Time Management Tips
29 Ways to Be Generous With Your Time
Your Time Management Coach is here to share easy to use time management tips and to answer all of your questions. Most people want to know how to get more done in a day. It’s important to remember that more isn’t always better and that balance in your schedule is even more important.
- Time management tips can help you to:
- Improve your productivity.
- Improve your efficiency.
- Decrease overwhelm.
- Balance your work load.
During this month of November and the Thanksgiving season we have an opportunity to practice gratitude. I’m going to share my 29 time management tips. These are little ways to use and save time. These time management tips will take as little as 2 seconds but no more than 120 minutes. Just imagine how much you can accomplish in only 2 seconds.
Time Management Tip #1: Forgive someone.
You may be wondering what forgiveness has to do with time management. Anything that takes time means that you need to consciously create time to do it. That includes forgiving someone. Doing so verbally will literally take no more than just 2 seconds. If you would rather do so in writing it might take a minimum of only 3-5 minutes. When you consider how little time you devote to just this 1 task, as compared to the outcome and benefits, it is incalculable.
Why we don’t manage to take the time
In general, some people procrastinate and don’t take the time to do something because they think it will take longer than it really will to just do it. When you think about the time you waste putting off the task or rewriting something on your to-do list it doesn’t add up. Another obstacle in managing time is the reliance on a to-do list. If it takes time, then make time. Make an appointment with yourself to get something done. Schedule a specific amount of time on a specific date to do it. This approach will become a system that you can rely upon to manage your time, I promise.
July 29, 2011A: Assess your needs B: Budget your time C: Choose ASSESS YOUR NEEDS – What organizing task would give you the biggest results? Prioritize. BUDGET YOUR TIME – Professional Organizers recommend that you determine how much time it would take to work on an organizing project, and then double it. CHOOSE – Now choose one project (and only one) to ... Read more
July 29, 2011Choose to do at least one thing each day: Go thru your children’s closets – donate anything in good condition that does not fit anymore; wash anything that is soiled; repair items, as needed. Now, do the same with all of the items in drawers. Shoes – you know the drill! NOTE: Donate shoes in any condition to ... Read more
July 21, 2011Here some ideas for organizing your pantry: TIP: Use clear containers and bins to hold items that are small like spices, fiber bars, or vitamin bottles. That way you can easily see what is inside, and catch spills. TIP: Store items in plastic or glass rather than fabric or metal containers.This will make clean up much easier. TIP: ... Read more
July 20, 2011Here are 4 easy steps: (1) Discard all spoiled and expired items. Keep a shopping list handy so that you can write down those items you want to replace. (2) Remove all items from the pantry, place them on the countertop or table grouping like items together. Take stock of how much of particular items you have ... Read more
July 6, 2011Where and how you store your medical history is a personal decision. Consider access, privacy, and emergency preparedness when you weigh the benefits of relying on a hard copy and or electronic file. Do you have a personal safe or rent a safe deposit box? Does your emergency contact have a current copy? Your personal ... Read more
July 5, 2011Whether it is for you or a loved one it is important to organize your medical history, have it readily accessible, and stored safely. The advantages of this are that over time we cannot rely solely upon memory. An organized medical history may include past and present information about: Medications, vitamins, supplements Dates and results of examinations, ... Read more
June 23, 2011“When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore, I begin to put order in my belongings…As if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects.” Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin. Read more
June 8, 2011Soles 4 Souls You can accomplish a lot by donating your shoes to a very worth cause, Soles 4 Soles. http://www.soles4souls.org/ Check with me or your local Professional Organizer to find out more. Read more
May 30, 2011In most places summer is only two months long. If you’ve waited for summer to address big organizing projects then it’s probably a good idea to pick only 1-2 to work on. Try to break each project up into smaller ones and work on one per week. For instance, maybe you want to organize your ... Read more
May 25, 2011You know all of those photos that are sitting in boxes somewhere in your house or garage? Why not consider making your father an album of favorite memories for Father’s Day? You don’t have to go out and purchase anything except the album. Fill it with photos that span time, or have a theme like ... Read more