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How to Clear the Congestion in your Schedule or in your Space

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Clear the Congestion in your Schedule or in your Space

The sneezing season is coming. In North Carolina, spring is met with a smile — and a sniffle — as thousands of pine trees shower our homes, cars, and heads with a yellow-green pollen. People begin to complain about allergies and the congestion that goes along with it. Congestion is an interesting word. In addition to mentioning our noses, we often use the word to refer to traffic. After all, congestion means: to fill to excess; to overcrowd or overburden; or to clog. But the idea of congestion brings to our organizing minds the idea of a...

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Tackling the “Get Organized” Resolution

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Tackling the “Get Organized” Resolution

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to “get organized,” don’t worry — there’s still time to do that this year. Before we get started with the details, let’s talk about a change of mindset that must take place. Let’s change the word “resolution” to “goal.” New Year’s resolutions have a short-term feeling and have a habit of falling by the wayside shortly after they are made. Sometimes people joke with friends about how long (or not!) they were able to keep their resolutions. Furthermore, people often feel that once they have...

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5 Practices to Anchor Your Attention to Increase Productivity

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Practices to Anchor Your Attention to Increase Productivity

I don’t know a lot about boating, but I do know that if you want to stay put in water, you use a strong anchor. Likewise, if you want to stay in your slip at a dock, you tie down with strong ropes. Securing a ship in place is not unlike the need to anchor our attention to our tasks and projects. We just get started on a task, when we get interrupted. It could be from your phone or email. A person (or pet) may enter your space. You click on an interesting looking link while doing research via the internet. Your own thoughts can distract...

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“I Don’t Understand Why …” – ADHD and Organizing

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

“I Don’t Understand Why …” – ADHD and Organizing

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition affecting children and adults in a variety of ways. Some of the common characteristics include: Inattention involves difficulty sustaining attention to task, attending to details, organizing spaces and tasks, etc. Hyperactivity includes fidgeting and related activities Impulsivity such as interrupting In our crazy-busy society, many people have some of the characteristics of ADHD and some have self-diagnosed themselves as having ADHD. In reality, ADHD can only be diagnosed...

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How to Increase the Organization and Productivity in Your ADHD Brain

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Increase the Organization and Productivity in Your ADHD Brain

Disorganization can wreak havoc on our lives no matter what the cause(s). This last article about reasons for disorganization will address the brain-based condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A brief definition of ADHD is that it is a brain-based deficit which results in an insufficiency in the ability to control attention. It is much more complex and presents itself in many different ways. However, the three hallmarks of any potential ADHD symptom is that it must be persistent, pervasive and impairing. Download...

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Stuffing the Days of the Week

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Stuffing the Days of the Week

“Why does stuff keep piling up?” “How did all of this stuff get here?” These are questions/exclamations we hear often. Indeed, the constant accumulation of stuff seems a mystery to many. You may have heard of the one in-one out expectation. Many people only consider this idea in the context of purchasing clothes. So if you buy a shirt, one of your existing shirts needs to be deleted in some fashion. Of course, one in-one out only maintains the amount of stuff you have. If you want to decrease your stuff, then you must practice the...

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Procrastination is a Waste of Time

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Procrastination is a Waste of Time

Let’s face it; almost everyone procrastinates at some point. But procrastination rarely serves us well. When you are procrastinating, you are only deferring action. You are also deciding to do another activity instead of the task at hand. So in a world where time is precious commodity, let’s explore some tools to fight procrastination during the workday. Diagnose the reason for the procrastination and take action against the cause. For example, maybe you don’t have enough information to complete the task. Acquire the information or enlist the...

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How to Delegate and Decline for Better Time Management

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Delegate and Decline for Better Time Management

Are you busy? The following anonymous quote may echo what you are thinking: Beware of the barrenness of a busy life. So how do you go from a busy, frazzled life to a productive and fulfilling one? You begin by implementing appropriate tools and creating helpful habits. Let’s get started. Determination Did you know that you can choose to declutter your schedule? That’s right. Organizing time starts with making choices. I hear you say, “But I don’t have choices!” Let’s see what we can do to change that perception. Each day we make dozens of...

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How to End Lateness (& Organize Your Time More Effectively)

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to End Lateness (& Organize Your Time More Effectively)

Do you tend to run late, early, or right on time? If you tend to run late, are you tardy for everything or just certain activities? Yes, I want you to take a moment and really answer these questions! If you are usually on-time or early, you can stop reading now. If you are regularly behind schedule, this post is for you. Step #1 Determine when you are late. Is it for work or personal appointments? Is it a certain type of appointment or when you are meeting certain people? Maybe you’re often tardy when you meet friends because...

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How ADHD Affects Organizing

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How ADHD Affects Organizing

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition affecting children and adults in a variety of ways. Some of the common characteristics include: inattention involves difficulty sustaining attention to task, attending to details, organizing spaces and tasks, etc. hyperactivity includes fidgeting and related activities impulsivity such as interrupting In our crazy-busy society, many people have some of the characteristics of ADHD and some have self-diagnosed themselves as having ADHD. In reality, ADHD can only be diagnosed...

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