Time Management Tips
29 Ways to Be Generous With Your Time. There are time management tips that will take as little as 2 seconds and up to 120 minutes. Today’s time management tip is to: Take 5-15 minutes to buy an extra bunch of flower for a friend or neighbor. Yesterday I wrote a tip about buying yourself fresh flowers and how little time it takes with long lasting benefits. When you focus on ways to manage your time it is easy to think about taking a few extra minutes to be generous and buy an extra bunch for someone else. The ultimate purpose of time management is efficiency and purpose.
Ways to be generous
As a Time Management Coach and Professional Organizer I want you to use my time management tips to find more creative ways to be generous. When you are generous with your time remember to observe the positive effects that it has on your mood, thoughts, and your interactions with others. Think about how long it actually takes to recognize someone’s achievements. Consider how often you become impatient and what it would cost you to offer someone who seems in a rush, your place in line. The ways to be generous include any thoughts, words, or actions that are giving in nature.
Enjoy some of my previous, and I hope inspiring, blog posts:
Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” I would add, “The purpose of life is to recognize your power of intention and to recognize the choices you can make with using your time. Your time is for yourself and for giving it generously to others, not to just get more non-essential tasks checked off.”
January 4, 2014Steven Covey, the author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” tells us to begin with the end in mind. That principle applies to organizing as well. At Outside In Organizer and Makeovers I want others to make being organized a way of life rather than just a single project. Here’s how: Know what your goal ... Read more
January 3, 2014Get rid of my to-do list?? That’s crazy! Not really, if you think about an actual to-do list it means that each item requires your action and your time. This does not include a shopping list with items to purchase, or ideas for your next book. Typically, the items on a to-do list start with a ... Read more
January 2, 2014The Outside In Approach means setting yourself up for success. You can try these 3 strategies when you write, review, and assess your goals and your progress: Deadlines: if there is no actual deadline, create one for yourself. Work backwards: schedule time to work on parts of bigger projects; work backwards from your deadlines. Daily check-in: spend 5-10 ... Read more
January 1, 2014Before you sit down to write your goals, ask yourself: Does this goal align with my values? Has this goal been on my list for years and I still haven’t accomplished it? Is the outcome or finished product clear to me before I try to achieve it? Aligning your goals: When a goal is authentic it feels right to ... Read more
December 23, 2013This is the best habit you can create for yourself! Watch this short video for tips on daily and weekly planning: Time Management Tips-Create Your “Optimal Habit” Read more
December 16, 2013Most people assume that thinner body types are easy to dress and look good in everything…not so! It’s all about creating balance and an attractive image. This specific body type can use the right clothing to do several things. For instance: Create a curvy effect, adding volume at the shoulder and hips Use belts, fabric design, and ... Read more
December 13, 2013There are different ways that we can describe a woman’s body type. Rather than comparing our bodies to fruits or geometric shapes, I prefer something like those used by fashion stylist, Stacy London: Curvy, Extra Curvy, Not Curvy Bigger on Top Bigger on Bottom Extra in Middle The key question is, do you know how to dress for your body ... Read more
November 22, 2013Okay, my clients trust me in their spaces, with their “stuff”, and with their stories. I’m going to share my story (a little bit of vulnerability) and tell you why I am able to understand and help others let go and in a compassionate way. Here’s my story: To some extent I can understand some of ... Read more
November 17, 2013Travel and packing can be unnecessarily stressful if you are not organized and don’t have the right supplies. Think about your last trip and what was difficult. Was it a carry on that was too heavy to store overhead? Did your rolling suitcase topple over? Did you pack too much? If you are going to ... Read more
October 29, 2013To bag or wrap? That is the question! Let’s get organized, save money, be creative, and protect our environment. What you will need: clear storage bins for gift wrap and wrapping related items such as tape, scissors, bubble wrap, etc. An open table, counter or floor space to work in. TIP #1: Schedule time to get ... Read more