Posts Tagged ‘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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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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collections of information

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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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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Everything in it’s own space

By johannatime On July 21, 2013 No Comments
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Is the stapler frequently lost? Your bicycle often in your way? Or is there any loose gear hanging around that lives a nomadic life around your habitat?

Then this is probably the most simplistic yet fundamental organising tip I have for you: grant every item you have its own space. Somewhere:

  • Practical
  • Logic
  • Spacious

Stray items cause distraction. And distraction forces you to multitask. And

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A creative mess vs a swamp of clutter

By johannatime On July 7, 2013 No Comments
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Do you claim you need your mess to be creative, so cleaning up and packing away is your last priority? Well, you may be right. Or you may be completely wrong. Some would procrastinate on their tasks by cleaning the entire office or home before even considering to start working. There is logic in that approach:

  • Cleaning is easy because you’ve done it many
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Optimise your concentration span with Activity Based Working

By johannatime On January 21, 2013 2 Comments
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Last week I posted some technical information about Activity Based Working in the Information Age. In this article I’ll explain why it works so well for your productivity and concentration span.

You may have noticed that places you go sometimes have a certain ‘mood’ attached to it? Like stepping into a café suddenly makes you realise

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Why Activity Based Working is more suitable for working in the Information Age

By johannatime On January 14, 2013 No Comments
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The point of the industrial revolution was to make the production of things more efficient. Products were produced in factories along an assembly line by workers who would perform a repetitive task. At the end of the conveyor the product was delivered.

Not long after the rise of the industrial era, we gradually merged into

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Why working from a cafe works so well for some

By johannatime On January 8, 2013 4 Comments
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Working from a café can be a convenient way to spend time productively yet being amongst people and getting out of the house or the office. For some, it works really well, and they get a lot more done. Let’s take a look at how that works, and how different

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Single tasking and visual silence

By johannatime On November 23, 2012 No Comments
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Single tasking saves you tons of time

Trying to do two things at the same time is nothing but switching between them as fast as you can. The switching itself takes time and energy. The more switching, the more time wasted. On average, the switching is as time consuming as is the actual tasks you switch

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