Do You Multi-task? Maybe You’re Not Helping Yourself

Do you multi-task? Lots of people do, without even thinking about it. In your busy, daily life, time management is important, and productivity is at a premium.  So you’d think it would make sense to multi-task whenever you can, wouldn’t you?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to be doing two things in the time it…

Your Focus is Your Key to Freeing Your Energy and Creativity

Your focus and effectiveness are inextricably linked. Indeed, time management tips, no matter how well-grounded they may be, are only as effective as your capacity to focus and follow-through.   So, your focus is a powerful productivity tool. But that’s not all. Your focus actually helps you restore your energy and free your creativity, too.…

When You Look Back with Gratitude You Give Yourself a Boost

Finding time to look back with gratitude is a powerful time tool that will reliably turn your day around and recharge your energy in an instant. That may seem puzzling at first. But let’s take a closer look. What is it about pausing to reflect, or look back, and about thankfulness that is so powerful? It’s…

Stillness Helps So Much at Times of Flux and Transition

Stillness might feel like an unproductive use of time. But, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. When you are going through transitions — like the change from summer into fall — there’s a lot to process. You need to assimilate the change, let go of what’s gone, and move into a new place. The other…

Perfectionism – How It Distorts and Poisons

I recently heard a story that shines a light on the cost of perfectionism in a new way. It opened my eyes to an effect of this time thief that had not occurred to me before. A friend and colleague told me about a situation years ago when she was doing an annual review with…

Reviewing Your To-Do List Keeps It Fresh and Useful

Reviewing your to-do list is an excellent way to keep it fresh and relevant to your needs and goals. This review is always time well spent. No matter what you’ve accomplished (or not accomplished) in your day, reviewing your to-do list gives you important perspective. It also grounds you firmly in reality, and this is…

When Enough is Enough — Solitude, Gratitude, and Abundance

The phrase ‘enough is enough’ is usually understood to mean that you’ve reached your limit. It doesn’t have a positive connotation. But I’d like to turn that on its head and reframe ‘enough is enough’ to speak about gratitude and abundance. In the past, here at The Time Finder, I’ve written about the powerful and practical…