Professional Organizer San Diego: Time Management and Productivity Articles
Your San Diego Professional Organizer, Denise Levine, has great advice for optimizing your Time management and achieving optimal productivity.
May 19, 2017
Organizing tips from your Professional Organizer to help when you are faced with sudden and unexpected situations. Here are some examples for events or situations that may challenge even organized people:
- Sudden diagnosis of illness or chronic condition
- Sudden injury or accident
- Unexpected relationship separation
- Unexpected job loss, re-engineering, downsizing
- Job promotion
- Financial emergency
- Sudden loss of significant other or family member
- Natural or man made disasters
- Theft, break-ins
Understand that sudden and unexpected events can impact your organization and time management. This is referred to as situational disorganization. Some situations are negative ones such as illness, injury, relationship separation, financial emergency. Others are positive and yet still disruptive. These might include a job promotion, an inheritance, or a faster than expected sale of your house.
Organizing and re-organizing |What to do
If you are typically an organized person it’s even more important to try to stick to your routines and use your systems as much as possible. You may need to add or modify some, for instance:
- Create new electronic and/or paper files.
- Reschedule non-urgent appointments.
- Take a leave from a job or volunteer position.
- Arrange car pools and rides hares.
- Spend less time on non-essential leisure tasks such as watching television and engaging in social media.
- Delegate more.
- Buy healthy but prepared foods.
- Hire professional services: professional organizer, driver, housekeeper, concierge services.
Maintenance | What not to do
- Self care including adequate sleep, massage, healthy food choices, drinking fluids, exercise, taking supplements and medications.
- Relaxing, rejuvenating activities especially those that allow you to spend time in nature; practicing meditation, yoga, reading for escape, listening to music and other creative activities.
- Maintain social contact with supportive family and friends.
Often under stressful situations people will succumb to the stress and forget to take care of themselves. Caregiver burnout is well documented. It’s important to find ways to practice self care, as in the analogy of putting your oxygen mask on first!
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December 11, 2016How to organize How to organize for holidays? Begin by answering these 3 questions: What do you need to do? When does it need to be done by? What do you need in order to get it done? Holiday organizing is easy when you make a plan, create a budget, and work backwards from realistic deadlines. Let’s make a plan ... Read more
November 30, 2016Managing time Managing time is the 1 skill set you want to develop and refine regardless of whether you are a student, working or retired. Time management and 29 Ways to Be Generous With Your Time. All month I have been sharing easy to tips for managing time and ways to be more generous with it. ... Read more
November 28, 2016Useful Declutter Tips Useful Declutter Tips include the many ways to let go of the items that you no longer need. This is 1 of 29 ways to be generous with your time. With a little bit of time management you can: Recycle items such as paper, glass, metal, electronics, batteries, light bulbs . Discard items that cannot ... Read more
November 27, 2016Time management tip If you are using my time management tips then you are finding ways to: Save more time. Create greater work-life balance. Be generous to yourself and others. The benefits of time management are to enable you to identify more satisfying ways to use your time and prioritize. Today’s time management tip is to: Save time in order ... Read more
November 26, 2016Managing time Managing time is easier than you think, that’s why I like to share my organizing and time management tips. Managing time is the best way to save time to be able to be generous with it. Time management is like space organizing, you only have so many waking hours and only so much space. ... Read more
November 22, 2016Time management tips Time management tips are meant to help you choose to make time to be generous towards yourself and others. I compare it to the instructions that we get from flight attendants, put on your oxygen mask first. Here is an article, 7 Tips For Self-Care (it says that it’s geared towards nurses but ... Read more
November 21, 2016Manage time Manage time to do those things that are important to you. If you look at the major areas of your life you can assess which area might be neglected. Do you manage time to address: Personal, self nurturing Relationships with family, friends Spiritual, religious Health, well being Career, work Educational, professional development Finance Household If time management is not your strong suit then ... Read more
November 20, 2016Organizing tips for errands Organizing tips for errands from your San Diego Personal Professional Organizer will help you to save time and be more organized. In my series, “29 Ways To Be More Generous” I’ve included a variety of organizing tips and time savers to help you to use your time wisely, in a balanced way, and ... Read more
November 19, 2016Ways to be generous with your time Ways to be generous with your time is this month’s theme. We need to make the connection between how organization and time management benefits ourselves and others. If you want to be organized and make the most of your time you need to be able to: Prioritize and re-prioritize. Be flexible ... Read more
“I have had the pleasure of working with Denise and hiring her for her professional organizing skills and office administration expertise. She has been very helpful and I recommend her to any business owner that needs to eliminate some of the chaos that comes with running an entrepreneurial business.
She will assist you in determining what needs to stay and what need to go, but more importantly she will teach you how to find the file that is “missing in action”. You will find that she holds herself in the highest business and professional standards with her professionalism, preparation and persistence in problem solving, organizing and best practices in the office environment.”