Posts Tagged ‘time’

A productive meeting is your responsibility

By johannatime On July 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you like meetings? If you don’t, that’s probably because you think they are a waste of time. For a busy professional, meetings cause two problems: 1) they take time from you schedule and 2) you get more to do’s on your list. Therefore, they’d better be worth your while. Do you blame the chairperson? Here’s what you can, no,

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Habit of the month April: Create extra time and never be late

By johannatime On April 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month will increase your productivity as well as keep you calm around stressful and time sensitive moments, when everybody else is in a hurry. Maybe you know that feeling, that you don’t want to be late for a meeting or an

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Reduce stress: Reduce your options

By johannatime On January 30, 2015 No Comments
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Having lots to do is a stressful state of mind. The thought of all the things that should be done is overwhelming. It paralyses you to the point where your productivity drops to zero. Do you have too many things to do on your list, or worse, on your mind? Getting nothing done? Please read

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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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Habit of the month September: Big Rocks First

By johannatime On September 1, 2014 No Comments
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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

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Simplify your morning routine: dress with less

By johannatime On August 22, 2014 2 Comments
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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

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Parkinson’s law always applies. Use it!

By johannatime On May 11, 2014 No Comments
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Parkinson’s law is a principle to make use of for your benefit and your productivity. Once you find out how it works and how it applies to all you do, you’ll get much more done, and there will be time for the things you’d like to last forever. Or doing nothing.

You probably recognise some of

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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



Using and abusing your calendar

By johannatime On October 27, 2013 2 Comments
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Do you use a calendar? I think you do. Are you making good use of it? Check this post to see if you’re doing good or could do even better:

Your calendar is your schedule for tasks that are to be done at a certain date and time. You hold a

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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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