Posts Tagged ‘declutter’

Habit of the month July: Inbox zero

By johannatime On July 1, 2015 No Comments
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So many people dream of it: an empty e-mail inbox. Even if it was only once! Agreed, having none in ‘in’ feels amazing. Imagine granting this awesome gift to yourself on a daily basis: you’d finally get some work done, be tremendously productive and not get paralysed by overwhelm, or even slightly distracted. This ultimate state of joyful control is within arm’s reach, so please continue

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Culling your Someday Maybe List

By johannatime On April 30, 2015 No Comments
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Do you have countless plans for the future? Ideas and leaps to take for your business and your career? Travel ambitions? Ideas for building or improving your home? Courses you’d like to take and challenges you might commit to? I had hundreds. Most of them will never be realised, because eventually, they’ll appear to be not relevant enough

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Things don’t stay fresh by themselves

By johannatime On February 10, 2015 No Comments
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Quality work requires a calm and neat space free from distractions. So providing a good working environment for yourself is vital for your productivity, and indeed, it also makes work a lot more enjoyable. And if you think it’s your boss, your clients, or your co-workers who are making a mess, you are wrong!

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After Christmas decluttering party

By johannatime On January 10, 2015 No Comments
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Not sure about yours, but my home and life are always a bit of a mess after Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Routines are interrupted with visitors around, or us visiting, and presents need to find a new home somewhere in our house, or elsewhere. My my dear friend Do discovered decluttering after a big new year’s clean up last

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The blessing of a tiny space

By johannatime On December 11, 2014 No Comments
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A big office holds more furniture and things than a closet size one. A large home is filled with more posessions than a tiny cottage. You may think bigger is better, but today I will demonstrate it is not. So much time is wasted organising and packing away stuff each day. So many people are overwhelmed by

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Habit of the month October: Unpack your bag

By johannatime On October 1, 2014 2 Comments
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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

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Spring clean!

By johannatime On September 11, 2014 No Comments
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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

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Clear Calm Consistent

By johannatime On August 11, 2014 No Comments
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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

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What Goldilocks teaches you about productivity

By johannatime On July 11, 2014 No Comments
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Have you got tasks on your list that are too hard? You are likely to procrastinate on them, and you’ll feel overwhelmed, too. When tasks are too easy, on the other hand, you will feel bored and not productive. Goldilocks, the girl who breaks into the three bears’ house, can teach you an important lesson about productivity.

Goldilocks and porridge,

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The e-mail diet

By johannatime On February 22, 2014 No Comments
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How many e-mails are delivered into your inbox every day? If it’s less than 20 you’re doing fine and you can stop reading. Most inboxes, however, collect crazy volumes, overwhelming the owner completely. How do you keep track of all this information and still be productive? Is there anything else you do but e-mail processing? Do you procrastinate on your other work because e-mail

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