Healthy Productivity: Take a Quick “Green Break” to Refresh

Green, especially in nature, is calming. All the early spring green which is emerging outside reminds me of one of my favorite ideas for regaining productivity during a busy day: “green breaks.”  Judith Kohlberg and Kathleen Nadeau describe them in their book ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. Try this refreshing productivity technique when you’re […]

Increasing Productivity: Is your well of energy dry?

Recently, I was privileged to hear Carrie Stack M.Ed., founder of the Say Yes Institute, speak to a large group of early childhood educators. One of her main messages was: You can’t give what you don’t have. This is true about many things: money, food, time… But Carrie was talking about energy and enthusiasm – […]

Time Management – Seeing Where the Time Goes

No matter how well I’ve organized myself, I’m still stuck with the same 24 hours in a day I’ve always had. I can’t manage a day into 25 hours, but I can manage how I spend those 24.  Keep a Simple Log This is the first step I take whenever I feel squeezed from all directions. […]

Keep a Dryer Sheet in your Luggage

I love when I learn tips and tricks from my clients!  A client recently showed me how she keeps dryer sheets in suitcases and luggage.  This simple trick keeps the bags smelling fresh while in storage.  There’s nothing worse than putting clean clothes into a bag that smells musty- and what smells better than clean […]

Decide to Decide: Organizing is about Follow-through

In the organizing industry, we have a phrase coined by Kathy Waddill, “decide to decide.”  What does this mean?   In her book The Organizing Sourcebook, Waddill talks about “decide to decide” as the need to follow through with projects and tasks in our lives.  I see this most with my clients in the follow […]

Who runs your day?

Who runs your day?

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”-Jim Rohn What one thing do you want to accomplish today?  When are you going to make it happen?

Time Maps: Visualizing How You Spend Your Time

Do you feel like you’re overcommitted?  Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to get everything done? Maybe there aren’t. In her book Time Management from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern explains that time is as limited as the space in your closet.  If you have too many clothes […]