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.
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
December 9, 2011Most kids are on vacation for at least 2 weeks. No matter what their ages that’s a long time and planning some activities is in everyone’s best interest. TIPS: Use a calendar that is visible to the family & write down scheduled activities. Schedule time for reading (let them select the books) & mark due dates. Schedule time ... Read more
December 5, 2011There are some basic tips for getting started that are easy to implement: TIP 1: Get rid of all clothing that is stained & torn. TIP 2: Get rid of all clothing that you have not worn in more than two (2) years. TIP 3: Get rid of clothing that does not fit you now…too tight, too loose, too short, ... Read more
December 4, 2011If you are asking, “Do I need a makeover?” that means that the idea has already crossed your mind and that you are open to the process. That’s great! Everyone – men and women – can benefit from a makeover. The Outside In Approach knows that helping you make the right choices about how you present yourself outwardly will ... Read more
December 1, 2011TIP #1: Do you have a stash of old tissue, gift bags, wrapping paper & bows? Instead of buying more, create a staging area in your home, lay it all out, use it up this season. TIP #2: Do you have a collection of flower vases or glass jars you’re not using? Get them out, clean ... Read more
November 29, 2011Do your teens say they have “nothing to wear”! Does it seem like they always want you to buy them something their friends are wearing? Here’s a fun idea: Have a party and ask the teens to bring items they no longer want to wear (but are in good condition). Hang them on a wardrobe ... Read more
November 28, 2011Even young children can get involved in organizing “games”. It’s a great way to learn concepts such as naming, sorting and categorizing. There are lots of ways to reinforce positive behaviors including sharing, donating, rotating the number of toys available (versus in storage), and so on. TIP: sort, purge, donate, and organize toys and games ... Read more
November 27, 2011Do your and your friends have a favorite cause or charity? Outside In Organizer & Makeovers recommends that in lieu of gifting more items, you consider giving one another donations to your preferred non-profit groups. Fund raising is critical to many important organizations and difficult in times of limited resources. The benefits? SAVE TIME – LESS ... Read more
November 25, 2011TIP #1: Remember to update your contact list. Note address, phone and email changes. If your information changed, consider enclosing a business card with the current information. TIP #2: Compile your list of holiday card/gift recipients and date it : “as of (year sent)”. Keep it on your computer and each year you can “save as”, ... Read more