Organize Yourself: Five Time Management Hacks!

Do you have a lot of work and cannot decide where to start from? Worried? Relax! Organize yourself and your work before you start working. All of us have those tough and tiring days at work, but what makes some people different from others is their time management approach. People who organize themselves are the ones who manage to meet even the toughest deadlines! Looking to include yourself in that list? Read on to find out how you can manage time efficiently:

Set Goals

Set positive and attainable goals. Setting goals is not difficult, but make sure that what you aim to achieve is realistic. Do not be tough on yourself and do not set goals which you cannot achieve. No one knows you better than yourself, and you are aware of your capabilities and potential. So set goals accordingly so that when you achieve them, you get that much needed sense of accomplishment! You can also start by breaking your task into steps. Each of these steps can be goals for you.

 

Plan Breaks

This is important! If you want to manage your time efficiently then make sure that you plan your breaks accordingly. When working on a task, it is important that you complete it before you take a break. This will help you stay focused and keep track of time in a more efficient manner.

 

Prioritize

Prioritize your tasks and manage your time effectively! It is as easy as that. When you prioritize, you are actually managing time. Tasks are prioritized based on the time they will consume and based on their importance. Make sure that you prioritize the urgent tasks and then move on to the less important less urgent tasks.

 

Avoid Distraction

Getting rid of distractions is a very important step in organizing yourself and managing time. Many people get distracted easily which leaves them with a lot of unproductive and wasted hours. Avoid distractions, by finding a good place to work. Clean your workstation before you start your work, as a cluttered workstation might also cause distraction. Switch off Wi-Fi while you’re working. This will keep you off your phone and social media and you will concentrate more on your work.

 

Looking for a time tracking solution, in addition to time management? Chrometa – the incredible time tracking software is designed for your convenience! Click here to learn more about our amazing software.

Are you procrastinating? End it now with these effective Strategies!

Have you been giving less urgent tasks the importance they do not deserve? And delaying urgent tasks to the last minute before the deadline? Congratulations! You have been procrastinating! Facing difficulties in getting rid of this habit? Here are few effective strategies which will help you overcome procrastination and complete your task within the assigned time:

Write Down Tasks

Many of us do not realize its importance, but writing tasks down helps a lot. Create a to-do list and just see how you feel when you cross out those tasks after you’re done! If you have only one or two tasks for the day, write down the different steps that constitute the whole task. You will have a clear path as to how you should go about completing the task and will get started right away!

Be Prepared

Being prepared prior to starting your task will help in many ways. Eliminate the need to move or get up and get everything you need before you start working on the task. Avoid distractions and focus on the task you have and start working on it.

Complete the Complex Task First

Hate a particular task? Had a bad experience with a similar task you worked on before? Complete this unpleasant task first thing in the morning! Yes. Overcome your anxiety and fear of completing that difficult task and work freely the rest of the day, without dreading to complete the complex task!

Think about Negative Consequences

Think about the consequences of not completing the task of time. If you have been procrastinating, you have been avoiding and delaying the most important task of the day. Talk to yourself and ask what will happen if you don’t complete the task. Maybe you’ll have to stay back and complete it or worst, you might miss the deadline. Productive self-talk helps a lot!

Reward Yourself

If you have been finding it hard to complete certain tasks, start rewarding yourself after you complete that task. For instance, get yourself a chocolate and eat it only when you have completed your task. Find the reward you like the most so that you are motivated to complete the task on time!

Does procrastination make it hard for you to manage and track time? Are you able to complete tasks, but unable to track time? Chrometa – the incredible time tracking software helps you in tracking time in the most efficient manner! Click here to learn more about our amazing program.

New Chrometa Features & Advanced Webinar Invitation

Please join us for a live demo of the latest version of Chrometa’s passive timekeeping software. Here’s the link to sign up:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8978592531114480386

Specifically I (Brett) will show you how to…

  • Create keyword-based rules to “auto-bucket” your time entries to projects…
  • Setup new integrations such as FreshBooks (with time entry export support) and QuickBooks Online. And I’ll preview our upcoming integration with LexisNexis products (Time Matters, Juris, and PCLaw)…
  • Capture your cell phone calls…
  • And quickly categorize blocks of time using the Timeline feature.

