With so many technological terms being thrown around these days, I thought I’d create a glossary of basic tech terms that can serve as a reference guide. I was also motivated to write this post because of a recent conversation with my husband.
The stacks of magazines, the piles of papers, the stuff crowding the car out of the garage — there can be many reasons for clutter like this, but one of the most common is unmade decisions or decision paralysis. You look at a piece of paper, can’t decide what to do with it, and put it back in the pile. You are stuck.
This post was updated on December 7, 2015.
If you struggle with managing your time, one key step to gaining control is to figure out the things that distract you and take your attention away from the things you really should be doing. Any task that stops you from completing your most important tasks (MITs) are basically time wasters.
This post was updated on January 21, 2016.
If you live in a town that has it fair share of cold temperatures, it’s probably not unusual for you to experience snow storms, even big Snowmageddon-type blizzards. And, with mega-storms, you also expect to have power outages.
So, with no Netflix, cable, Internet connection and a low cell phone battery, you probably think that you’ll be bored out of your mind and that your productivity will plummet. While there’s no guarantee that those two things won’t happen, the good news is that you still have a bit of control over your situation.
Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead. That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane. You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.
Research has shown that, after six months, fewer than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions have stuck with them, and, after a year, that number declines to around ten percent.”
It’s the time of year that everyone makes the decision to be better at one thing or another. But, with statistics like that, wouldn’t you agree that making resolutions are a waste of time?
Sticking with resolutions is also an uphill battle because of one little thing — YOU … and me, too. All of us.
*This post was updated November 3, 2015.
It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode. And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.
Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.
Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going: