Time Tools to Enhance Your Moments, Days, Weeks and Months!

Time Tools to Enhance Your Moments, Days, Weeks and Months!Time tools used well help you find more time, success, and satisfaction in your life.  The key is finding the time tools that will work for you, and then using them!

Here at The Time Finder, I love sharing time tools with readers – and each new month, I share  the top posts from the preceding month.

Looking back at October, we have a larger-than-usual number of posts and time tools to choose from, since we were participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge and posting every day.  So what were the most popular posts out of the 31 we shared last month?

Well, topping the list was a post from early last month titled “Chores Galore: How to Use Templates to Increase Efficiency and Find Lots More Time!”

You can use templates for everything from holiday planning to your weekly shopping chores, to seasonal tasks, to making sure that vital business functions get tended to. Whatever you use them for, you can rest assured that each and every time you make a template you are giving your time management repertoire a big boost!

Next up was our post highlighting some new developments for Evernote titled “Evernote Apps: Intriguing New Time-Saving Tools” which featured 3 prize-winning new apps for Evernote.  The post featured 3 apps which were winners at Devcup – a contest sponsored by Evernote that gives developers a chance to put their creativity and ingenuity on display.

Last month a Time Finder reader had written me in response to a recent article in the Finding Time E-zine about anger.  She was asking for some advice about managing anger at work, and her question led to two more blog posts.  The post that ranked #3 on our list of favorites is titled “Anger Snagged You? How to Transform Its Energy and Find More Time!” and offers an “Anger Challenge” based on our e-zine article:


What if you reframe your anger today as a useful signal that something needs to change? And then what if you promise yourself that you will grow to meet this important challenge?

Keep that promise and you stand in your power. When you embrace “the anger challenge” to solve underlying problems, you:

  • Re-access energy formerly mired in resentment.
  • Lower stress.
  • Raise contentment.

Google’s latest iteration was on lots of people’s minds, and so, our September post titled “Google Hummingbird, Your SEO and Your Time” also ranked among the top 5.  The good news about the changes implemented by Google with Hummingbird don’t seem to have had a dire impact on SEO or site rankings … unlike Penguin and Panda.  Indeed, according to an article in Forbes Magazine that we quote in part:

Many people have been frustrated by Panda and Penguin, and they’ll now see Hummingbird in a negative light. Don’t fall into that trap. If you’re the best at what you do, these updates Google has been rolling out are opportunities to separate yourself from your competition. They may have been engaging in spammy tactics to get good rankings, but if you’ve been focusing on creating content that provides real value to potential customers, their days are numbered. These changes will help you rise above, and the good news, as mentioned above, is if you’ve been doing the right things for your SEO you don’t need to change a thing.

And last but not least, readers were drawn to our post about standing up while working … titled “Standing Up for Yourself to Increase Your Productivity.”   According to an article published by the Mayo Clinic:

Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

So, standing up for yourself is important on many fronts, and we encourage you to do more of it in the course of your day!

Did we list your Time Finder Favorite?  What time tools captured your eye this past month?  Drop me a line – I’d love to hear!

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Comments

  1. Matthew Bauman says:

    I really enjoyed the tips here. Thank you!

  2. Hi Matthew – I am so glad you liked this post!

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