Time Management

One big part of managing your time is figuring out how much time you spend on each task. With a world wide web of distractions one browser click away, electronic organizing can take much longer than you expect. With a paper planner, completing a task is as simple as pulling out your planner, checking off …

Color Coded Schedule

Prioritize your daily tasks and keep track of progress towards personal and career goals using color. I use yellow to highlight tasks that must be completed that day. Pink indicates activities or plans after work.  With a busy work schedule it can be easy to forget other plans you have made.  I’ve found highlighting these …

We’re approaching the end of June, so that means that we’re almost half a year away from our New Year’s Resolutions. How have your goals held up this year? June is the perfect time for reviewing your goals, celebrating your successes, and recalibrating your plans for the rest of the year. As you go over …

National Memo Day

Take this down: May 21st is National Memo Day. Fun Facts: In 1968, a chemist at the 3M company was trying to develop a super-strength adhesive, but instead created a low-tack, reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. 22 years later, in 1980, they finally figured out how to use this adhesive, and the Post-It Note was born. The …

The Basics of Organizing

You can say a lot about organization specifics – the best way to organize a junk drawer, great strategies for handling bills, or the proper order for your medicine cabinet. Sometimes, though, it’s just handy to live by basic organization principles and apply them where needed. Try applying these basic organizing rules to your daily …

Clean Up Your Schedule

Have you ever heard of burnout? It’s a term used to describe a mental state, similar to depression, which comes from excess stress over a long period of time. It can lead to decreased motivation at your job, more apathy and neglect in your personal relationships, and even more illness due to a decreased immune …

Simplifying December

December is a month to spend with family. Sometimes though, it’s a month spent as your family’s air traffic controller, keeping track of holiday parties, school concerts, classroom treat days, and family traditions. Here are five tips to help you simplify your December and reclaim some quality time with your family. 1.      Organize Your Holiday …

Simplifying December

December is a month to spend with family. Sometimes though, it’s a month spent as your family’s air traffic controller, keeping track of holiday parties, school concerts, classroom treat days, and family traditions. Here are five tips to help you simplify your December and reclaim some quality time with your family. 1.      Organize Your Holiday …

Are You Wasting Time Trying to Get Organized?

By Monica Friel Have you ever been motivated to organize your desk/office space and gotten lost in the details? Have you made a plan to get organized and found yourself wasting time trying to figure out how to print the perfect, color-coded file labels? Too often we find ourselves having good intentions to get organized, but …