Organizing, time management tips
Organizing, time management tips can for more than just work, household tasks, or errands. Organizing, time management tips can also serve the purpose of creating greater awareness about the need for balance in your life. This month I’ve talked about how little time it takes to be generous with your time. You can spend as little as 2 seconds and as much as 10 minutes to use any of these tips:
- Time management tips#1: Forgive someone.
- Time management tips#2: Forgive yourself.
- Time management tips #3: Allow someone to get ahead of you in line.
- Time management tips #4: Catch someone doing something right and acknowledge it.
- Time management tips #5: Hold the door open for someone.
As a Time Management Coach and Professional Organizer my hope is to help you to organize your time to include tasks and activities that bring you personal satisfaction, too. Here is today’s…
Organizing, time management tips:
Write a thank you note. 3-5 minutes. Tell them specifically why you are thanking them and let them know what it means to you. When was the last time you took just 3-5 minutes to sit down and hand write a thank you note? When you do it this time and in the future take the time to make it count. For instance, notice how what you write might make that person feel. It doesn’t have to be wordy or lengthy it simply needs to say what comes from your heart. Secondly, take notice of how it makes you feel to write it, seal and address it, select the “right” stamp, and to put it into the mailbox. Both you and the recipient will benefit from the generous use of your time.
Organizing, time management tips
Organizing, time management tips are about making things that you do more streamlined and anticipating what you need to do them. For example, buy thank you cards and stamps in bulk. Having supplies that you need on hand is a time saver. It’s also helpful to update your contacts and address book at least once a year. Check out my other tips that you can find on my blog.
October 16, 2012A few simple changes will give you a new, more polished look! Update your eyeglass frames next time you get your eyes checked. Try on wigs to see what a new style might look like. Bring an honest friend along. Add a little color with blush and tinted lip gloss. Send me your photo for more personalized ideas! Read more
October 15, 2012Your desktop is a surface that is primarily a space to work on rather than a storage space. Are you afraid that if you don’t leave papers out that you will forget to do something? As an organizing and productivity expert I can assure you that that strategy doesn’t work. In fact, it creates mental ... Read more
October 4, 2012Here are 3 challenges my clients face and solutions that work for each: Challenge #1: Do you have difficulty trying to decide which project to start? Solution: List each project on a separate slip of paper. Fold them in half and put them all in a container. Shake it up then select one. Start it now! Challenge #2: ... Read more
October 2, 2012Despite the current heat wave I can’t help but begin to think about ideas for a holiday wardrobe. Keep it simple and use layering and accessorizing to expand your outfits. Color continues to be big this season. I love this silky print under the gorgeous hip length jacket. Dress it up with a vintage brooch, ... Read more
September 21, 2012For most people, being organized takes practice. Why? The simple reason is that you are talking about changing behavior. Be kind to yourself and realize that you need time and repetition in order to create new habits and behaviors. One of the things I ask my clients to do is to reward themselves for making ... Read more
September 19, 2012This week Outside In Organizer and Makeovers is offering more organizing tips for optimal planning, preparation, and practice. At the risk of sounding like my girl scout self let’s talk about being prepared! These are the basic elements of preparation: clear goals, reasonable time allocation, and availability of necessary resources. Goals are essentially your destination. You ... Read more
September 17, 2012September is the perfect time to organize. The change of seasons lends itself to making plans and preparing for all things new. This week I’ll share tips that will help you plan, prepare, and practice for this time of year. Today, let’s look at what you might want to start planning. Planning is simply a ... Read more
September 9, 2012Professionally, I do not advocate for a paperless office for my clients (or myself). My experience as a former educator strongly suggests that the very act of writing something down adds benefits both in learning and memory. I advocate for a balance (see TIPS below). That said, paper clutter in the office or home has no benefit. ... Read more
August 29, 2012Did you know that accumulation of unused items can cause… safety hazards health hazards inefficient use of space financial damage conflict in relationships emotional stress negative role models for children, and more? It’s never too late to take charge of the “outside” and feel better “inside”. You don’t have to make excuses, feel ashamed, or assign blame any more. People accumulate a variety ... Read more
August 24, 2012As a Professional Organizer and Image/Wardrobe Consultant I love using lists for all sorts of things. Try making a list of how to (re-)organize your closet. If you like it, use it. If you need ideas about how to approach this task check out this one from “Real Simple”: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/closets/clothes-closet-organizing-checklist-00000000002177/index.html Read more