Posts Tagged ‘office space’

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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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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Why filing should be a joy, and how to do that!

By johannatime On April 22, 2014 No Comments
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A difficult filing structure will make you procrastinate. A poor one will make you feel overwhelmed and waste time on searching. A good filing system supports your productivity when it is a joy to use. You can focus on your work, not the chores.

Do you have ‘to be filed’ stacks of paper laying around

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Maintenance = moving forward

By johannatime On April 11, 2014 No Comments
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Applying maintenance is amongst the most undervalued, underestimated and invisible aspects of productivity and smart working. By maintaining your work organisation, you prevent overwhelm and you tackle procrastination before it occurs.

There are days sometimes when you think you did nothing, because you worked on e-mail backlog or culling your files. Or whatever it was you did, it was in order to keep up with the crazy pace of the day. Depending on Click here to continue reading



The collection trap: why we all have collections even without knowing it

By johannatime On November 30, 2013 No Comments
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It seems like humans are hardwired to collect. Collections are often consuming more time, space and energy than they give you back, compromising your productivity and your focus. And why would you collect?

  • It’s hard to let go of things. The moment you own something, you allocate a higher value to it than before it was yours. That
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What is Activity Based Working? A new office concept explained in a nutshell

By johannatime On September 22, 2013 12 Comments
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New offices are built every day, and you may have heard of this new office concept ‘Activity Based Working‘ or ‘ABW’, already? At the COMCARE 2013 national conference I attended last week in Canberra, many were not aware of the idea behind ABW. It’s time to explain.

Activity

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Minimalism at work

By johannatime On September 15, 2013 2 Comments
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This blog post is different. Usually, I explain to you how things work for me and my clients. Today, I’m confused, and I ask you what you think. Because I’m researching the concept of minimalism, and I’m unsure if I’m ‘getting’ it. So please share your thoughs in the comments, or drop me a line via Twitter @johannatime.

In my attempt to understand minimalism, and after some

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