She couldn’t pinpoint the tipping point- but something she added to her schedule caused her to go into frantic mode. “If I could just move faster, multi-task quicker and, maybe, sleep a little less at night- I should be able to get to everything on my Planner” she lamented, whooshing in late to meet me for coffee last week. WRONG! I don...
Aug 19 2009 - 12:19am
Aug 27 2009 - 3:00am
This week we talked about recognizing when it is “time to invoke help.” I remember thinking: Yes, that is a very important skill to learn and of course, I do it all the time. Sometimes tackling a task on your own just does not make sense. It is often not worth the consequences or your time lost. A perfect...
Sep 17 2009 - 3:00am
Are your days feeling a little bit tight around the middle? Maybe it’s time for a facebook diet! Think about what the over consumption of social networking goodies can cost in both in lost income and in lost time. But, same as food, there’s no need to cut it out entirely – just a little easing back can get your days feeling like...
Oct 1 2009 - 3:00am
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 that I wanted...
Oct 8 2009 - 3:00am
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 Morgenstern's "Time...
Oct 15 2009 - 3:00am
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 don't want to and don...
Oct 22 2009 - 3:00am
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...
Oct 25 2009 - 3:00am
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 inspires some "oohs" and "ahhs...
Oct 29 2009 - 3:00am
“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 step, but once...
Nov 5 2009 - 4:00am
The mornings are getting pretty nippy – and I’m doing my best to stay warm inside – deep down inside –starting my day with hot cereal. We all know the benefits (physically and soulfully) of beginning the day with a steaming bowl of hot oatmeal, but who wants to face the nasty mess only oatmeal can leave behind? I tried the “easy”...