Continuing Education

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~Henry Ford

School room at filming site for Random Passage, Newfoundland

 

September is Back to School Month, but we can also call it Continued Learning Month. No matter how old you are, you should never stop learning. There are plenty of ways to learn new skills without entering the classroom. You just need to look around and commit yourself to the goal of learning — continue to read, listen to audio books, participate in community activities and share with colleagues.

Here are a few organizing terms that will be helpful as you overcome organizational challenges.

Organizing ~ The art of arranging the elements of life — time, paper, space, things, relationships…

Being Organized ~ The ability to find what you want when you want it.

Ambiance ~ Your physical surroundings have a strong impact on mood and work habits. Order is the basic foundation upon which to build inner peace, contentment and joy in life.

Time ~ Each new day provides 1440 minutes. Use each minute wisely. Minutes wasted can never be recovered. They are lost forever.

Paper ~ 80% of paper retained are never looked at again. The wastebasket is the best device for decluttering. Use it!

Space ~ Space is the distance between here and there. It is the extra room in the closet, the walking area between furniture, a cleared work surface, manageable file cabinets and plenty of computer hard drive.

Things ~ More than three of anything constitutes a collection, and collections come with strings attached. They grow, they are hard to part with and they require space and maintenance.

Stress ~ More than $4 billion a year is spent on over-the-counter pain relievers for headaches. Prevention costs nothing.

Disaster Preparedness ~ Be prepared with a contingency emergency plan. Planning is the cheapest insurance you will ever buy.

Professional Organizer ~ An action-oriented individual who has the ability to grasp the possibilities, the intuition to solve problems and a plethora of tools and resources to address your needs.

Go through life with the attitude of a student. Don’t ever think you know enough. There is always room for improvement.

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