Time management tips
Time management tips are useful to anyone who feels like they are not getting enough done or unable to get to the things that are important to them. If your life feels unbalanced it may because you are not making time for essential areas of your life:
- Personal, spiritual, and creative endeavors
- Relationships including self nurturing, friendships, and family
- Home, household
- Career, work, and professional development
We all have the same amount of time, 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. When we achieve balance, empower ourselves to make choices about how we use our time the benefit is that we can be generous with our time. My time management tips take only 20 seconds to no more than 120 minutes. Before I share time management tip #4 (read on) let’s see if we can agree to at least some of the following suggestions:
- Stop putting off what you can do now.
- Do you want/need to do it? If so, stop finding excuses for not starting a task. If not, let it go.
- YOU don’t have to do everything. Give it to someone else to do.
- Slow down and stop rushing. Give yourself time to get to places, enjoy the ride and relax. It’s okay to arrive early and refresh yourself.
Time management tip
Time management tip #4: Allow someone to get ahead of you in line.
Ask yourself if you are really in a rush. Notice how you feel when you do this for someone, especially because they were not expecting it. It may add 2-10 minutes of wait time for you while the benefits last at least 10 minutes or longer. Being generous with your time allows you to slow down and be in the moment. Did you ever have that feeling that you got somewhere and were on automatic instead of noticing the scenery? Planning and leaving yourself time in between activities is critical. Be realistic (and generous) with how much time you need to get something done. This will allow you to meet deadlines.
Next time you are waiting in line at the store or bank try to remember this time management tip and let someone get ahead of you in line. Let me know the reaction that you get.
February 27, 20125 steps for how to declutter your schedule and be more productive: Purge: Declutter your schedule by eliminating tasks, meetings that don’t have personal or professional benefit. Delegate: Think of this as sharing, or building capacity! Identify tasks and even meetings that others can do (and learn from). You don’t have to do it all. Sort: Consolidate like ... Read more
February 25, 2012I love weekends and farmers’ markets but before I stock up the refrigerator I clean it out. After I get rid of any items that may be spoiled I clean every surface. Here is a sensible and inexpensive way to do that…use a clean sponge and a solution of warm water and baking soda. Everything ... Read more
February 24, 2012Can’t afford a new wardrobe but tired of everything in your closet? Shop in your closet and find something with a burst of color and add it to what you are wearing. Keep it simple: 1 article of clothing or 1 accessory. You will get the best results if you use a contrasting color rather ... Read more
February 23, 2012Here are 5 ways that Outside In Organizer & Makeovers can help you organize your space (home, office, car & more): Assess, prioritize Action plan Get started now Managing the project Staying on track Everyone needs a little organizing. If you’ve tried over and over again without success, let the San Diego Professional, Outside In Organizer & Makeover, help you organize ... Read more
February 22, 2012Embracing your age (over 35) is a must! We just get better, so read my my top 10 tips for dressing sexy when you are hitting your stride: http://www.alwaysnewyou.com/beautiful_you/style_you/top-ten-tips-to-be-sexy-over-40.html For more wardrobe makeover solutions and dramatic results check out tips on my personal makeovers page! Let the Outside In Makeover expert help you reach your objectives. Read more
February 21, 2012What are the top 5 organizational skills we can all acquire or improve upon? Decluttering – letting go Sorting – discard/recycle, donate, keep Grouping -by function Storing – according to access Maintaining – implementing these rules regularly Read more
February 12, 2012You only get one chance to make a great first impression, right? Why not consider the ways that you might enhance your image through the eyes of an expert? Regardless of your age, body type, lifestyle, employment status and finances there is NO excuse not to look your best! Learn ways to: wear your clothing enhance your ... Read more
February 11, 2012Divorce attorneys often find their clients in situations where they are in need of a Professional Organizer. Outside In Organizer and Makeovers can help in an already difficult situation that may involve: dividing possessions packing and unpacking moving downsizing moving into a new home, and so on. Using the expertise that Outside In Organizer and Makeovers offers reduces the amount of time and ... Read more
February 10, 2012San Diego’s Outside In Organizer and Makeovers knows that every body looks great when the clothes fit properly. Stay away from trendy clothing if it doesn’t enhance your figure or build. You can always use trendier colors and accessories with classic, well-fitting pieces. Here are some sensible guides to better fitting clothing: http://fashion.about.com/cs/tipsadvice/a/figurefixers.htm Read more
February 9, 2012Outside In Organizer and Makeovers recommends that the first step to enhancing your wardrobe makeover is to make sure that you are well supported! Wearing the correct undergarments literally means creating the optimal foundation for everything else that you wear. Women can check out these suggestions for body slimming pieces before you call me. http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/wardrobe-basics/body-shaper-00100000075451/index.html?xid=df-02-09-2012 Simplify ... Read more