When you go on vacation, you map out your plans. If you’re flying somewhere, you map out the best flight plan. If you’re driving, you map out the directions ahead of time. So why wouldn’t you spend the same amount of time on your family map?
Organizing can become an easier task when you learn to compartmentalize to organize. When I ran a daycare, the children were taught how to sort & categorize at one of our learning centers. By doing these exercises, they eventually learned how to compartmentalize their things, then organize. I had the parents bring 10 – 20 of one type of item, in a bag, to the center. I gave each child the same size container, then mixed up the items in one big bin and dumped them into the center of the floor. The kids were to choose “one item,” then find all that looked like it and put them in their bin.
By the time the exercise was over, the kids saw that everyone had the same things separated into different bins. This was the first step in teaching them to sort and categorize. The next step Continue reading
Journey of The Busy Woman – Blocking Time is Smart!
Blocking Time Works
You all would be very proud of me these past few days. I used my time management technique of blocking time to work on projects throughout the week. One of the projects was to organize my little bookcase in my new office space. It was such a small thing, yet it felt great.
All I have to say is… Blocking time is SMART!
Small baby steps are more manageable than trying to complete an entire project in one sitting. It just took convincing myself to stop after short bursts.
I’m not sure if you heard, but Adobe’s database was hacked in October 2013. So without giving details, let’s just say it’s taken me a long time to go through my list, make sure the sites I’ve subscribed to are still active, and then update my info. This has been on my to-do list since November, when I got back from my travel adventure.
So here it is, the last week of February! The past few days consisted of errands, projects, and resting. I’m slowly chipping away at my to-do list. The to-do list however, is not ruling my days. Each day I wake up and strive to Continue reading
Life is sometimes hard. It’s difficult to know what to do or how to handle things thrown our way. But this is life, and like I tell my kids, deal with it the best you can and move on. Or in this case, keep on keeping on.
How – you ask?
1. Call people you know you can call, for help.
2. Stock up on healthy, quick meals & snacks for your home and office.
3. Stay in bed that extra five minutes.
4. Take daily vitamins.
5. Take a break during the day to eat! (I think most of us Continue reading