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.”
September 17, 2011Many of my clients have an abundant supply of gift wrapping supplies. Recently I worked with a wonderful client to create a gift wrapping station. She has a terrific table with a wide space for not only gift wrapping, but also craft-making. We gathered all of her supplies then: Purged the worn tissue paper, wraps, and ... Read more
September 16, 2011It’s gratifying to see people embrace ideas and strategies that you share with them. I had an opportunity to talk with the San Diego Society of Women Engineers recently. Check out my friend Louise Julig’s blog on http://www.thoughtshappen.net/2011/09/how-do-you-really-spend-your-time-only-one-way-to-find-out.html All of us, including myself can benefit from doing a weekly time audit. Discover how you really are or are not ... Read more
September 12, 2011I always think that everyone can benefit from a little bit of organizing! There are some great gifts that you can give to others and thus, share those benefits. Travel organizers for out of town visitors are fun. There are great items that make packing much easier like zip up mesh bags that h0ld like ... Read more
September 11, 2011One of the most personal ways to say that you care is by creating a coupon book. This type of gift not only shows that you care, it also demonstrates that you know what that person would appreciate. Imagine receiving a book of coupons that include some of the following: A home-cooked meal. A foot massage. A tank ... Read more
September 10, 2011It’s never too soon to organize for the holidays…update your list of people you want to include. Highlight those that will require shipping. Jot down possible gift ideas and consider giving experiences, rather than things. For example: tickets to see a show, cooking class, a massage, and so on. Read more
August 30, 2011Decluttered and organized space in your home, garage, office and even the trunk of your car has a calming effect. Sometimes my clients view it as an invitation to fill it again rather than keep it clear. So, how do you keep it uncluttered? First, acknowledge the work that you put into clearing the space ... Read more
August 29, 2011Everyone experiences some level of anxiety about getting rid of, or as I prefer to think of it, letting go of things. The reasons are as varied as the individuals: “I might need it some time.” “It was a gift.” “I spent a lot of money on it.” Letting go of things that you don’t or will likely never ... Read more
August 25, 2011What makes people anxious about organizing? It’s different for everyone but the best strategy is to recognize the anxiety and begin by taking small steps. As a Professional Organizer I am trained to break down big projects into smaller tasks. The benefits? Reduced stress, calmer environment to live and work in, sense of control and focus…the list ... Read more
August 20, 2011Everyone can use a little organizing, right? One common misconception is that people think that hoarding is the main reason for hiring a Professional Organizer. That is not the only reason for hiring a professional and in fact, just because someone has a lot of “stuff” doesn’t necessarily mean that they need a Professional Organizer. ... Read more
August 18, 2011My clients hire me for a variety of reasons. Mostly, they need someone with ideas to help them get started. Whether it’s about organizing their space, stuff and/or time, each of my clients know that their situation can be improved with a little help. The philosophy of Outside In Organizer and Makeovers is essentially this…empowering ... Read more