Time Finder Favorites: June 2014 Edition

Time Finder Favorites

Time Finder Favorites

Here at The Time Finder we always mark the beginning of a new month with a look back at the old one.  Reviewing what readers of The Time Finder were drawn to in June gives us a place to begin, as we look ahead and plan what we’ll be writing about in July.

And of course, we are always interested to respond to your time questions and concerns – so  please feel invited to contact me her on the blog – or at paula@thetimefinder.com.  Let me know what time challenges you’d like us to address here!

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you are too busy, too important, or (oddly enough) too stressed for self-care.  (Click to Tweet!)

And now, let’s explore the Time Finder Favorites for the past month, starting with our post titled “Change and You-Use Affirmations to Shape Your Time!” This is actually a post from back in February which has continued to garner lots of interest – perhaps because change is a challenge for so many of us!

Change is a fact of life. Whether it’s change that we choose, change that evolves over time, or change that arrives suddenly, change is disruptive… and change changes us!

Read on, for ideas about how to use affirmations to shape your responses to change … and next, I recommend a post about how you can make the most of those transitional moments that we experience as we move form one change to another.

Sponge Activities: Use Them to Optimize Your Time!” looks at ways that you can use those ‘in-between’ moments productively.  Building on ideas that teachers have used for eons, sponge activities are useful tools that you can absolutely adapt for your own purposes.

I suggest also creating a collection of tasks that can be done quickly and ticked off your To-Do List in the time you have between larger tasks. These tasks should be easy to complete – and they have the added boon of offering a sense of accomplishment that can be energizing (especially when working on longer-term projects).

Not to neglect technological time tips, we offered a number of Cyber Monday posts in June, and the one titled “Google Docs-Tricks and Tools to Save Time” especially caught your eye!  Here’s one example of a tool we explored:

Another powerful feature of Google Docs – and one that I think is especially helpful if work is being shared on a project – is the Revision History. It’s easy to access, and powerful, enabling you to recapture changes that you’d otherwise lose.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G to open up the revision explorer. Major revisions will be shown by default, but if you want to see the minor changes, click “Show more detailed revisions” at the bottom. The feature is enabled by default so you can even check this out on any documents you’ve already created.

Rounding out our favorites for June were “Fitbit Fun: Self-Care, Your Energy, and Your Time” and “Self-Care, Your Energy, and Transitional Time” underscoring the importance of committing to self-care.

And just to underscore it again, I’ll end on that note!

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you are too busy, too important, or (oddly enough) too stressed for self-care. These are precisely the times that we all need self-care most! And today, I am sharing some tips for making use of those ‘in-between times’ to nurture and refresh yourself. So read on – and more importantly, take the importance of self-care to heart and start giving yourself that gift!

So, as we move into July – here’s to your time success, and to carrying the gift of self-care with you, into the coming month and beyond!

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