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Doing Just 1 More Thing…May Make You Late

By |2022-03-19T13:19:39-05:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

How many times has this happened to you? You’re ready to go in plenty of time, then you decide to do just 1 more thing. You think it will only take a few minutes and you have plenty of time, so what’s the harm? You can knock one more thing off of your to-do list, great! Doing just 1 more thing turns out to take more time than you thought, and now you’re late. This quote by Leo Kennedy pretty much sums it up, "The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." This has happened to [...]

Tackling Lingering Tasks That Aren’t Urgent

By |2022-02-04T11:22:04-06:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , |

Everyone has lingering tasks that aren’t urgent. These are things that need to be done at some point, but more urgent priorities typically push them to the bottom of the to-do list. They may be things that we don’t like to do so we happily use the excuse that other things are more important. Procrastination is understandable for these lingering tasks.  However, there is a reason that they need to be done. Without listing all the various types of tasks that come to mind, here is a few potential effects that may occur if they aren’t done regularly, or not [...]

6 Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder

By |2021-05-10T17:47:10-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , , |

The phrase work smarter not harder could have a different meaning for everyone.  After researching this phrase, I discovered the term originated in the 1930’s by Allen F. Morgenstern.  As an industrial engineer, he created a work simplification program to increase productivity using less effort. There are differing opinions on this idea, some agree, while others don’t. These opinions come from the perspective of each person. My perspective, or opinion, leans the way of agreement in the phrase, work smarter not harder. Allow me to explain. In the past I wrote an article titled ‘Why I Say Professional Organizers Are [...]

Using Visual Cues as Reminders

By |2020-11-17T13:41:12-06:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Using visual cues as reminders to do things is a great productivity hack.  On a related note, it’s a great way to create a routine, and also to reach a goal. We all have a lot of things to do on a daily basis and remembering to do them can be challenging. However, when we get into the habit of performing repetitive tasks such as in a routine, after some time, the routine becomes habit and we don’t even think about the actions involved. In the case of creating a routine, visual cues come in handy as a reminder to [...]

How Do You Remember Everything?

By |2021-05-10T17:26:13-05:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Planning, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

All of us have so much to remember these days, it’s a wonder we actually get anything done on time, or at all!  Changing work schedules, doctor’s appointments, medication schedules, paying bills, kids sports, ‘me time’, passwords, the list goes on… We suffer the consequences of not remembering something in some way. If we miss a payment, there could be a late fee.  If we miss a dose of medication, our health could suffer.  Forgetting login credentials can take more time to get things done online. Neglecting ‘me time’ can cause undue stress which can again lead to health issues.  [...]

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