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Stretching Your Time



Have you ever noticed that when you do a lot of planning for an event or holiday, that when the day arrives it seems like the day went by too quickly? It makes sense though, if you spend 10 months planning a wedding or 24 days preparing for Christmas, one day doesn't seem like enough proportionate time compared to the amount of time you've put into planning, preparing and anticipating. All of the sudden, your time is up.
 
So how do you counteract the situation? You preserve time - take photos, video, share stories with friends and families. To make the most of your time, I suggest using digital photo and video sharing tools. I have a website that I started when I was pregnant in anticipation of having a baby, wanting to share many photos with relatives and friends that don't live near us. (Check out www.babyjellybeans.com for something similar). This tool is easy to use, efficient and an incredible time saver.  
 
Consider something like this for your family as you wrap up another year of photos that went undeveloped or are taking up space on the memory card of your digital camera. In addition to being a time efficient medium to work with, it helps you stretch you relive a special day or moment over and over again.
 
Happy Holidays to you and your family, talk to you in the New Year.
 

posted on: 12/26/2007 9:30:00 AM by Brita Bolane
category: Time Management


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Making the most of your Time


by Brita Bolane

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About Brita:

Brita Bolane is the President of pare it down, inc. a professional organizing service in the San Diego area. Brita helps people streamline their lives through residential organization and time management consultation. Brita's first introduction to time management was when she attended college on a full atheltic scholarship (volleyball). She went on to play professionally on the beach and in Italy. Today, Brita is a business owner, wife and mother and understands the challenges of keeping a busy schedule and an organized life.

Brita's Website:

www.pareitdown.com


Time Savers

  • evite
    If you don't have time to get traditional invitations out in the mail, this is a great resource for quick internet invitations. They also have information and suggestions on entertaining.
  • shutterfly
    Digital, it's the way to go. Sites like shutterfly help you organize and arrange photos without having to print them first. They offer free, unlimited photo storage and if you do want to print pictures, you can print them to your local Target store. In addition, you can create wonderful gifts for family and friends in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Sunday
    Sunday is a virtual assistant service. Depending on how busy your life is, this could be a useful service and a real time saver. I love the concept but have not tried it yet.

Resources for Life

  • Martha Stewart
    I am a long time fan of Martha Stewart. Her website, magazines and TV program offer so many different and fun ideas. It's inspirational on many levels.

Tasty Treats

  • TasteSpotting
    Interesting site that people can post food ideas and blogs, recipes or places to buy the best tasting treats. The pictures are mouth watering!

Technology to love

  • oovoo
    I'm a big fan of face to face or internet to internet phone calls. Our family does this and it's amazing how much more you get out of the call when you see the person you're talking to. oovoo is a free service you can download to your computer that let's you have video converstations.
  • skype
    skype is an internet based phone service that let's you call computer to computer for free! Who doesn't love to talk for free?!

Books I Love

  • The Success Principles
    Jack Canfield is the cocreator of the Chicken Soup for Soul series. This is his book on how to achieve your goals in an effective and measurable way. I really like this book
  • Getting Things Done The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    Author David Allen provides a great approach to managing all your to do lists and how to focus on the most important tasks each day.
  • The 4-Hour Workweek
    Timothy Ferris writes a revolutionary book and makes you rethink how you use your time.


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