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Behavior Based Organizing

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

What is behavior based organizing?  The answer is, organizing solutions based on natural habits and routines.  If a solution is created that requires actions radically different than you are used to, it forces you to radically change your behavior.  When you force a behavior change, you are less likely to maintain your solutions. We all have them, even the most disorganized have some established routines and habits.  These routines may, or may not work well, depending on how you organize the steps.  The key is the efficiency of the steps in the routine, in terms of behavior.  Organization equals efficiency. [...]

Using Processes Saves Time & Increases Productivity

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , |

‘Use processes to increase productivity.’  Anyone that has ever worked in an office understands that statement.  As a matter of fact, everything we do, whether it’s income generating or not, revolves around a process.  The word ‘process’ is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows, “a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result.” The particular result in regards to using processes is increased productivity.  You save time by not having to think about the steps you need to take to produce a particular result.  When you repeat a process regularly, it becomes routine, you [...]

Back To School – Developing Your Child’s Daily Routine

By | July 22nd, 2015|Categories: back to school, Routines|Tags: , |

  Image courtesy of anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Yes it’s that time again, to start preparing for the kids to go back to school.   There are many things that need to be done but probably the most important is to establish or reestablish daily routines.  Summer schedules or lack of, may mean staying up late and sleeping later and wreak havoc on the routines established from the last school year. Daily routines are essential to ensure your child is ready to get everything they need out of the education system to be all that they can be when they grow [...]

How Grief Can Affect Your Routines

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Grief, Routines|Tags: , |

 Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Loss is difficult for us all and comes in many forms.  When you lose someone you love from a death, a major life change such as a divorce, or you lose a job with a company you had for many years, you will experience grief. Grief is a natural response to a loss, and symptoms will be different for everyone.   Some typical symptoms of grief include - trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, lack of energy, difficulty focusing, and crying.  Something that may help with the symptoms could be your stress coping mechanisms.  [...]

Morning Rush Hour Routine – 10 Organizing Tips to Get Everyone Out the Door on Time

By | July 27th, 2014|Categories: back to school, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Reduce Stress, Routines|Tags: , , , , |

Since we are at the end of July, if you have kids, you are probably thinking about what you need to do to prepare them to go back to school. Summer fun is winding down and it’s time to get back into our routines to go back to work and school. I know that’s not as easy as it sounds. It takes no time at all to get out of a routine, and quite a bit more time to get back into it, whether it’s the kids going back to school, or you going back to work after a week or [...]

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