The Sanctity of Your Calendar – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium. I am currently on parental leave, so these days I wake up to the freedom of an empty calendar that’s ready to be filled with toddler train rides, visits to the pumpkin patch, and round after round of couch-snuggling.
As this stretch of time at home with my family is so very limited, I am determined to cherish, to the very best of my abilities, the simple pleasure of every little moment. This got me thinking about time — how precious it is, how it is the one thing we can never get more of. When I am not on leave, I am working, and when I am working, the greater portion of my waking hours are devoted to the pursuit of productivity, of creating something useful for the world. There is always the sense that there is never enough time. Or maybe there is, but we spend it recklessly, paying large sums for little return only to find ourselves coming up short for what’s truly important. Here are some of my most useful tips: Schedule enough large chunks of time on your calendar to focus on the work.
Why time management is ruining our lives. The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann.
Their biggest professional problem was email, the digital blight that was colonising more and more of their hours, squeezing out time for more important work, or for having a life. And Mann, a rising star of the “personal productivity” movement, seemed like he might have found the answer. He called his system “Inbox Zero”, and the basic idea was simple enough. Most of us get into bad habits with email: we check our messages every few minutes, read them and feel vaguely stressed about them, but take little or no action, so they pile up into an even more stress-inducing heap. Creative Routines – info we trust. How I use my Bullet Journal to set (and achieve) 90 Day Goals! Can you believe it’s almost July?!?
It seems like the older I get, the faster time goes. 52 Obtainable Ways to Simplify Your Life. I shuttled laundry from one room to another, the theme song of Strawberry Shortcake playing in the background. ♪ Life is sweet, life is good ♪ Life is anything you want… ♪ Just believe what I say… ♪ It’s a beautiful day.
The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings. Five years ago, after becoming frustrated with my fruitless tendency to juggle multiple activities at once, I tried an experiment: for one week, I would not multitask and see what happened.
The experiment changed everything for the better. My relationships improved, my stress dissolved, and my productivity soared. How I Use Mind Mapping to Help Declutter My Brain - Red and Honey. Ten Principles for Personal Productivity. Audio Transcript.
7 Habits Of Parents Who Leave The Office At 5 P.M. Guilt-Free. If you’re still at the office after 6 p.m., the problem probably isn’t your workload; you might not be working efficiently.
"It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to get out of the office by 5 p.m. if you’re disorganized," says Laura Stack, author of Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time. "People are working far too long and far too hard because they are inefficient, disorganized, and waste time during the day. " Part of the problem is that boundaries around work hours have become blurred.
"It’s rare to find someone who works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then turns it off for the day," says Stack. "Most of us bring work home, check emails, and make calls while at our child’s baseball practice. " Bullet Journal: The Analog system for the digital age – The analog system for the digital age. Free online resources to improve productivity. 25 Awesome Tools for Getting Organized. Let’s face of it–most of us, when it comes right down to it, wish we could be more organized.
As hard as we try to shuffle our things around, to put them in the right containers, with the right labels, to figure out the best solutions for limited storage spaces, it seems like much of the time we just aren’t making much headway. We’ve discovered that there must be more to getting organized than to simply rearrange our closets, but what are we missing? What’s the secret? A few years ago I read a book called The Organizing Sourcebook: Nine Strategies for Simplifying Your Life by Kathy Waddill that totally transformed the way I started organizing my stuff. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Make your systems fit you and your life.Sort everything by how you use it.Weed constantly.Use the right containers and tools.Label everything.Keep it simple.Decide to decide.Get help when you need it.Evaluate honestly and often. Finances Kids Stuff. Inbox (1,015) - june.perez - World Trumpet Mission Mail. Top 10 ways to ensure your best people will quit.