A New Spin On An Old Nemesis … Procrastination!

I have a confession to make. Brace yourself. Sometimes … I procrastinate. Yup. It’s true. This productivity connoisseur’s (fancy word for an expert) time management skills are questionable at times. Some days I do it more than others. And some days I don’t do it at all. I read about it and attempt to avoid […]

Is this one habit derailing your day?

I’m just going to jump right in and attack this right off the bat. Do you check your email first thing in the morning? I know it’s tempting. I mean, it’s right there on your phone or on your computer. Why not quickly have a look-see at what’s come in while you were sleeping? No […]

Time Management Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day!

When it comes to time, most of us are guilty of telling ourselves little white lies. Sometimes, we tell whoppers like … I don’t have enough time … I’ll do it later … I can multi-task … They seem harmless, but these little deceptions can have a negative impact on our overall lives. When you’re […]

How to Prioritize When Everything Feels Like a Priority!

You know that overwhelmed feeling you get when there’s just so much to do and everything feels like it’s got to get done NOW?!? And so you do nothing because you’re paralyzed by indecision. Or you end up working on busy stuff but not really getting anything of importance done. It’s a problem that everyone […]

The Truth About Sleep & Productivity!

If you think you have to stay awake longer to get more things done, think again. Sleep is one of the first behaviors many of us are willing to sacrifice, on the mistaken assumption that doing so will allow us to be more productive. But studies have proven that with a good night of sleep […]

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 […]

Take An Email Break On Your Vacation!

Vacation season is here and I know you’re itching to get away from the office and get some well-deserved downtime. But how about leaving your virtual office behind too? If you’re concerned about the plethora of emails you’ll need to deal with if you don’t stay on top of it while lolling around on a […]

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 […]