Tips from a Professional Organizer are simply common-sense solutions — Life Management Skills — to everyday problems. The majority of my clients experience stress over paper clutter, lack of time and over-crowded spaces. However, it is not the paper, nor the possessions, nor the schedule that is the problem. It is the daily habits individuals carry along with them, both good and bad.
Getting organized is about changing behaviors and making wise choices — Life Management Skills. There is always a choice. When something arrives, you choose what to do with it and how you will care for it. When someone asks you to do something, you choose whether it easily fits into your schedule. When you hold a possession in your hand, your choose whether it brings you joy or simply takes up precious space.
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2020 Blog Posts – Capturing Time
- January ~ An overflowing desk is a time waster!
- February ~ Organize the files – digital and paper.
- March ~ Curb Procrastination
- April ~ Stress Awareness
- May ~ A Reserve of Time
- June ~ What’s Next in the Global Pandemic
- July ~ Pomodoro Technique
- August ~ Calendar Effectiveness
- September ~ Be Proactive
- October ~ Inbox Zero
Mystery of Time — FAQ
Fact: We all have the same amount of time each and every day – 1,440 minutes.
Fact: Time is not lost or misplaced. Are you one of the multitudes that have a long list of to-dos just waiting for when you find the time?
Fact: Time cannot be replaced nor stored in a bank for future use. Time has no physical manifestations; it is simply a sequence of moments.
Fact: Time cannot be purchased nor sold. It is a free commodity given equally to everyone each day we awake.
Fact: We all know people who are able to balance demands and effortlessly sail through their days. What is their secret? Task management! They have learned the skills and techniques of planning. Time just keeps ticking away and the most important thing is how you use those moments.
Case studies are real-life situation used as a self-teaching tool to get and stay organized, and be more productive. These brief situations will help you to believe that you, too, can do it step-by-step.
- Behind Closed Doors
- Bulging Briefcase and Sore Shoulder
- Car preps for the winter time
- Control Clutter
- Photos – The Story of Your Life
- Power of Three
- Power of Why
Less is Better, Less is More:
- Buy in Bulk
- Keep Item Where You Use it
- Managing your files
- Pens / Pencils – First Step
- Tackle the Excess
Life Management Skills:
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Judith Ann Kirk, Professional Organizer / Productivity Coach