Time management tips
Time management tips from Outside In Organizer and Makeovers are designed to show you how to be generous with your time. Since you cannot save time like you can save money and bank it, it’s wise to be more aware about how you choose to use your time. My 29 time management tips are designed to inspire you to find quick ways to be generous with your time and reap the benefits.
Time management tips #5: Hold the door open for someone. This tip is so easy to do and costs you no more than 15-20 seconds. The reason that it is powerful is because it enables you to slow down for a few seconds and do something kind. There is no expectation that you have for that person and it simply feels good to offer this gesture. If you add up the seconds and minutes that it takes to do just the first 5 time management tips that I posted thus far, it amounts to 14 minutes max. Who doesn’t have 14 minutes in their day to be generous?
Time management tips, the benefits
Craig Jarrow calls himself the “Time Management Ninja” and shares the benefits that we enjoy from implementing time management tips. You can click on this link to read his article. The funny thing about time management is that there isn’t much that’s new or different. As a Time Management Coach and Professional Organizer I can help you to assess what is working and what is missing. After that we find the easiest ways for you to make changes and identify the strategies that will benefit you. Time management includes all aspects of your life. When you consider the following 5 benefits you can do your own needs assessment and find the tips that best fit those needs:
- A sense of clear priorities, goals.
- A feeling of focus and control.
- An ability to plan ahead.
- A greater feeling of well being, less stress or overwhelm.
- Increased work-life balance.
Time Management Tips DIY
I would like to share some ways that you can get started on your own. First, gather your calendar, planner, to-do lists, and notes. These are your action items and the tasks that you will need to make time for. Once you have the information that you need it’s important to decide which calendar system that you will use. It can be digital or paper, what matters is that you choose the one that you will use. The next step is to eliminate everything from your calendar and to-do lists that you do not need or want to do. That’s right, eliminate them because they are time wasters! You can delegate tasks to others if YOU don’t need to do them; that’s a time saver. You can also select from the following strategies if they will meet your needs:
- “Un-volunteer” from something that you no longer want to do.
- Cancel unnecessary meetings and handle things via email.
- Group errands that are in the same geographical area.
- Out source and hire service providers.
You get the idea. Wishing you great success with the time management tips that you choose!
November 24, 2011Have you noticed that each year you receive fewer cards during the holidays? Do you know why? Outside In Organizer & Makeovers suggests that it doesn’t matter because you don’t send them in order to receive cards in return. What matters is that you organize your priorities and decide if it gives you satisfaction to send ... Read more
November 18, 2011What’s worse: packing? Moving? Unpacking and moving in? A few tips to ease the pain: 1. Hire a Professional Organizer to help you declutter before the move. No sense moving items you don’t need anymore. 2. Be prepared. Pack an overnight bag with the essentials (medications, bottled water, toiletries, clean underwear) and put that in your car. ... Read more
November 16, 2011Men want to look great during the holidays, too. The basics are no different for you guys: 1. FIT: The biggest mistake that men make is wearing clothes that don’t fit well. That means that pants should be comfortable around the waist and jackets can button without gapping. Find a good tailor and let them alter ... Read more
November 15, 2011Spend less and get more? Add the pizazz factor! Scarves and pashminas can change an outfit. You can wear them in various ways over almost any top. Don’t have time to buy new clothes? Try wearing trendy tights with zig zag or fish net lines. Wear a simple pencil skirt, classic blouse, put on those ... Read more
November 14, 2011Women, here are some simple ideas to update your holiday wardrobe: Add sparkle – You can find great jewelry and antique or retro pieces in consignment shops. Adding sparkle to something classic is a great way to make it pop! A large brooch on a jacket lapel will look great, but keep the earrings simple so that they’re ... Read more
November 12, 2011You may have a lot of “stuff” but the best thing that you can do even after sorting & purging is to contain it! Using containers such as baskets or bins has obvious benefits: you can find items more easily, are less likely to lose things, can keep horizontal surfaces clear, etc. There is a wide variety of containers ... Read more
November 11, 2011You can get very creative with storing items in all sorts of places that are easy to access. For instance, there are hidden spaces: Under the bed bins for off season shoes, boots and clothing. Plastic zipper bags with extra bed and bath linens. Hooks and bars behind or on the inside of doors. There are countless ways to ... Read more
November 8, 2011You want to organize, right? You know that you would benefit from being more organized but for some reason, don’t do it. Most often it is because the task seems overwhelming. My clients tell me they don’t know where to start. Outside In Organizer is a professional organizing service that helps you break it down ... Read more
November 4, 2011Now that you’ve sorted and prioritized the mail you can set up a system to contain it as it comes in. Whoever brings the mail into the house or office needs to be able to follow the system. Think about 3-4 broad categories and where you want to locate the containers. Do you want them ... Read more
November 3, 2011The second step is to PRIORITIZE the mail. If something is due or overdue then act on it now. Set up a tickler system that is chronological. TIP: File these “action” items 5-8 days before their due date. If something is overdue, contact the person or company and agree on how to handle it now. ... Read more