Archive for Time Management

Tuesday Tidbit – TODAY is Take Back Time Day!

Yes, today, October 24, 2017, is Take Back Time Day.

One of the questions I ask my clients during our first working session is “If you were not thinking about or worrying about your excess stuff and clutter, what would you do instead?”

Many say, “spend more TIME with family and friends, take TIME for a vacation, have more TIME for hobbies, take TIME to exercise, have TIME to plan great meals, have TIME for me!”

You see, our excess stuff drains our energy and steals our TIME. When you start to embrace simplicity, the process begins by letting go of the excess and in turn, also avoiding the trap of accumulating more. The result is you gain TIME.

If you are curious about how you can have TIME for the people and activities you love, let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should take your simplifying and journey together.

Tuesday Tidbit – Simplify Your Life Week

Simplify Your LIfe Week outtaspaceorganizing.comSimplify Your Life Week is the first week of August, and it’s a great time to pause in your fast-paced world and rediscover time for you!

Think about everything you say “YES” to:

  • Community involvement and volunteering,
  • Social engagements you just don’t have your heart in but still say yes to (maybe you don’t even like them that much?),
  • “Covering time” for a co-worker you don’t really want to, or
  • Hours on social media,

…to name just a few.

Think about how saying yes benefits you, your family, your business, your health, and your mind. If it does not bring good into your life, and does not bring you joy, learn to say “NO!”

Tuesday Tidbit – How to Eliminate a Morning Stressor

How to Eliminate a Morning Stressor outtaspaceorganizing.comApril is Stress Awareness month. Wow, an entire month. Let’s focus on just one way to reduce stress in your life and the life of your family.

According to research conducted by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, we spend, on average, 30+ minutes a day looking for misplaced items! 

That’s 7 ½ days a year! (I’d rather take a vacation!)

Being late and rushing is no fun and an unnecessarily stressful way to start your day. It can be very simple to eliminate the stress of one missing item if that item is your keys.

Designate a tray, bowl, hook, or a pocket in your purse (the SAME pocket) and make it a habit to put your keys there. EVERY time!

Then there is no searching, yelling, frustration, or rushing needed.

Really, it is that simple.

Tuesday Tidbit – Holiday Survival Tips – Part 2

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can quickly sap our energy. Parties/open houses, choir concerts/dance recitals, the usual family sporting events, music lessons, faith-based events, and perhaps travel to see family and friends. All of these activities make demands on our time and energy.

Because we have a finite amount of energy, it is important to recharge and to be kind to YOU. Have a  cup of tea, read a good book, take a bath, listen, just listen to music, turn off your phone for a few hours, or just sit and be present.

Sometimes the quiet moments are the most magical of all.

Wishing you time to experience those quiet moments along with time to fully enjoy your faith, family and friends this holiday season.

Tuesday Tidbit – Holiday Survival Tips – Part 1

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Yes, it is December, and for many the season brings untold joy AND stress. Let’s face it, we can become overwhelmed with seasonal tasks. By breaking these tasks down into manageable pieces (does that sound familiar?), we tend to enjoy a more peaceful holiday and are able to focus on family, friends, giving with a grateful heart, and “The Reason for the Season”.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Start now and make out a schedule of what tasks you want to do each week. For instance, the first week could be interior and exterior decorating. Week two and three – shopping; week 3 – sending greeting cards; week 4 – baking and wrapping. Of course, if you are in a cookie exchange in early December, just adjust the schedule to fit your needs.
          
  2. When you are finished decorating, take a photo of where each item is to make this even easier next year. You could also label item; for instance, fireplace mantel, front door, etc. It is also great to get help with decorating and having photos removes the guess-work for your helper elves.
          
  3. Now that everything is out where you want it, donate the excess. You will free up space in your home and bless someone else. After all, this is the true spirit of Christmas.

Have questions about how we might work together? Let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should take your downsizing and organizing journey together.