Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts

How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done - Archives - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done - Archives - The Chronicle of Higher Education:

"All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, such as gardening or sharpening pencils or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they find the time. Why does the procrastinator do these things? Because accomplishing these tasks is a way of not doing something more important."

A To Do List That Works

A To Do List That Works:

"We have all done to do lists. Somehow there never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all the things on your to do list. Here is the system that has worked for me. It can work for you too.

A List Is Not Enough
Making a 'things to do list' is not enough. You have to rank them. You have to know which tasks are more important so you can focus on them. Then you have to allocate resources to those items, measure your progress, and reward yourself for your successes."

Stress Management Through Organization: Get Your Time and Your Life Back Under Control

Stress Management Through Organization: Get Your Time and Your Life Back Under Control:

"You know that getting your life under control will reduce the stress you endure every day. If you’re willing to make some adjustments, things can change. You’ll have to practice better self-management.

Improving self-management involves a process. It’s not complicated, but it’s not going to happen overnight. It requires you to stop digging yourself into a hole and figuring out a better way to get things done."

Time Management - How to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Time Management - How to Improve Your Time Management Skills:

"Do you often feel like you have more things to do than you have time to do them? Here are tips to help you improve your time management skills both at work and at home.

* Keep Prioritized 'to do' Lists: List tasks you must complete in order of priority (most important to least important). Cross off items as you complete them.

* Schedule Breaks: Schedule breaks at regular times. You'll be less likely to goof off when you should be working.

* Learn to Delegate: Don't try to do it all yourself. Assign jobs to others.

* Get Organized: It's much easier to accomplish tasks if your work area is organized. "

The Teacher Report: Tips for Packing Up Your Clas... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: Tips for Packing Up Your Clas... - WeAreTeachers:

"1. Pack in Zones: Pack everything that goes in your desk in one box, everything that goes on the bookshelf in one box and everything that goes in your technology center in one box. Seems like a simple concept, but a lot of exhausted teachers just toss everything into boxes and end up with a huge organizational milestone when back-to-school hits.

2. Plan Ahead: Set aside all of the things you'll need first when school starts again—scissors, your stapler, your computer password—and put them into a box. Place that box in an easy-to-find spot so you'll see it first thing when you come back to school. "

Read the whole thing here:
http://community.weareteachers.com/t5/WeAreTeachers-Blog/The-Teacher-Report-Tips-for-Packing-Up-Your-Classroom-Quickly/ba-p/6143

Children and Clutter

Children and Clutter:

"Too much stuff can stunt a child's ability to play, learn and grow. Fortunately, Peter says there are some key strategies that parents can put into action in order to get their children to clean up, find structure, and develop good organization skills for life:

* Model what you want your kids to do. When it comes to clutter and organization, Peter says parents must lead by example and keep their own bedrooms, bathrooms, cars, closets and other spaces clean. 'Kids learn from what they see far more than from what they hear,' Peter says.
* Get your children involved in the process. Don't just pick up after your kids—rather, work together to come up with clutter solutions and a system for organizing. 'If your kids are involved in the activity, I guarantee you they'll be way more inclined to follow through on that stuff because they're invested in how it was set up,' Peter says.
* Think of organization as a life skill. Parents should teach their children about the value of being organized and tidy just as they would stress the importance of homework or other extracurricular activities, Peter says. 'The life skill of being responsible for what you own, taking care of it and putting it away when you're done with it—that's a skill that's critical to [his or her] growth and"

Conquering Clutter

Conquering Clutter:

"If you had to step over piles of clothes, papers and unidentifiable 'stuff' just to get to your computer, you're not alone. Organizational guru Peter Walsh, host of TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, says millions of Americans are drowning in clutter.

Studies show that although families are smaller, homes are larger than ever. Even with more square feet of living space, many Americans still fill attics, basements and storage units with stuff. Peter blames overstuffed spaces on our super-size mentality. 'We're in a culture that says more is better,' he says. 'We've been led to believe that things bring us happiness.'

For more than 10 years, Peter has helped pack rats organize their homes and reclaim their lives. His techniques go well beyond color-coded boxes and plastic storage bins. Peter says he helps people uncover what's really going on underneath all that junk, which often leads to life-changing breakthroughs.

'[Stuff] robs people of so much,' he says. 'If your house is full of stuff, all the blessings that could fill your house can't get in. The stuff takes over. It robs you psychologically. You can't be at peace.'

Don't distress over your mess—learn to conquer your clutter one room at a time."

Get Out the Door Faster

Get Out the Door Faster:

"Prepack Kids' Lunches
For many busy moms and dads, rush hour starts as soon as the alarm clock sounds. Between packing lunches, making breakfasts and helping with last-minute assignments, most parents don't have a moment to spare in the morning.

Instead of starting your day by chasing the school bus down the street or stressing over misplaced math homework, use these strategies to simplify your morning routine.

When it's time to pack lunches, who has time to cut the crusts off sandwiches in the morning? Save time by prepacking your kids' meals the night before."

Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Space

Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Space:

"Make the Most of Your Space
By Peter Walsh
Organize for Function

After you've tackled the superficial clutter, cleared a little space in your home and can see what's really important, it's time to tackle the different rooms in your home and organize in a way where you'll get the most function in each space. All it takes is a three-step process."

YouTube - askthedecorator's Channel

YouTube - askthedecorator's Channel:

"Ask the Decorator is a weekly, Internet show that follows me, Meghan Carter, across the U.S. as I find the best tips, techniques and products to use when decorating your home.
Name: Meghan
To discover more about me and my travels, visit my blog, http://blog.askthedecorator.co m, for the latest Ask the Decorator news, stories from my trip and great decorating tips."

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