I’ll also set aside time throughout the webcast, and at the end, to field your questions and answer (and/or demo) them for you. Again, here’s the link to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8978592531114480386

Need to see your minute-by-minute Timeline for all of your devices? Now you can with our new view located under the Time screen. It’s the ultimate time log app.

Click the Timeline tab to see all of your Timelines on one screen. Or get the breakdown by device by clicking the next tab:

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New FreshBooks Export for Time Entries Themselvesfreshbooks timekeeping

We’ve got a new export to FreshBooks available. It’s much smoother than the previous edition, which only let you export invoices over to FreshB
ooks. Now, you can export time entries themselves from Chrometa over to FreshBooks. Here are the specifics on how it works:

QuickBooks Online + Chrometa is Live

Our QuickBooks Online integration is live! To add Chrometa and our automatic timekeeping features to your QuickBooks Online account, simply add our Chrometa app from Apps.com here.

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Here are the steps to follow…

1 – Get the Chrometa App Now

Click here to add Chrometa to Your QuickBooks Online account.

2 – Download Chrometa’s Time Trackers for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

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iPhone Call Tracking for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T

As you probably know, Apple is quite restrictive. The company doesn’t allow software developers like us to have access to things like your call log.

So, we figured out a way to bypass Apple and pull your phone calls directly from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint into our free Chrometa iPhone app. From there, the app:

1. Creates time entries from your phone calls.

2. Posts these entries into an invoice and/or into your practice management system.

If you’re a current Chrometa user, here’s how you can setup iPhone call tracking today:

New Export for FreshBooks is Live

We’ve got a new export to FreshBooks available. It’s much smoother than the previous edition, which only let you export invoices over to FreshBfreshbooks timekeepingooks. Now, you can export time entries themselves from Chrometa over to FreshBooks. Here are the specifics on how it works:

  1. You’ll export your Clients, Projects, and Tasks from FreshBooks into Chrometa.
  2. Within Chrometa, you’ll create your timesheet based on the time entries that you capture passively from all of your devices.
  3. You can assign these time entries to FreshBooks Projects and Tasks within Chrometa itself.
  4. When you’ve completed your Timesheet within Chrometa, you can export all of your time entries back to FreshBooks. They’ll look like time entries that you created in FreshBooks itself, with the annotations in Chrometa becoming the notes in FreshBooks.

Need a new 30-day free trial to test this integration? Just click here to get started with our “100% passive” FreshBooks time tracking app:

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Clio Cloud Conference: Special Invitation

Are you heading to ClioCon next week? If so, look for me (Brett) at our booth! And if you’re still on the fence about going, here’s a discount offer from our friends at Clio… clio time management

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Through our partnership with Clio, we are bringing to our customers a special VIP promotion to the Clio Cloud Conference.

The Clio Cloud Conference is an annual conference designed to educate and inspire legal firms in today’s tech-driven landscape. Clio is bringing together some of the nation’s best and brightest from the legal, business, and technology worlds from October 19 – 20 in Chicago to provide an educational and thought-provoking conference that’s second to none.

Clio is the world’s leading legal practice management software that acts as an essential assistant, helping you grow your practice and simplify your operations.

Clio is offering you an exclusive discount on the current ticket price. Register today using the code PromoSave100 to save $100 off the conference pass.

This year you will learn from the industry’s greatest minds, enjoy the networking special events, earn CLE credit, and more! Tickets are selling fast so we encourage you to purchase quickly. Don’t miss the world’s leading legal technology event. See what happened last year and then experience it for yourself. Register today!

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago.

PS – Still looking to integrate Chrometa with Clio? Sign up for a complimentary 1:1 training session and we’ll help you get everything hooked up. Clio time management has never been easier. And be sure to check out this recent webcast demo that we co-hosted with Clio as well:

Sign Up for a Complimentary 1:1 Chrometa Training Session

We now provide complimentary 1:1 training sessions for all Chrometa users, whether you’re a current subscriber or still on our 30-day free trial. Sign up for a session today and we’ll show you helpful tips and tricks for getting the best use out of Chrometa – so that you can capture your time more quickly and accurately than ever before.

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If you’re an attorney looking to track your time and/or integrate Chrometa with your accounting and/or practice management system, we especially recommend signing up for a 1:1 attorney time tracking training.