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.”
January 12, 2012Outside In Organizer & Makeovers is seeing an increase in clients needing help due to hoarding. Want to know more? http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/home-a-family/hoarding-you-or-someone-you-love-could-become-a-victim Read more
January 11, 2012How do you feel about this: your desk top is not a shrine! As a professional organizer in San Diego I see a lot of desk tops with memorabilia, photos, etc. but not a lot of clear work space! TipOf TheDay: Keep your desk clear of memorabilia to minimize distractions & create space for work ... Read more
December 29, 2011Outside In Organizer & Makeovers knows that being organized means improving all aspects of your life. Take out your 2012 calendar. Schedule your walks, runs, hikes, yoga class, session with your trainer, etc. for the entire year! The benefits of this task are measurable. Read more
December 28, 2011Outside In Organizer & Makeovers wants you to schedule your standing appointments for the entire year. Block out travel time to and from meetings that are off-site, and you will accurately visualize the time you have available for other projects and activities. Read more
December 28, 2011Here are some great ideas to start your new year in an organized fashion, check out these calendars: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/calendars-new-year-00000000050216/index.html?xid=df-12-28-2011 Read more
December 27, 2011As 2012 approaches think about ways to organize your calendar. Write down all of the important occasions (birthdays and anniversaries) on your calendar for the entire year now. Buy cards for the entire month (always keep a few extra blank ones on hand). File them in your bill organizer each month (a week before the due date). ... Read more
December 18, 2011My client is so motivated. Watch how we organize this drawer… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs8R3UwqiTk&feature=g-upl&context=G24999a0AUAAAAAAABAA Read more
December 16, 2011Living in San Diego is expensive so I am always looking to find ideas to save my organizing clients money… Do you clip coupons? Do you use them before they expire? Do you organize them in a way that makes them easy to use? Most important, do you have them with you when you need them? There ... Read more
December 13, 2011Don’t sabatoge your time. Plan to run errands at times when you are least likely to have to wait in lines. Too many excuses not to exercise? Do it first thing in the morning before you turn on the computer! Make difficult phone calls first & get them over with. Read more
December 12, 2011Establish a routine for accomplishing regular tasks. These might include: responding to email, paying bills, making phone calls, running errands. Set a day & time slot to do these tasks. For example, commit to some type of exercise every morning from 7-8 a.m. Check email 2x/day from 10-10:20 a.m. and 3-3:20 p.m. The benefit of a routine is to create ... Read more