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.
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