Many Tasks and Little Time — Templates Help You Get Things Done

When you have many tasks and little time, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm. And, unfortunately, once you start feeling overwhelmed, you’re even less likely to get to the many tasks that keep piling up. Overwhelm slows you down. It’s like static that takes up space in your head and makes decisions much more difficult…

5 Outside the Box Ideas to Free Your Creativity

Thinking outside the box isn’t always something that comes naturally. And yet, if there’s a surefire way to jump-start your creativity, or get you moving again when you are stuck, it’s to enlist your outside the box thinking and energy. One of our Finding Time Tips suggests stepping outside of the box. And that prompted…

How to Review Your Plans for a More Productive Day

When you review your plans you aren’t just looking back. You’re giving yourself a roadmap for moving ahead. In recent posts here on the blog we’ve been looking at ways to effectively manage your to-do list. We started with planning and then moved to prioritizing and paring down your list. Now, last but not least,…

How to Pare Down Your To-Do List and Relieve Unnecessary Stress

When you pare down your to-do list, you let yourself see the forest rather than getting lost and overwhelmed amongst the trees. Just stop and think about it. How many tasks are you juggling on most days? And how many of them do you actually get done? Indeed, when it comes to stress reduction, decluttering…

Want a Doable To-Do List? Start with Planning.

Having a doable to-do list is a huge relief. But how do you move from overwhelming to doable? I mean, we all know that finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge. So how will planning help? Getting to Doable Let’s take a step back and look at a slightly…

Simplify and Declutter — It’s Much Easier Than You Think It Is

Finding time to simplify and declutter is a game-changer. And yet, if you’ve got ‘simplify and declutter’ on your to-do list, are you inclined to shy away from it? How often does it get bumped to the bottom of your list? The fact is that this activity is often on our radar, but on more…

The 3 Column Method — Your Key to More Effective Planning

What do I mean by the 3 Column Method? And how does it help you with your planning? Well, using schedules and to-do lists is a time management skill that many of you are familiar with.  So, this is a variation on these tools that can help you fine-tune them. Using it you’ll increase your…