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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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Books I Like to Read- “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think” by Laura Vanderkam

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I feel that proper and sometimes creative time management is important in life. How else can you spend time with the kids AND go to work AND have a date night AND finish that building project in your backyard. There are many techniques and suggestions out there. I came across a book that I really enjoyed and learned a lot from called 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderken.

168 hours is the number of hours in seven days (One week) .  The premise is that we misapply a lot of the time during that week, either through excuses or misplaced priorities. Because of that, we find ourselves not having time for the stuff that’s genuinely important to us. She interviews dozens of successful, happy people, and shows you her realization that they allocate their time differently than many of us. Instead of letting the daily crap crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there’s time for the important stuff.  Vanderkam shows that with a little examination and prioritizing, you’ll find it is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, visiting Granny, and write that novel without giving up quality time for work,self, and other things that really matter. I really enjoyed the book!!!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Quick Tip Saturday- Don’t Live At The Grocery Store

 

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I’m guilty of this one sometimes. I go to my Sprouts Market twice or three times a week! I just love it in there! But I am learning it’s just a waste of my time to go more than once AND I’ll have a tendency to spend more money than I should! Dang it! So today’s tip is:

Make a list and go to the grocery store once a week! Buy all that you need and USE it all week! 

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s Never Too Early To Teach Time Management

 

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Kids are not adults! When it comes to getting them to learn organization, it’s a blessing. I found in my experience of raising kids that they respond to routine. Kids can be taught. Kids are also observant and will sometimes mimic what they see and hear. So it’s up to us adults to lead and show them the way. It’s up to us to give them skills that will last them a lifetime.

Of course every child learns differently and at a different pace, but here are a few general suggestions to get them started:

1)    Create a habit of when they change out of their school clothes into their “play” clothes.  And where to put those school clothes.

2)    Create a habit of when and where they do their homework every day. Give them the same place to do it and same time (if possible) to work on it.

3)    Help them organize assignments by getting folders and labeling them. Keeps it all in one place. (sometimes clipboards work too.)

4)    Create an order of how things happen each night: chores, dinner, homework, tv time, bedtime, for example.

5)    Encourage them to pick out their own outfits each night before bedtime. I LOVE not having to worry about what I have to wear when I get up in the morning. AND it saves time.

6)    Lovingly let them know that they are doing a good job!! Positive reinforcement!

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Organizing

 

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