Organizing

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Declutter and free your mind

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingPersonal Development

Tiny bits of mental energy are tied up in each of our possessions. We’re subconsciously bombarded by questions: What if I lose this? What will it cost to replace? When can I afford a better one? To feel lighter, try a possession purge and simplify in other areas too.
“If you plan to do an unrealistic number of tasks, you’ll end up dreading the day ahead,” psychologist Alice Boyes writes. How to beat procrastination and maximize productivity? Here’s what the experts say.
More than a résumé, a portfolio spotlights your strengths. While a résumé focuses on job duties, a portfolio draws attention to results and accomplishments.

The case for scheduling on paper

July 6, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

Smartphone apps offer calendar, note-taking and reminder functions that can put organization right at your fingertips. However, there are benefits to old-fashioned pen and paper that an app can’t duplicate.
While you may not have the space of a CEO’s suite, there are a few things you can do to fix up your space that will improve your workflow.

Which to-do list method works for you?

June 6, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

If the top item on your to-do list reads “Organize to-do list,” you know how difficult they can be to manage. Is there a secret formula for a great to-do list?

5 traits of the highly organized

June 6, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

While everyone has their own methods for staying organized, there are some common traits highly organized people share. Here are some traits you can adopt to become more organized.
Working outside the home and raising children at the same time can be a challenge, but there are ways to do both successfully, says computer programmer and productivity blogger L.J. Earnest.
Gloria M. Adams, an admin working for the state of Texas, offers this original tip.
Julie Perrine, founder and CEO of All Things Admin, reminds us that dropping someone into your job for even a few days is twice as complicated as you think it is, and she won’t let you take carefully organized procedures for granted.
Instead of assuming that you’re expected to work extra hours, consider these tips to keep your workload down to 40 hours each week.

5 tips to avoid an inbox meltdown

April 6, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

If you tend to have an intimidating number of unopened emails in your inbox, here are some tips to get things under control before you reach a tipping point of chaos.
If your 9-to-5 routine is starting to grind you down, consider working with your biological rhythms. Know­­ing them will help maximize your productivity.
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