Tech Tools, Multitasking Traps and Other Time Finder Favorites

Posted on June 4, 2013, under Time After Time.

Tech Tools and Other Time Finder FavoritesTech tools topped the list of Time Finder Favorites this past month – a fact I discovered as I reviewed our blog stats for May.  I love looking at what readers are drawn to, as it gives me ideas for additional posts.

And that’s especially true when a post surprises me with it’s popularity … like this one …

Tech Tools:  Here’s #1

Jing Creates Screen Prints in Seconds and Saves You Time!  This is a tool that my VA has been using a LOT and really loves.  And readers of The Time Finder certainly have seemed to be intrigued by it, too.  If you missed it the first time around, just click the link.  The post includes a video that gives an excellent overview of Jing.  But what does it do … in a nutshell?

Jing is a very flexible, practical, and (fun) screen capture tool.

It’s great for sharing images with members of your team, for example, or for capturing items that you want to post on Facebook as images.

There are lots of possibilities!

Tech Tools: #2 Was Fun!

Title Generator Jump Starts Your Creativity and Saves Time - now this was a fun post about a tech tool that is very helpful for generating title ideas.  Using this tech tool today, with “Time Finder Posts” as my key phrase, netted the interesting possibilities listed below.  (And these are just a few of the hundreds of titles generated.)

  • Omg! The Best Time Finder Posts Ever!
  • What Everyone Ought To Know About Time Finder Posts
  • Don’t Just Sit There! Start Getting More Time Finder Posts
  • No More Mistakes With Time Finder Posts
  • Little Known Facts About Time Finder Posts – And Why They Matter

Multitasking Trap

Multitasking and Distractions: The Web’s Effect on Our Brains, Our Memories, and Our Time offered fascinating information about the impact of multitasking on our productivity and, ultimately, on our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Multitasking is a very common practice, and one that many people erroneously think increases their productivity. In reality, multitasking means that you create a situation in which you need to deal with constant interruption … from yourself.

It can be helpful in some, very specific situations … but I suggest that you tread carefully in the world of multitasking.  Read this thought-provoking post and see what you think!

Two More Top Time Finder Posts:

Focus Online: What’s Your Sweet Spot for Finding Time? looked at some of the challenges presented by online work, where distractions abound!

The online world is teeming with information, interactions, and fascinating distractions. Indeed, many believe that our attention spans are diminished by the rapid changes in how we gather information – and the sheer volume of what we are sifting through! So, in your online work, do you find yourself challenged to maintain your focus?

Busy vs. Productive: Slow Down to Find Time explores the difference between being busy and being productive … and offers some tips to help you move into greater productivity (and less busy-ness).

You don’t have to let being busy define and constrain you. Having the insight to recognize when being busy is undermining your productivity is the first step. Then having the courage and discipline to stop in your tracks and transform all of that frantic energy – now THAT is what Finding Time is all about!

The tools and tips are so rich and varied!

Looking back is a great way to get the ground under your feet as you move into a new month … so I invite you to pause, take stock, and think about your time challenges.  Are there topics you’d like me to explore here at The Time Finder as June carries us from spring into summer?  Nagging time questions or challenges?  Drop me a line – I’d love to help!

And if you’d like to explore Heart-Based Time Management™ more deeply, there’s a great way to do that right now!  I invite you to access Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ - my chapter in the book I co-authored - Stepping Stones to Success!  In it you’ll learn about my proven system for harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link.

 

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