Just One Minute!

Sometimes when we’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with too much. … … stuff … disorder … email … things to do, it’s easy to forget that spending just a minute cleaning something up can make us feel a little more in control. Getting organized doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Really. It’s […]

It’s A Good Time To Slow Down!

“There’s just not enough time in the day!” “I have too much to do, I’ll never get caught up!” Do these statements feel familiar to you? I hear them often, and I’ve even said them myself a time or two … or more. And because there’s just never quite enough time, you probably feel the pressure […]

A Time Management Lesson From A Fruit Smoothie

True story … One morning I was observing the process my hubby uses to build his breakfast smoothie. Most days he struggles with getting all the yummy ingredients into the small container we use. Consistently, he saves the big chunks of fruit for last, and then it’s battle-royal getting it all to fit into the […]

Search. Don’t file!

How much time do you spend filing emails? How much time do you spend looking for an email you’ve filed? A study done by IBM asked the question … “Am I wasting my time organizing email? Basically, the study’s goal was to determine what takes less time – searching through your inbox to find a […]

Unplug Yourself

We’re plugged in 24 hours a day now. We’re all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can’t unplug from that machine, eventually we’re going to become mindless. ~ Alan Lightman The laptop on your desk, the netbook by your bedside, the smartphone that’s never very […]

Productivity Myth #1: I Can Do It All!

Like it or not, you cannot do everything you want to do, need to do, would like to do, should do, and have to do. Not only do you have to contend with your ever-expanding task list, but there’s also the endless connections, interruptions, distractions, and time demands that are coming at you at an […]

Energy Reserves = Productivity

You cannot be more productive or organized than your personal energy allows. ~ Julie Gray, Profound Impact Your energy is the foundation of all of your organizing and productivity systems. We all have an energy tank and we need to monitor it carefully. When your reserves are high it’s easier to make decisions, think clearly, […]

5 Simple Rules That Take You From Chaos to Calm

Rules?!? I’m not trying to be bossy or anything, but sometimes we need some rules to live and work by. Otherwise, chaos reigns, and uhm … well, everything is just plain out of control when chaos is in control. If you know what I mean. And I get that nobody likes rules – least of […]

Small changes. Extraordinary results.

Do you ever struggle with changing habits or implementing new practices? You may have the best intentions but somehow, in some way, obstacles keep getting in your way and derail you from reaching your goals. Mostly those obstacles are the brain’s natural response to change. As a result, change can often be met with emotions […]

It’s Time To Get Back To Work

Back to school … back to work. Yup. Summer is officially over and it’s focus time. Time to get serious about taking steps to make sure that you don’t fritter away this last bit of what’s left of this amazing year. Like many, I began this year with some pretty lofty goals. Some I’ve completed. […]