Jan 08

The Anatomy of an Effective Planner

How many calendars do you have? How many to-do lists, Post-Its, half-used planners, and random scraps of paper litter the bottom of your bag or your workspace? Maybe you’ve got electronic planning clutter: unused apps, multiple calendars, or a whole lot of time-wasters disguised as productivity tools. Whether you’re a… more >

Oct 22

Get 2 Things Done Free Download

The Get 2 Things Done tool is a fun, flexible way to prioritize your to do list. Head over to Design Sponge for the full explanation of how the system works. Go with the full color version, or print out the coloring book version and color it in yourself. You… more >

Jul 10

How to Always be on Time

Although I’ve always been annoyingly punctual, I struggled with the holy-crap-I-have-to-leave-RIGHT-NOW! mad dash after losing track of time in the morning. I’d be mostly ready to go and get sidetracked answering emails or reading blogs, which led to a chaotic and stressful throwing together of myself and stuff and running out the… more >

May 08

Wednesday Tip: Use Blocking and Themes to Streamline Your Schedule

If you feel like you’re constantly jumping from task to task and always behind schedule (if you even have a schedule), try time blocking or theme days to feel more in control. Studies have shown how ineffective multitasking is, but we still persist in ping-ponging about our day. Try one… more >

Nov 28

Wednesday Tip: Add 2 Weeks to Your Year

The average American loses 1 hour every day looking for misplaced stuff.  That’s 2 weeks every year!  Make a list of what you would do with 2 extra weeks every year; that’s your organizing motivation.  Maybe it’s a trip you want to take, more time to spend with friends and… more >

Feb 09

The Standing Desk

  I started half-heartedly researching standing desks a while ago, but it wasn’t until recently that I got serious about finding out if a standing desk could help me. I wasn’t thrilled with sitting at my desk or table for hours on end. My back hurt and I felt like… more >