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How To Organize

5 Reasons to Organize Your Important Documents Now

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It has always been important to organize your important documents and even more so now because of the global pandemic. These documents must be organized so that they are easy to access when you need them. Many of them  contain sensitive and privileged information. You do not want to leave them hanging out in the open. Keep them secure and away from prying eyes. 1. Reduce Stress and Anxiety Clearly, we are more relaxed when we are not worried, full of stress or anxious. This applies to almost any topic. When there is a crisis the important documents, I am…

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Choices to Make as We Live With Covid-19

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Happy Mothers’ Day!  This is a picture I took of my mother in 2002. We spent 2 weeks together touring gorgeous gardens in England as part of a tour lead by the National Trust. I treasure that time. As we celebrate mothers and I am remembering my mother I want to talk about the choices to make as we move past coping with Covid-19 and onto living with this virus.   Three Rs This past week I was watching the early morning news on 11Alive as I do every morning and caught an interview with a mental health professional from…

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Feeling Out Of Sorts? Organize Your Day

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Are you feeling out of sorts? You know, sort of blah? Well, I think you probably have realized you are not alone. Many of us are feeling that way. One day sort of blends into the next. There is not a whole lot to distinguish one day from another. My cousin gave me this analogy. It is like having continual snow days without the snow. Another friend said it is like New Years’ Day every day because there is no traffic and most of the stores are closed. I thought that was a very fitting remark. I thought up some…

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How to Organize Your Time, Take Care of Your Children, & Work from Home

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This is a tall order. Organizing your time, taking care of your children and working are three separate and distinct activities. Yet, here we are. These are challenging times. We are asked to work from home and schools are closed. In times past, we would have looked for guidance or some tried and true advice for how to navigate these rough waters. As luck would have it, none of us have ever been in this situation before. I bet that there will be several books on this very topic when we come out the other side of Covid-19. What is…

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How To Organize Your Time and Why You Want To

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We all know you can’t organize your time. You can only organize how you spend your time. None of us have more than 24 hours in a day. You can’t bank time even though we talk about time as if it was a currency to spend and save. While it’s wonderful to let the day and time to unfold around us, that is a luxury in which few of us can indulge ourselves. There are certain things, like your job or your responsibilities which make specific demands on your time. I learned the expression: demands on your time from productivity…

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How to Organize for a Move to a New Home

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Learn how to organize for a move to a new home. Moving is a stressful endeavor. Read these tips and they will reduce some of the anxiety and thus relieve your stress.  Whether you are selling your home and then moving down the road, moving from apartment to apartment, or preparing to move across the country into your first home there are some simple steps to follow so that your move can be as stress-free as possible. Timeline Create a realistic timeline for yourself. If you are single this is a fairly simple process. Answer these questions for yourself. If…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? You’re Not Alone

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Feeling overwhelmed can stump even the most productive of us. We can’t expect ourselves to do everything all the time. Do it all We think we can do it all, all the time: manage our home, take care of the children, maintain a relationship with our partner, go to work, tend the garden, take care of the pets, keep up with the laundry, make yummy meals and the list goes on. Technology doesn’t help Technology adds to feeling overwhelmed. We are constantly bombarded by technology. Our phones make different sounds to indicate a text was received, an email has arrived,…

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

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Benjamin Franklin is credited with coming up with a lengthier version of this saying. Sir Winston Churchill created his own version. Both these wise leaders are letting us know that if you don’t have a plan you will most likely fail at whatever it is you are attempting. Why Plan? The best reason to plan is to succeed. When you have a plan, you don’t float through the day letting whatever happens to happen. You get things done. Your appointments and job are scheduled. You can fit other tasks like errands, chores, and self-care around the scheduled events. If you…

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Plan to Be On Time

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I imagine you plan to be on time to your appointments. I don’t know about you, but I love to be on time or early. I always have either a book, a magazine, or a clipped article to read with me. And, there is always Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to catch up on. So, if I’m early I have plenty to keep myself occupied for the time I wait. Respect When I make an appointment with someone, I show that I respect the time they have allotted to share with me by planning to be on time. Being on time…

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Prepare to Write Your Thank You Notes

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It’s easier to write your thank you notes when you are prepared. Make a mental note that this is your intention. We know that buying gifts, wrapping them and making sure the person receives them takes a lot of thought. It is a sign of good manners to express your thanks within a reasonable amount of time. Before the holidays Before the holidays, we organize our list of gifts to buy. Make sure we have plenty of wrapping paper, ribbon, scotch tape, and tags. The final step is to either send the gifts to the recipients or bring them with…

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