Got a Monkey just Hangin’ Around?

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James It is an amazing Ah-ha moment when you stumble across another person’s words and they perfectly describe how you have been feeling for the last few weeks. I have found that there is nothing harder than taking the first […]

Time Management 101 – A Planner that Works for YOU

Time Management 101 – A Planner that Works for YOU

Feeling like you need to get a better handle on your schedule even though you already have a calendar? Maybe what you are using isn’t the best fit for you. I recently discovered this for myself. For the past few years, I’ve been using a Palm Pilot. It’s cute and blue and shiny and always […]

Thinking Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. I was one of those women five years ago.    If you’re a “sister survivor” – clear a path for the gift of your beautiful life by getting rid of whatever clutter may be weighing you […]

Organizing Your Time – Assigning

Organizing Your Time – Assigning

The next step is to assign tasks to a slot of time. For instance, decide that bills will be paid on the Fridays that correspond to payday. Dinner with friends fits best on Saturdays because Sundays are usually spent with family. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays will be gym days.    Now that you have weeded down your tasks […]

MONDAY, MONDAY…CAN’T TRUST THAT DAY

MONDAY, MONDAY…CAN’T TRUST THAT DAY

Or maybe I can.  I’ve started reading David Allen’s classic Getting Things Done. He introduces the concept of the “open loop” – which he defines as “anything pulling at your attention that doesn’t belong where it is, the way it is.” These are the incompletes in life- big or small- that continually take up space in your […]

Organizing Your Time – Weeding

Organizing Your Time – Weeding

Learning to weed my time commitments has been one of the more difficult, but beneficial things I have done.  It is difficult because deciding what is really important and necessary is easier said than done.   For me, commitments break down into: things I want to do, things I have to do, and things I […]

Shift Happens

I adore this time of year. To me, September means new beginnings, new things to learn, new possibilities to explore. I heard an ad on the radio for a college program designed to help people who don’t fit the traditional structure. A student is heard saying: “It’s not that I can’t learn- it’s just that […]

Organizing Your Time – Sorting

One of the first and fundamental lessons at Living Peace is the 6 steps to organizing: Sort, Weed, Assign a Home, Buy/Locate, Setup, and Label.  What I love about these steps is that they can be used to organize anything, including your time.  I learned this at Living Peace and also through books like Julie […]

“The Reality of Time”

“The Reality of Time”

 Do you ever wake up bright and early on a Saturday morning (okay, maybe not bright and definitely not early) and think: I am going to get that project done? You know you have nothing else planned, so you have the time.  I did exactly that this weekend. Somehow the hours passed, each one occupied with something […]