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!
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
December 7, 2010Traveling typically goes much smoother when well planned. Think of it like a project and organize backwards from your departure date. You’ll need to have your itinerary, and depending upon your mode of transportation items like tickets, boarding passes, information about security requirements and so on. Going abroad? Check your passport expiration date well in ... Read more
December 3, 2010Great minds think alike, so in this season of giving, share your ideas. Check out more ideas about reducing the holiday overload. It’s never too late to organize. http://www.oprah.com/home/Organize-Holiday-Cards-and-Gift-Shopping Read more
November 30, 2010I am clearly not the only one with ideas for gifts this season. See Martha Beck’s article: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Affordable-Pleasures and comments on Oprah.com. Read more
November 29, 2010No matter what holiday you celebrate, feeling organized is important. In order to enjoy the holidays you might consider the following: 1. Schedule time to create and write down your budget. 2. Schedule time to make your list of who you want to acknowledge and how (purchase, gift card, personal coupon). 3. Identify priorities based on who needs ... Read more
November 21, 2010It’s clear that everyone can benefit from organizing their space, their stuff, and their time. ‘Tis the season to think about giving more by giving less! Most people have the things that they need, in fact, most people have too many things…things that don’t fit, don’t work anymore, don’t get used or displayed and so ... Read more
November 18, 2010Don’t forget one of the most important things that you can do BEFORE the holidays is to organize the trunk of your car. That’s right, you need space for storage and easy access for groceries, flowers, gifts and so on. It is a waste of physical energy and time to have to keep moving items ... Read more
November 12, 2010With the holidays quickly approaching it’s important to take time and create a place to be stress-reduced. See the 10 helpful hints and ideas in http://www.wholeliving.com/photogallery/stress-free-home Read more
November 6, 2010Professional organizing in San Diego is like a dream come true! The weather is excellent and clients are so friendly. We just open the windows and let the positive energy start to flow through the spaces. When we go through the process of working side by side to decide what goes and what stays the ... Read more
November 4, 2010Imagine an office space free of dangling wires and cables!! Despite all of the wireless innovations our offices are often filled with these unsightly and potentially unsafe items. I love the wonderful little multi-purpose, stick on cable clips from blueLounge! They are unobtrusive and yet, come in the cutest colors. It is an easy way ... Read more