winter is at long last giving way to spring. The days are getting longer; are
you putting the extra hours to good use?
most of us, time-management is a constant juggle. No matter how clever, no
matter how industrious, one cannot actually create more time. One can only try
to make more effective use of the 24/7 we are all allotted.
High Tech Help
technology can help us make better use of time. We recently stumbled across a
wonderful round up of time-management tools, ranging from the who-would-have-thunk-it?
to the have-to-have. Check out 15
Time Management Gadgets You Never Knew Existed or tools including a time-is-money clock that calculates
the cost of the time you spend on certain activities, to a color-coded
time-tracker and clock geared towards kids. The list also includes useful apps
for iPads and iPhones as well as Google gadgets for use on Android operating
Not all time-management tricks require high
tech tools. In fact one standard bit of advice from the experts is to schedule
a "tech free" hour of your day. This email/text/cell phone free block can be
used to power through work requiring concentration and attention to detail,
which are often derailed by the ping of an incoming email or the buzz of a
For more simple solutions for making the best
use of your time, read Three Tips for Managing Your Time at Work.
Making the Most of Minutes
extra hours out of a jam-packed day isn't always feasible. If minutes are all
you've got, you can still spend them wisely. Read 20
Productive Ways To Use Your Free Time for ideas for optimizing
time blocks as short as five minutes including quick bursts of sit-ups or
The Art of Me Time
remember that effective time-management is not just about creating extra hours to
fill with to-do lists and work, but rather carving out time for family and
friends, relaxation and self-expression. Read 10 Ways to Take Time Out for Yourself for tips on adding
"me time" to your longer days.
How do you make effective use of spring's longer days? Do you have any
tips for maximizing me time? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex
by Candie Harris
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Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
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