Managing time is easier than you think, that’s why I like to share my organizing and time management tips. Managing time is the best way to save time to be able to be generous with it. Time management is like space organizing, you only have so many waking hours and only so much space. Why fill either with clutter? Always begin by looking at where you can cut out wasted time doing things that you:
- PURGE – Don’t need to do.
- PURGE – Don’t want to do.
- PORTION, STREAMLINE – Don’t need to spend as much time doing.
- PORTION, RE-PRIORITIZE – Don’t need to do as frequently.
- POSTPONE – Don’t need to do immediately.
- PASS IT ON, DELEGATE – Don’t need to do yourself.
Time management tip:
Today’s time management tip is to: Skip wearing makeup for at least 1 day. How much time can you save? In this article: How long does it take women to put on makeup? you can see that many women spend 45-60 minutes a day, or 315-420 minutes a week. That’s 5.25-7 hours a week! What if you skipped just 1 day a week, what would you do instead of spending 45-60 minutes that day? The possibilities are endless. I encourage you to try this tip and start managing time with care and intention.
Managing time | Strategies
Managing time may means changing behavior and forming new habits. It is easier if you start with 1 easy to achieve change at a time so that you can practice it until it becomes more natural. Ask yourself if it is important to you and focus on why it is a priority. We are often motivated to make changes when there is a reward involved. Maybe your reward is feeling less stressed. I hope that another reward is to find more ways to be generous with self care, personal development, and your relationships with family and friends. Happy organizing!
August 1, 2013Listen carefully, do you find yourself saying, “I never have enough time to (fill in the blank)”. Do you look at your schedule on a daily basis to plan and prioritize, or do you simply hope to get things done when you have time? Are you waking up in the middle of night worrying about ... Read more
July 30, 2013As a Professional Organizer and Time Management Specialist I want to share tips that will help you: Meet your goals and be productive personally, professionally Recognize how to use a system to make choices, balance your time Downsize your stuff, upsize your life I love the comparison that expert, Julie Morgenstern makes between the cluttered closet and the cluttered ... Read more
July 25, 2013Not all emergencies fall into the category of natural disasters. What about man made events, contagious illnesses, and the spread of infection? As someone who coaches people about time management and productivity I thought that it was important to remind you that taking a few minutes to focus on prevention, will likely save you from ... Read more
July 19, 2013Are you as confused as some of us about whether to store important information, documents, or passwords in the cloud? If this is new or scary for you it begins with doing the research. Here’s an article to start with: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/files-safe-in-the-cloud.htm Read more
July 15, 2013This month I’m sharing tips and resources to help you organize your family, home, and business in order to be safe and prepared for possible emergencies. Take a tour of your home and identify areas that: are overcrowded – prevent objects falling & people tripping are too dark – replace light bulbs, apply stick-on lights at entryways ... Read more
July 12, 2013Natural disasters may occur anywhere in the world. Have you organized your important documents, health/medication records, and passwords? Do you have a safe deposit box? What about keeping duplicate items with family or friends who live in a different area? #1: Start with a specific plan of action. #2: Use a checklist to make preparation less overwhelming. #3: ... Read more
July 11, 2013Summer is a great time to catch up with all of those tasks you said you would get to, right? Emergency and disaster preparedness obviously has to be organized before an actual event. Being prepared means protecting yourself from theft, including your identity. Here is an article with tips from the IRS that you will ... Read more
July 11, 2013Whether you are traveling, or preparing your household or business for an emergency, knowing what to keep and for how long is critical. Once you have this information you can decide whether it can be kept in hard copy and/or scanned. Talk with your accountant and attorney about specific financial and legal requirements. Here is ... Read more
July 3, 2013It’s not about living in fear, it’s about thinking ahead and using that opportunity. Here’s a great article for family organizing: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/what-emergency-supplies-keep-in-car Read more
July 2, 2013What types of natural disasters might you encounter in the area that you are living? Do you have a plan of action in the event that one occurs? Do you have the supplies that you might need at home and in your vehicle? There a number of online resources that can provide you with helpful checklists ... Read more