Reflecting, Relaxing, Rejuvenating — Ideas to Nourish Your Soul

Reflecting on the past is one of the best steps you can take when building your future. That’s because reflecting isn’t just about looking back.  It’s about gleaning the lessons that the past offers and using them to inform where you go next. So, I found it really interesting, when reflecting back on this month’s…

Multitasking, Focus, and Making the Most of Your On-Line Time

Multitasking and working on-line are not a helpful combination, and yet it’s something that many of us are tempted to do. In fact, finding focus and maintaining it when you’re working on the web is a major challenge. Couple that with the myth that multitasking is helpful, and you have a recipe for disaster. I recently…

E-mail Systems to Find Time AND Find that Important E-mail When You Need It

Reading and responding to your e-mail takes up bigger and bigger chunks of your time. Have you noticed? It’s an ongoing challenge that adds to your stress and often cuts into your efficiency and effectiveness. Organization and time management can really help with this task. But too often, the upfront time involved looks like an insurmountable hurdle. Indeed,…

Life Bot and Alexa — New Productivity and Self-Care Possibilities Abound

Life Bot is a new addition to the skill set of Amazon’s popular digital assistant, Alexa.  Its aim is twofold: to make Alexa more useful in managing your daily routines and, ultimately, to enhance Alexa’s skills by learning your personal preferences over time.   Life Bot – What can it do now? Right now, Life Bot’s…

Inbox Productivity Hacks — Here are 5 Tips that Help

Does your inbox ever feel like your enemy? Does it feel relentless and demanding — a never-ending source of stress and overwhelm? It’s true that your stress level is often directly related to the number of e-mails in your inbox. And, at the same time, finding time to manage your e-mail isn’t always the top priority…

Mobilize Your Time Energy™ and Put Overwhelm in Its Place

Overwhelm is one of the biggest time and energy drains going. But the good news is that there’s no need to put up with overwhelm for another minute. Great things are accomplished in tiny steps, as long as your energy works for you, not against you. So here’s a productive path you can follow. All you need…

Social Networking Eating Your Time? These 2 Tools Help.

Social networking is a big piece of the time management puzzle for many of us.  That’s because it’s so easy for social networking to eat up more time than intended, Today, for bloggers, web-based entrepreneurs, and people just staying in touch with friends and family, social networking is a big consumer of time. This is partly because it…