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Super Tip Friday- Schedule Time To Become A Do-er!

People ask me how I get stuff done. What they are really implying are, James how do you all the things that you do and complete them and put out product within the 24 hrs a day we are given. LOL Well I am going to share a tip with you. Here it is:

Schedule the time!

Literally schedule the time! Use a regular calendar, your google calendar, dsayplanner, whatever that will work for you to schedule the time. That’s how I complete tasks. So how do I do it…

I walk around and take notes on what I need to do. It can be laundry, emails, write a book, go in the garden, and plan out the week. (If that is too much, plan out the next day) TO start out I would block 2 hours per task (later you will know about how long to block out time). Now you don’t have to use the full 2 hours. That’s not important. But you have the time open to you.

After you schedule the time, you stick to it and you work ONLY on the task for that 2 hours. Don’t still try to do 2 other things at the same time. Stay on course and just work on that one thing.

Now if you go over the 2 hours that is fine. Especially if you are working on a creative project, work on the task until you are feel you are done. Then you look at the things you may have scheduled that you didn’t get to and reschedule them. The big thing is to complete items.

This system does require you to make a schedule. You are asked to be present in what you do. AND you have to hold yourself accountable. There is a chance to complete tasks and this is the simplest way for me to explain how I do it! You can do it too! And don’t be hard on yourself as you being this. Start out slowly and you will get there!

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2019 in Organizing

 

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I Wish I Could Be Lazy

Its a new month. We are entering a new season. The laziness of summer is over. Actually I’m never lazy. My summer was jammed packed. I should be a bit more lazy. I wish I could be a lazy. I’ve had to learn to work less and take more time for me. SELF care!

This labor day weekend has been a mix of labor and non labor. On Saturday, I worked all morning, took the whole afternoon off and spent it with family and then went back to work in the evening. It worked for me . As I wake up on Sunday, I don’t feel overworked or tired and I got stuff done AND relaxed!

I am a Professional Organizer and it has come in handy for MY life. I have systems in place that allow me to do all the things I do for work and creative AND be able to just be in my garden for hours. I invite everyone to find ways to make their lives run smoother. I don’t believe in true balance but I do believe in balancing.

It may take some time to organize your time and find your groove. There is no one size fits all. You have to find what’s best for you! This month I will blog about different ways to find your way to time managing YOUR life!

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Super Thought Of The Day: Waking Up Stress Free

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I like waking up and being stress free when I do. What does that mean? Well the stresses of the day may and will come but do I  want to wake up stressed. Also I don’t want stress right after I wake up. I want to have some peace before the world comes at me! I’m sure you do to!

So i do a few things to wake up and have a smooth morning. It’s called helping your Tomorrow Self. It’s about time management! Here are a few suggestions:

The night before, pick out your outifit. 

Wake up a little earlier in the morning. Don’t wake up at the last minute.Give yourself some time to wake up slowly and get adjusted.

Some mornings I make a big batch of oatmeal, split it in half. And now i have oatmeat for two days. Saves on the time to make breakfast.

My keys and work bag are ready with all the things I need for the day and they are in the same spot every day! Easy to remember and grab.

I love waking up and knowing some things are done already. Gives me ease.

Try these things.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Organizing

 

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YOU! Yes YOU! Are You Not Getting Things Done?!

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Here is something I do all the time, especially when I have a lott of things to get done:

The night before or first thing in the morning:

Get a piece of paper, get a calendar, get a white board, get something you can WRITE on! 

Make a list of all the tings you need to get done that day.

Group anything that is similar (ex. making reservations for travel: car, plane , hotel)

Next to each thing, give yourself an hour. Block out an hour of time. Write down the time (ex noon-1pm)

Make sure you schedule lunch and dinner breaks and if you have to, schedule 15 min breaks every couple of hours.

Then either get an old fashioned timer, or the timer function on your watch or phone and start.

Only Focus on that task during that hour. 

If the time goes off and you aren’t done, access where you are in the process and if you need more time, then add time and push everything back according to the added time. (ex- you need one more half hour, just adjust the times accordingly.)

if you finish early, then you can start the next project (and adjust the times) or take a break.

See how this system works for you! Are you completing tasks? Does your speed or pacing change knowing you have an hour?

I love it! Now I can approximate how long each task will take and schedule more accurately!

Try it !!!

 

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Organizing

 

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The One Truth I Learned About Time Management!

 

Time Management is the KEY to so many things in life. Its help with things running on time; things running smoother; carving out time for family and friends; getting that list of thing around the house done, etc. As an organizer, I talk about time management. I offer ways of setting up the management of time in your life. But there is ONE thing about time management( and what it can and can’t do) that I have found to be true:

You can’t do everything! There are not enough hours in the day or days in the week or weeks in the month!

I find that to be a positive message! I feel like it’s a freeing, liberating message!

What I’m saying is that you will never be able to do EVERYTHING or get to everything and that’s okay. Time management forces you to PRIORITIZE what is important to do. Time Management make you narrow down what you want to do. It means working smarter not harder. You might not be able to paint, sew, write, and act all at the same time. You might need to drop one or two of those things and get to them later. See you don;t have to give up all of your wants and desire, you might just have to defer them to a later date.

When setting up a good time schedule, you are forced to look at what you are spending your time ON. You might be able to eliminate things to allow for others. You might find that things that were important, aren’t as important anymore. I wanted to start 2 companies simultaneously six years ago. Once I found out how hard it was to set up a business, I put one on hold and started the other. Six years later, I am now able to devote time to setting up the other!

Time management is KEY! Keep that truth in your mind and go forward with that to create the schedule you need!

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2016 in Organizing

 

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T is for Time Management

THAT Statement sums it all up!!!

Time management is underrated!!! The right time management can really make your life wonderful!

Time management can get a bad rap! You don’t need to be super anal about things but having a system can really make things smoother.

You can start right now. You can start tomorrow. You can start whenever you like but I encourage you to start! Get a system in place and working for you!

For example, you place is messy and you can’t find anything.

Solution: Get an Organizer in there. We will listen to what you want and make it work in a way that will be natural to you. We will set up systems and times for things to be done. We will find places for your things and help you set up where to find them. We will set up systems for upkeep and regular maintenance and you will be happier!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Organizing

 

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The ONE Truth About Time Managment!

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Time Management is the KEY to so many things in life. Its help with things running on time; things running smoother; carving out time for family and friends; getting that list of thing around the house done, etc. As an organizer, I talk about time management. I offer ways of setting up the management of time in your life. But there is ONE thing about time management( and what it can and can’t do) that I have found to be true:
You can’t do everything! There are not enough hours in the day or days in the week or weeks in the month!

I find that to be a positive message! I feel like its a freeing, liberating message!

What I’m saying is that you will never be able to do EVERYTHING or get to everything and that’s okay. Time management forces you to PRIORITIZE what is important to do. Time Management make you narrow down what you want to do. It means working smarter not harder. You might not be able to paint, sew, write, and act all at the same time. You might need to drop one or two of those things and get to them later. See you don;t have to give up all of your wants and desire, you might just have to defer them to a later date.

When setting up a good time schedule, you are forced to look at what you are spending your time ON. You might be able to eliminate things to allow for others. You might find that things that were important, aren’t as important anymore. I wanted to start 2 companies simultaneously six years ago. Once I found out how hard it was to set up a business, I put one on hold and started the other. Six years later, I am now able to devote time to setting up the other!

Time management is KEY! Keep that truth in your mind and go forward with that to create the schedule you need!

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Organizing

 

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