Your grandmother may have told you so: there is a good time for everything. Well, bless your nana’s wisdom, because she was right. Ironically, I’m now writing this post in my after lunch dip, where I shoud’ve done it this morning, because my mornings are a good time for writing.
Patterns in nature
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By johannatime On October 22, 2014 No Comments
What’s your to do list like? Is it making you more productive? Or does it rather make you procrastinate? Do you have a functional to do list at all? Or do you have a list, but for most tasks you actually short cut the list? Are there any very sticky tasks onClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On October 11, 2014 No Comments
When you have a to do list and then complete the tasks and cross them off, you know what I am talking about. In fact, everyone I know, who ever made a task list, gets an incredible boost of satisfaction when they manage to tick the ‘done’ box. No exceptions.
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By johannatime On October 1, 2014 2 Comments
Do you pack away and organise the contents of your bag the moment you get home? Or is your bag planted on a table or tossed in a corner, not to be looked at until the next day? Often, a bag holds ‘actionables': Reminders of things you need to do. A business card from someoneClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 22, 2014 No Comments
When there is a lot on your plate, work and life can feel overwhelming. Overwhelm can cause paralysis and then you get the awkward situation of being crazy busy and getting nothing done: ‘it is all too much’. So how many projects is enough? Of course, that depends.
The Getting Things Done® (GTD®) definition of a project is in short: every outcomeClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On September 11, 2014 No Comments
Cleaning and decluttering are some of those things you don’t really look forward to doing, but when the work is done, you feel light and fresh, and after all it wasn’t so bad. In Australia, where I live, spring has started, so it is time for a spring clean. No matter the season, I recon a spring clean is always good for you.
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By johannatime On September 1, 2014 No Comments
When you are busy all day sorting out tiny details, replying to yesterday’s e-mails, responding to missed calls and voice mails, fixing loose ends, you’ll feel that you haven’t done a thing. And that, in a way, is true.
I dedicate this post to my wonderful friend Julie who is not always as organised as she’d like to be, but who casually mentioned to be an advocateClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On August 22, 2014 No Comments
Do you struggle and hurry early in the morning? Does getting dressed overwhelm you sometimes? Not quite a calm way to start a productive day! Do you have time for a proper breakfast? Excercise? Your daily review even? Getting ready in the morning is a breeze when you have a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe has very limited pieces that mix and match conveniently, whilst creatingClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On August 11, 2014 No Comments
Do you have a boring office? That’s good. Because boring will not distract you. In an environment that is clear and clean, calm and quiet, consistent and predictable, you can focus on your priority without the overwhelm and excitement. Save the noise for your Friday afternoon drinks.
You may have heard of ‘clean calm and consistent’ as a parenting principle? Professionals, in this regard, are similar to children. I would even argue that this tripleClick here to continue reading
By johannatime On August 1, 2014 No Comments
Are you sometimes annoyed by an e-mail? Or even offended? Do you agree that there are too many e-mails in your inbox, that they are too long, and often unclear? I am a true advocate for good manners and mutual respect amongst coworkers and professionals, so let’s make this world a better place: You can only change yourself, so here’s the habit of theClick here to continue reading