Time management strategies in cyber-space - please show me HOW!!!

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Real Estate Services with Possibility.ca

I've learned so much about social media since joining Active Rain. It's opened up a whole new world.  A/R members (and staff) are so generous...sharing tips, tools and short cuts that save non-techies like me months of precious time and mind-bending frustration.  I've connected with so many kindred spirits. It's really quite astonishing! 

Having said that...I feel compelled to ask...

Am I the only one who can whittle away an entire day trying to figure out how to use all the applications that are available to me? 

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Reading, commenting, chatting, video conferencing, blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Active Rain, outside blogging, Skype, Linked In, website updates, etc...etc...

Obviously, many of you have devised time management systems and strategies that enable you to maintain productivity in your "physical reality"...haven't you?

How do you prevent social networking from cutting into relationships with children, spouces, parents, friends and family...I'm talking about the balancing act...is there a balanced way to multi-task in cyber space? 

What do you do to HAVE IT ALL?  Do tell!  What works?  What doesn't work?

I have no interest in becoming a talking head - spreading one-way wisdom - neither reading or commenting on other people's blogs. What attracts me to this medium is the opportunity to connect with like minded people and a passion for writing...the Law of Attraction...in terms of ancient wisdom, specialized knowledge, social causes, business transactions of mutual benefit and human interest stories. 

As they say in the funnies "Holy over-loaded circuitry Batman!"

 

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Rainer
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Tana Plewes
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Erika, I have often thought of buying an egg timer as a tool to tackle mundane tasks. I think you've tipped me over this time. I'm adding it to my shopping list.

Kathy, I'm a morning person too. I do my best thinking in the morning. I may try blogging in the afternoon - treating it like an enjoyable, extended coffee break.

Thanks for the pointers.

February 13, 2009 06:13 PM
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

I'm just getting started on Active Rain and done a little on my blog, but I try to get some time in the morning before I go into the office or after work at home. I really can't find the time while I'm at the office. Of course I'm not even doing everything that most people are. I'll have to build up slow and steady. I really don't want to get too carried away - I need balance.

February 13, 2009 08:50 PM
Rainer
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Alejandro (Alex) Cruz
CDPE, Realtor, Westchester NY Bronx Real Estate
Keller Williams NY Realty

I need a timer, I think it is a great idea. That way you'll stay focused on your 20% that matters.

Alex

February 14, 2009 03:07 AM
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Tana Plewes
Possibility.ca
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Wow!  How things have changed here on Active Rain. I've been away for a few days - when I come back I don't even recognize things. I love to see the photos of Kathy and Erica. How'd you do that? That begs the question, why is there no photo of Alex, Lee & Carol?  I love the timer and "stay focused" suggestions, everyone. Thanks again.  - Tana

February 23, 2009 09:11 PM
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Liz Moras
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

i bought an egg timer.....hmmm............but I find my That Was Easy - Staples Button - gets a lot more use! ;-)

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