Boundaries-Use Them or Lose Them!

Posted on May 12, 2015 by , under Time Boundaries.

Boundary wall

Maintaining your boundaries is a vital task!

Boundaries are foundational to your success. Whether you’re talking about how you use your time, or how you manage your space, there’s no getting around the fact that boundaries are vital.

It’s your boundaries  (more…)

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On-line Work Got You Unfocused & Flummoxed? 5 Time Tips!

Posted on April 2, 2015 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Choices.

On-Line Distractions

Do On-Line Distractions Take You Off-Course?

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…)

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Assertiveness and Time – 5 Tips for Setting Effective Boundaries

Posted on March 26, 2015 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Choices.

Time and Money

Your time is more precious than money!

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.

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Procrastination Slowing You Down? 5 Tips to Find Time!

Posted on January 15, 2015 by , under Time Management Skills.

Procrastination Slowing You Down

Does procrastination sap your energy and slow you down?

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…)

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Your Schedule-Take Charge and Find Time!

Posted on November 24, 2014 by , under Time and Energy, Time Boundaries.

Your Schedule Holds Your Dreams

Your Schedule Holds Your Dreams and Goals

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?

Taking Back Your Schedule

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Procrastination Cure-Things to Do (and NOT Do) to Find Time!

Posted on November 13, 2014 by , under Time Choices.

Procrastination Do's and Don't's

Procrastination Do’s and Don’ts

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…)

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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 and worries!  And the more you use templates, the better you’ll get at adapting them to your purposes. (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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