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The Best Time Management Strategy – Doing One Thing at a Time

By | September 27th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Productivity and time management are topics a lot of people are talking about these days. We are told to create goals, to-do lists, prioritize tasks, etc.  All of those are great ideas but realistically, how much can we get done in a day?  Is it possible that in our quest to achieve maximum productivity that we may be setting ourselves up for failure? Putting too much on ourselves adds to the stress of our lives. How many times have you created that task list for one day and prioritized those tasks, [...]

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How to Create a Plan For a Peaceful, Productive New Year

By | January 6th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net A new year has just begun and this is the time we tend to think about New Year’s resolutions, or goals, or whatever you call them.  Or another way to look at it is, what we want to accomplish this year.  It could be personally, or in our professional lives or both. Part of this process is to put away the holiday decorations, to wrap up the holidays, to get our homes back in order.  By doing this, you are clearing the clutter to create a clean slate so you can [...]

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Time Management is All About the Choices You Make

By | December 21st, 2014|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net We cannot actually manage time. Time is a constant.It cannot be stopped or paused, it continues no matter what. All of us have the same amount of time, 24 hours in each day, that’s all, no more, no less. According to Wikipedia on Answers.com – Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Based on the definition above, the term, ‘time management’, is about planning and planning is about the choices [...]

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Top 3 Benefits of Giving The Gift of Service

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Holidays, Reduce Stress, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of digitalalert / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Trying to figure out a gift for that special someone? We put so much thought into finding the right gifts for everyone on our lists. Whether they are naughty or nice, we want to show our love for them by presenting each one with that perfect gift. Each one of us is unique, and the perfect gift for one, may not be the perfect gift for another. There are those that have so much that adding one more ‘thing’ to their spaces may not really be a wise choice. My recommendation is to consider [...]

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Wasted Time vs. Downtime

By | April 20th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Everyone is so busy these days, and there’s a lot of talk about productivity; getting a lot done with the time you have. You probably heard the term ‘time management’ a bazillion times. And you may have heard many say that we cannot manage time. Time is a constant that we cannot control. I may have said that before in previous posts. It’s true, but we can manage our actions for optimal productivity. Managing our actions to increase productivity includes, understanding the difference between wasted time and downtime. With this knowledge, you can plan your actions to make the most of your [...]

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Get Organized St. Louis 2014!

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:30AM – 4:00PM at St. Charles Community College Join us for a full day of organizing workshops taught by local professional organizers • Two Group Sessions offering solutions and strategies for common organizing issues: “The Archeology of Ease: Excavating the Personal Stories and Beliefs Behind Disorganization” – Janine Adams, CPO “Home Organization CPR” – Denise Lee, CPO • “Ask The Organizers” Q & A panel over lunch (box lunch provided) • Two Breakout Sessions where you can choose to learn about a variety of organizing topics: “Budget Bootcamp” – Shannon Tamme “The Kitchen – The Heart of the Home” – Julie [...]

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Online Timesavers

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

We all say we need more hours in the day, more time. The reality is that we all have the same amount of time. What we do with the time we have indicates how productive we are. There is so much to do and we are always looking for shortcuts, ways to do what we need to do quickly. The Internet can be a wonderful time saving tool. It can also be a huge a time waster, so you have to be aware of the time you spend surfing the net. The list of categories below can help you shorten your [...]

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Time Clutter

By | November 4th, 2013|Categories: Planning, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I heard or read something the other day about how much busier we are these days as opposed to say, the settlers that forged across the country to create a new life in the west. Those settlers were very good at managing their time, much better at it than we are today. They were no less busy than we are now, and they had handicaps then that we don’t have now. They hunted animals, farmed for their food, and prepared meals, instead of running to the grocery store, dining out, or better yet, having meals [...]

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Save Time & Eat Healthier…Use a Slow Cooker

By | February 4th, 2013|Categories: Kitchen, Time Management|Tags: , |

Looking to find some extra time in your day? We live in such a hectic world. We’re always in a hurry. There is so much to do, and so little time to do it. I know I’m always looking for ways to make effective use of my time. Living a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious meals has also become challenging. It may be because we don’t have the time to fix healthy meals, or sit down to enjoy them. Eating on the run usually isn’t very healthy for us. Frozen dinners, canned soups, and sandwiches are the primary meals in my [...]

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When Multi-tasking is Ok

By | August 13th, 2012|Categories: Focus, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Multi-tasking has been a debatable subject for some time now. To multi-task is the ability to execute more than one task at the same time. In the past, the concept was thought of as being a source of increased productivity. By performing multiple tasks at once, you can get more done in a shorter amount of time. Then as the time management experts started really looking into it, they determined that it can be a counter-productive effort. Their reasoning is that when you perform more than one task at a time, you are not giving each task the attention and [...]

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