up each day.  Yet, there are ways to step away  (more…)

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Boundaries and You: Tap Your Power with These 5 Timely Tips

Posted on February 25, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

BoundariesBoundaries define your time … and your life.

When you set your boundaries, you are saying yes or no to an activity or commitment.  You are shaping your time and creating the map for your journey through it.  (more…)

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Internal Boundaries-A Big Key to Your Time Success!

Posted on February 11, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries.

Internal BoundariesInternal boundaries present challenges for many. The challenges arise both in setting internal boundaries and in maintaining them.

And if I had to name a key tool in your time management toolbox, internal boundaries would be right up there near the top of the list. (more…)

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