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How to avoid multitasking

11/12/2019
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This is podcast 131: how to avoid multitasking. By now you’ve heard, if not from me, then from many others, that multitasking is a bad idea. That’s true. It’s not effective. It makes your work take longer, you’ll make more mistakes and it increases your chances of not finishing the main thing you need to do because you’ve gone down so many rabbit holes. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more....

Duration:00:06:29

All or nothing thinking

10/29/2019
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This is Podcast 130 and it’s about the danger of all or nothing thinking. This kind of thinking can get you energized about an organizing project or even ongoing maintenance when you’re on the “all” side of the equation, but it has obvious drawbacks when you end up on the “nothing” side. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas...

Duration:00:06:10

Track others' work

10/16/2019
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Podcast 129: Track others' work. Recently I consulted with someone about making sure to do’s got done at work. But not his to do’s, his assistant’s. He’s a pretty organized guy. He gets things done and so do others in his office. He trusts his assistant. But every once in a while something slips through the cracks. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges...

Duration:00:05:51

Time scorpions

10/3/2019
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Podcast #128 is about finding the hidden ways your time is being spent. These are things that are hiding in plain sight but we don’t notice them because they’re always there, or we discount how much time they take, or they are so habitual that we truly can’t see them. But it’s not about rooting them out. It’s about noticing them. * The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk...

Duration:00:06:26

Tidy vs. organized

9/19/2019
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#127: Tidy vs. organized. A lot of the time, they go together. If your possessions have homes and make sense and they get put back in those homes when not in use, tidiness will usually result. If an item’s home is 2/3rds of the way down a big, precarious pile of paper, it’s organized, but not that tidy. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and...

Duration:00:06:15

Quick tips for tight spots

9/5/2019
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This is podcast 126 and it’s about quick tips to get you out of tight spots. Things you can do when you feel a bit panicked that things are out of control and you don’t know what to do next. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas and give you great ideas on how to overcome them. I offer practical suggestions. I talk about why...

Duration:00:06:51

Process, not results

8/13/2019
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This is podcast 125 and it’s about focusing on process rather than results. Someone I met recently has decided finally to declutter and get organized and is fired up about it. The time has come! Let’s go! Now! While I admire his enthusiasm, I cautioned him that his project might be a bit too ambitious. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems...

Duration:00:05:52

Interview with Stefanie Gass

7/30/2019
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This is podcast 124 and it’s an interview with mom-preneur Stefanie Gass. Her business supports and inspires female entrepreneurs, especially moms. She has a podcast, The Mompreneur Mastermind Show and courses are available on her website www.Stefaniegass.com. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas and give you great ideas on...

Duration:00:38:09

More Baby Steps

7/4/2019
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Here's a rerun of an episode I particularly like. Today's podcast is based on Simple Way #21 in my book. It's about taking baby steps to advance whatever project you're working on. When you're procrastinating on something, this is an excellent way to get over the hump of fear or intimidation or worry about starting. Because you're just taking one tiny step forward. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self...

Duration:00:06:41

Do I hate it?

6/19/2019
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This is podcast 122 and it's about adding a third question: do I hate it? I've written about Marie Kondo's favorite question: does it spark joy? And about my version, which adds a question: Do I love it? Do I need it? Now we'll add that third question that comes in handy in some situations. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those...

Duration:00:05:29

The pop out effect

6/5/2019
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This is the podcast 121 and it's about the pop out effect. The pop out effect occurs when you look at a screen of green circles and can easily identify the one red circle. It's the only one that's not green so visually it pops out at you. You don't have to think about it. It's immediate. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas...

Duration:00:06:00

Rewarding yourself

5/22/2019
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This is Podcast 120 and it's about rewarding yourself. It seems logical that having a reward to look forward to would motivate you to complete a task. You tell yourself, once I finish writing my book, I'll take a nice vacation. Once I complete the bike marathon this summer, I'll buy those new shoes I've been wanting. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about...

Duration:00:06:43

Having stuff

5/8/2019
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This is podcast 119 and it's about having stuff. Many of my shows are about this topic, of course. A lot of the time, I encourage you to have less and to get rid of things that you don't need or really want anymore. Especially things that are broken or out of date or that you haven't used in a million years. I advocate having the items you love and need, the ones that spark joy and the ones that keep your life running smoothly without extra effort. The Organize Your Life podcast is about...

Duration:00:06:25

What to do when you're overwhelmed

4/25/2019
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This is podcast 118 and it's about what to do when you're overwhelmed. Sometimes, "just do it," the subject of my previous podcast, isn't going to work. There are days when stressful situations pile up to the point where you really can't function, or you can see that you're operating way below normal and really not getting anything done. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode...

Duration:00:06:20

Just do it

4/11/2019
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This is podcast 117 and it's called Just do it! I guess I have to mention Nike so they don't sue me for co-opting their slogan. Here's some weird trivia for you. That slogan was inspired by murderer Gary Gilmore's last words before he was executed: "Let's do it." Maybe "inspired" isn't quite the right word there. Anyway, strange, huh? The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I...

Duration:00:06:40

The peril of storage space

3/26/2019
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This is podcast 116 and it's about the perils of storage space. Are you scared? You should be! I came across a post on the website Becoming Minimalist, which has some great tips on downsizing for families. This post cited statistics about how much stuff people own and how much room it takes up. Here are some of them. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about...

Duration:00:07:26

Interview with Gretchen Rubin

3/13/2019
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This is podcast 115 and it's my interview with Gretchen Rubin, author of the brand new book Outer Order, Inner Calm. The subtitle is "declutter and organize to make more room for happiness." I'm excited because this is the first time I've done an interview for the podcast and it turned out great. Gretchen was delightful to talk to. She could definitely have a second career as a professional organizer! You can find her book in my Amazon store. Click the shop link on the top menu. And here's...

Duration:00:24:35

Organizing systems for growth

3/1/2019
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This is Podcast 114 and it's about organizing systems to cope with growth and change. I'm about to start an office organizing project. This small company is growing fast and they've increased their office space by a little more than half. And suddenly chaos is busting out all over. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas and...

Duration:00:06:37

Konmari pro and con

2/12/2019
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This is Podcast 113 and it's about the Konmari method, Marie Kondo's magic way of tidying up. There are pros and cons to the method. I'll talk about why it might not work for you and why that's okay, and how you can tweak it to suit you. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management, productivity, procrastination, decluttering, organizing, self management and more. In each episode I talk about challenges and problems in those areas and give you great ideas on how to overcome them....

Duration:00:08:22

Daily habits

1/31/2019
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This is Podcast 112 and it's about habit development. I recently started coaching through an app called Coach.me. Their approach is to focus on creating small daily habits. The daily part is key. If you can do your new, positive habit even just for a minute every day, that's better than doing an hour once a week. Once you get momentum with doing whatever it is every day, you can progress to improving the quality or the time you spend. The Organize Your Life podcast is about time management,...

Duration:00:07:11