7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don’t aim to be. Thirteen Tricks to Motivate Yourself - lifehack.org Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t always easy. But unless calling in sick and waking up at noon have no consequences for you, it’s often a must. For those of you who never procrastinate, distract yourself or drag your feet when you should be doing something important, this article isn’t for you. But for the rest of us humans, it’s good to have a library of motivational boosters to move us along.How to Avoid Motivation
HOW To Organize Your Files – Mission: Office - Organize With Sandy February 15, 2011 by Sandy I did a post on organizing your files in a general sense. But I wanted to go a little deeper with you. I have had some people ask me specifics on how I set up my files. Files can be our Friends The Unusual Concentration Technique That Transformed How I Work We all want to manage our time. But when I learned how to manage my energy, in addition to my time, my productivity skyrocketed. I finally stopped forcing productivity (by chugging seven cups of coffee) and started using this natural technique developed by neuroscientists: I work in 90 minute intervals, then rest for 30 minutes between each interval, while listening to music optimized to boost concentration and focus. After adopting this groundbreaking technique, I could concentrate longer, avoid distractions, maintain higher energy throughout the day, and dramatically lower my stress.
Personal information management Personal information management (PIM) refers to the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use personal information items such as documents (paper-based and digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to complete tasks (work-related or not) and fulfill a person’s various roles (as parent, employee, friend, member of community, etc.). There are six ways in which information can be personal:  Owned by "me"About "me"Directed toward "me"Sent/Posted by "me"Experienced by "me"Relevant to "me"
4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management - Amy Gallo by Amy Gallo | 1:00 PM July 22, 2014 I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? Are you really managing information overload? At the social media webinar I gave at the end of last year for the PMI LEAD Community of Practice one of the main themes coming out of the comments and questions from participants was how to deal with the extra information channels that social media tools offer. People generally seem quite worried about how to handle information overload, to the point that it creates a panic or stress and they stop using tools that could actually be quite helpful if they were only used in the right way. Graham Allcott talks about this in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. It’s a time-management-y book but it’s really about how to get organised and stay organised. He says that information overload isn’t about having too much information at all. Instead, it’s a symptom of other sorts of stress.
How To Make a Table in Evernote Posted by Kristina Hjelsand on 21 May 2015 Comment Evernote has a multitude of features to keep you organized and productive. One we really like for organizing information is the option to make simple, adjustable tables. We can hear you asking, “Why wouldn’t I use a spreadsheet for that?” Well, spreadsheets are great for things like financial planning, but using them for simple projects and tasks is like using a hammer to squash a fly: overkill.
8 free (or almost free) tools to organize your life You can write all the to-do lists you want, but if you keep losing those scraps of paper, they’re not much help. So we rounded up eight easy ways to move your lists beyond pen and paper. Each website meets our requirements for contact-info disclosure and customer service, and all have free apps so that you can go mobile.