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.”
March 22, 2011What better way to approach spring cleaning than to begin organizing? Here are some basic steps: 1. Schedule a specific date and block of time to do organize each week for the next 4 weeks. 2. Begin with the area that is YOUR priority and start the sorting process: discard, recycle, donate, sell, or keep. 3. Remove items ... Read more
February 24, 2011Look around at your living and work environment. Something bugging you about it? Too many items on your bathroom counter top? Drawers crammed with so much that you don’t know what you have or need? TIP: Utilize the inside your your medicine cabinet door. Find a couple of useful magnetic holders for cotton swabs, makeup ... Read more
February 23, 2011Organizing is like cooking in several ways! First, you begin by decluttering (why organize things that you need to get rid of?). It’s easier to create something wonderful, nutritious and beautifully presented if you start with a clean kitchen. Next, you need a plan (like a recipe). Make sure that you check to see if ... Read more
February 15, 2011Well another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, do you save your cards? People save birthday, holiday, etc. cards for a variety of reasons. I am as sentimental as the rest of them but there comes a time (why not now?) when we might want to ask: ? Do I display them, and for how long? ? ... Read more
February 12, 2011Why would you need a Professional Organizer (PO)? The reasons are as varied as the clients and their needs. Think of a PO as your coach, teacher, and facilitator. If you are considering hiring a qualified PO your need may demonstrate itself in physical and/or emotional ways. Is clutter stressing you out? Are you tired ... Read more
February 9, 2011If you don’t love it then maybe it’s time to donate…sell…discard it. The spaces that we live, love and work in should make us feel good. Sometimes that means that we are surrounded by beautiful things, but sometimes that means we have less things in our surroundings to make room for the flow of energy, ... Read more
December 27, 2010Well another holiday season has come and gone, hopefully it was filled with fun and loved ones. Was your holliday also filled with more “stuff”? More cards, gift wrap, bows, toys, household items, clothes, and so on? This is a great opportunity to organizer your closet before you put those new clothes into it. When ... Read more
December 16, 2010What would be the 2 most important areas you would (re-) organize? Would it be your calendar and schedule? Would it be your car trunk and garage? Whatever your top two are, let it be a manageable project that gives you an immediate feeling of calm and sense of accomplishment. TIPS: 1. Have a plan for your ... Read more
December 13, 2010There is so much suggestive selling during the holidays, enticing us to buy things that we don’t really need. What if you could really use it, but don’t need it right now? Before each purchase ask yourself, “Do I need it now or can it wait until after the holidays when it goes on sale?” ... Read more
December 9, 2010Enjoy whichever holidays you celebrate by keeping them low key and stress-free. TIP: If you are cooking you can organize & simplify your menu by including tried and true recipes, especially those that can be prepared ahead of time. Also, make sure that you have a combination of dishes that can be served chilled or at ... Read more