Best wishes to all our readers for a healthy, happy and prosperous coming year. May all your goals for the year be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and accomplished by this time next year!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Many of you are opening up the holiday decorations, unpacking boxes and bins and joining in festivities with lights, wreaths, Christmas tree ornaments and those special holiday decorations that live on the mantel. Problem is, every year there are a few more to add to the mix. Can anyone remember how to get them all back in the box? Packing up those boxes in January can be worse than that 1,000 piece puzzle at the cottage, full of sky and water, that no one has ever finished.
Taking a picture before everything comes out of the box can be helpful. Take a quick photo, print and tape to the top of the box. Letter the photo be the memory. Now you can enjoy the festivities.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
For individuals managing ADD, learning to manage time can be an ongoing challenge. Professional organizers and ADD coaches often encourage the use of timers to make sure hyper-focus doesn't cause the swallowing of hours and hours of time scheduled for something else.
Here's an idea I created for a young client whose tremendous creativity sent me searching for an alternate timing device. Create a set of playlists for yourself on your mp3 player for various lengths of time. One might be 5 Min Playlist, another 10 Min Playlist etc. When you have a task to complete or a job that you need to focus for a designated time, plug in and turn on your playlist that matches that period of time. It may take a couple of attempts before you figure out the genre of music that works for a 10 minute end-of-day-get-stuff-off-the-floor task versus a 30 minute I-really-have-to-enter-in-my-expenses-today-if-i-want-to-be-reimbursed-this-month type task.
Have fun with it - its a perfect personalized tool to support your time management.