Its that time of year again. There are lunches to be packed, uniforms to be ironed, and homework to be check, parent teacher conferences, and science projects. We must not forget the vehicular traffic to and fro, long lines that take an hour or more, overly crowded stores, gift wrapping, decorating, and clean up after the up coming season. Unless you have a full time Nanny, Chauffeur, and or temporary personal assistant, you are bound to feel the stress of it all.
No worries here are a few tips to help you with your time management and organization this fall. I have a few suggestions to deal with the physical and mental traffic jam of the fall season.
SAVE TIME AND STAY ORGANIZED BY CREATE LISTS:
Often easier said than done. But keeping a list honestly helps you to stay organized and manage your time efficiently and effectively. It can be a shopping list, things to do list, a list of goals, etc. But if you make it into a list, and keep in eyesight, you are more likely to stay committed to these items. Post them on the fridge, on the mirror, on your desktop, or on your iPhone.
SAVE TIME AND STAY ORGANIZED BY GOING EARLY:
Do it early. Everything! Go to work early, go home early, go to bed early, and go shopping early. Skip all the chitchat, al the people, and the rush by going early. Be first in line or miss the line all together.
Go into work early, therefore you will get more done without the distractions that you usually have to deal with. And because you are at work early, you therefore go home earlier, missing more traffic, and unwind a bit earlier.
SAVE TIME AND STAY ORGANIZED BY SHOPPING ONLINE:
Do your shopping online. A lot are fearful of shopping online but let me put your fears aside. Our entire banking system is ran on computers, which are yes, online. Our ATMs, and direct deposit’s, all handled online. Your social security number, your credit score, what you bought from the mall last week, what time you bought it, and who the sales clerk was. It’s all-online. What library book you checkout, and movie you rented. Yep Online too.
Shopping online not only saves time, but also can save you money. There are many deals in online stores that you will not and cannot get in the brick and mortar store. Why? Because; it costs them more money as well. Plus by shopping online, you reduce your carbon footprint and make the earth a greener place.
SAVE TIME AND STAY ORGANIZED BY DELEGATING:
When you really need a bit more than lists, and getting up early, shopping online. Delegate! Delegate your way to success. It is impossible to do it all yourself, and we all need to pitch in and help one another. Find someone that is willing to talk your list, do your online shopping, run your errands, etc.
Temporary Personal Assistants are business professionals developed just for busy professionals like you. They will run your errands, do your shopping, organize your home and office, and even decorate your home for the holidays.
Save time, and stay organized this fall, and your clocks will be the only things that are pushed back.