Organizing, Time Management Tips
Organizing, time management tips should include time for actions that easily fit into your daily, weekly and monthly schedule. These actions, or small gestures, require vry little time and have BIG benefits to you and others. Time management is:
- Learned behavior.
- A set of functional skills.
- Practiced routines that becomes a habits.
29 ways to be generous with your time
Organizing, time management tips include ways to fit generosity into your routines that are useful for improving self esteem, building positive relationships, and being a good role model for others. For instance, next time you go grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up some dark chocolate. Since you are likely to shop for groceries at least once a week or more, adding this particular item will only take an additional 2-3 minutes. You can manage 2-3 extra minutes at least once a month so that you can use today’s organizing, time management tip which is to leave a piece of chocolate on your partner’s pillow. Why would your San Diego Professional Organizer and Time Management Coach include this tip? Read this article: Some of the benefits of dark chocolate.
Organizing, time management tips and chocolate are perfect partners! First, there is the benefit of taking the time to do something kind for someone you care about. Then there are the benefits to one’s health as the previously mentioned article highlights. As a final note I am compelled to give those of you a way to use the tip if you don’t have a partner or significant other to use this with. Organizing, time management tips are for self nurturing, too. That means that if you are like me and live along, you can leave a piece of chocolate on your pillow! How sweet that you can take the time to indulge yourself.
January 16, 2014As a Professional Organizer I get great satisfaction from 2 things…helping clients to make decisions that enable them to clear clutter, and the reactions and comments that they offer afterwards! “Wow, I didn’t realize how spacious this could be, it looks so much bigger now!” Often, the client wants to clean the space, first. The ... Read more
January 15, 2014It’s not uncommon when someone calls me and says that they spent a lot of time organizing and clearing out their space and within a short amount of time, the sense of being disorganized returns. I call that “yo-yo organizing”! How frustrating when you set aside time, sort things, purge items, buy bins and containers, ... Read more
January 14, 2014What characteristics should an Accountability Partner (AP) demonstrate? If you really want to stay organized you might want to use this checklist to help you decide which AP is right for you: Respects confidentiality; trustworthy Is judgment-free Able to listen more than they speak Able to reflect back to you what they heard you say communicates clearly and succinctly verbally ... Read more
January 13, 2014We all start out with great intentions, ambitious goals, and then life happens! Have you every considered having an Accountability Partner (AP)? If you are already clear about your goals, let’s look at what the role of your AP might be: Understands your goals Establishes a system for regular, ongoing communication Helps you stay motivated and follow through Asks ... Read more
January 10, 2014How are you doing with your resolutions so far? Don’t be too hard on yourself (or surprised) when only 10 days into the year you find yourself off track. Rather than starting ambitious resolutions on a specific date you might think about what I call, “Creating Optimal Habits”. What that means is focusing on 1 ... Read more
January 9, 2014Procrastination? Decision paralysis? Perfectionism? These are some of the behaviors that get in the way of effective time management and organization. Don’t worry though, there are strategies for working around them, and overcoming these behaviors. Of course, the first step is to become aware of what you are doing and acknowledge it. That doesn’t mean ... Read more
January 8, 2014For some of us, having a checklist and being able to cross off each item, provides a feeling of accomplishment. Using a visual to guide us through a process can be helpful especially when we are trying to create new habits. We also know that writing things down enhances memory. You can send for my ... Read more
January 7, 2014There is no time like now to update your image. Why wait to…lose weight, get in shape, get a new job, start dating, and so on? Image is more than what you wear. Your image is the outside, that projects your inside. The two must be aligned but sometimes it takes immediate reinforcement and quick ... Read more
January 6, 2014Simply put, having containers to store items in does not make you more organized. Before you go out and purchase more containers, set some “ground rules” for: What goes in and what does not What gets purged, and how often What type of container is needed Where the container is stored What goes in and what does not? Thinking about ... Read more
January 5, 2014How to declutter spaces How to declutter spaces? As a Personal Professional Organizer my job is two-fold: First, to ask the “right” questions so that you can make the decisions. Second, is to help you to clarify your vision for the space. Every space needs to reflect how you will use it (function, supplies, storage) so ... Read more