When you are balancing work, home, meals, kids, volunteer work, and a million other things — margin is your secret tool and super power! Margin takes discipline and forethought, and it will be one small thing you can change in how you plan your day that will make a tremendous difference. Starting today.
I don’t want to be busy for the sake of being busy. Do you? Sometimes, we make ourselves busy in order to avoid dealing with the crummy tasks and situations. And sometimes we stay busy to give the illusion that we are important or accomplishing tasks. And most often, we are busy — thinking we are doing what’s on the list, but we never make forward progress.
Spring is here and you’re itching to start purging the house and say good-bye to the winter blues. I’m right there with you! But spring is also a season where graduations and end of school year activities start to pop up. Which means more things on our calendar and less time to get it all done. So we need to get a jump on figuring out how it is all going to get accomplished.
All the paper in your household fits into three categories. That’s it. Three categories and all those piles will be organized and have function. You’re thinking, how could it be that easy? That’s just it. We make productivity and organization way too complicated.
Understandably so, setting a goal to lose 200 pounds would feel impossible. But 5 pounds at a time is manageable and realistic. And that’s my challenge to you for 2021. Not to lose weight, but to be realistic in your productivity goals. Don’t shoot for the moon on January 1, but start building the launch deck to get there.
We know it’s coming — or is already happening — so let’s be intentional to make space in your home and schedule. These ways will reduce your stressful moments and add to the magic of the season!
Are you busy all day and yet never get anything accomplished? You can feel incredibly discouraged when you get nothing done in a day. You are not alone in this frustration!
Like most businesses in the past 3 months, it’s been incredibly challenging to not be doing “business as usual.” And digesting the fact that going forward things will forever look different in how we operate face-to-face. In the organizing and productivity industry, we are getting creative to be sure we still keep families operating on […]
Organizer gives times on how to stay sane now that your kids are at home all day.
The Proper Place is celebrating GO Month2020 with the national association, NAPO, to help people maintain resolutions and minimize clutter across Siouxland. The phrase ‘Get Organized’ is in the top ten most Googled phrases at the start of the year. By the end of January many people will have given up on their resolution for […]
My inspiration behind writing the workbook, Organizing with Intention. Years ago I had a vision of helping women love their lives. Love themselves. I looked around and saw women who were offering so much of themselves to their families and communities, yet they never had anything left for themselves. Usually, the “extra” energy went back […]
There are myths we all believe about productivity and time. Myths we buy into without even realizing it. If I work harder, I’ll get there. If I sleep less, I’ll get more done. I’m just not wired that way. It’s not my responsibility. These perspectives and stories can be a road block without us realizing […]