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.”
June 4, 2013Many people are becoming more conscious about their spending priorities, that’s a good thing! Most of us live in or near a great destination. I want to share this terrific article with some easy ideas for vacation with travel: http://www.carolinaparent.com/articlemain.php?Enjoy-a-Vacation-Without-Travel-Costs-2514 Read more
April 29, 2013Do you have a closet full of clothes but tend to wear the same items and outfits most of the time? Try these strategies for wearing all of your clothes in new ways! Purge those items you know that you will never wear, or will never fit. Decide how you want to organize your closet: by color? ... Read more
April 28, 2013The process of letting go is different for each of us. Are we doing it by choice, or is it because of a difficult situation? Either way, here are some guiding questions to ask yourself as you go through the process: 1. Do I really need it? 2. When was the last time that I used it? 3. ... Read more
April 24, 2013Do you get those inserts with your statements encouraging you to go paperless? Outside In Approach TIP #1 – Implement the “1-at-a-Time Rule”. Get into the habit of going paperless, 1 account at a time. It only takes a couple of minutes. Outside In Approach TIP #2 – Create & practice your “Optimal Habits”. Every 6 mos. ... Read more
April 23, 2013It doesn’t matter if you use paper or digital formats to create and update your To-do list. The Outside In Approach recommends that you commit to the following time management principles: First – Use your calendar to schedule items on your To-do list.You will get your projects done if they’re on your schedule. Second – Be clear ... Read more
April 19, 2013The benefits of organizing include ease of use, greater productivity, and safety. Think about these aspects when organizing your travel and packing: WHEELS, BACK PACKS, OVER THE SHOULDER BAGS Select luggage that has wheels that move in all directions, not just forward. You’ll maneuver traffic in the terminal with ease. Consider using a back pack as your ... Read more
April 17, 2013Keeping it simple makes travel much easier. Some useful tips for organizing: 1. Use a checklist. During the trip, note the items you didn’t need to bring & add the ones you wished you brought with you. Revise the list when you get home. 2. Use a color theme for your clothing. This will enable you ... Read more
April 16, 2013What if your flight is delayed or cancelled? What if you are sitting on the runway for hours? What if you miss your flight but your luggage didn’t? Yikes, all of these what-if’s! Most of the time everything goes as planned but it’s good to think about what to wear when you head to the ... Read more
April 15, 2013Whether you are traveling for business and/or pleasure you want to be comfortable and prepared. Do you use a travel and packing checklist? If not, email me and I will send you one that I use for all occasions. I essentially include: what tasks need to get done before the trip? what do I need to bring ... Read more
April 14, 2013At a talk I gave the other night 1 of the women shared a quick strategy that she used to employ to clear kitchen clutter. She told our group that if someone was stopping by to visit with little notice she would put everything on her counters into the oven! Of course, my first thought ... Read more