Don’t Let Blogging Stress You Out

Are you constantly comparing your blog to the competition? Do you give yourself a pat on the back because you think you are doing something better than your competitors? Alternately, do you get frustrated, and chastise yourself, for not implementing some successful strategy that another blogger is using?

If you are “freaking out” about what other bloggers are doing … Stop It!

Don't let blogging stress you out

 

Mental stress causes inflammation which can lead to serious physical problems. You probably have enough stress in your life already. The world we live in is constantly hectic, and you never have enough time in your day to do everything you schedule. On top of this, new problems arise which add to your workload, meaning even more stress. Continue reading “Don’t Let Blogging Stress You Out”

Group Time Management Tips for Business and Family

Managing time takes cooperation from everyone on your team, and in your family, for it to work. If everyone isn’t on board, you’ll end up with problems and urgent last-minute tasks that you can avoid. Here are some group time management tips for work and home.

Create a Shared Calendar

Whether it’s for your business team members or for your family, create a shared calendar to use so that nothing gets forgotten.  Put everything on the calendar from seeing a movie Friday night to holding a work session Tuesday for the project due on Thursday. Shared calendars prevent issues from arising and keep anything being forgotten.

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Appoint Team Leaders

This works for business and family. If someone is in charge of a particular project, you avoid having to put out lots of little fires. The team leaders can deal with the small fires and only pass things on to you if they become more serious.

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Time Management Tips to Enhance Productivity

One certainty in life is that time is limited. While no one is sure how many years they’ll get to finish doing what they want to do, everything is equal for each day you get. Everyone has the same 24-hour day to dream, determine goals, and complete tasks that will help them meet those goals. But doesn’t it seem like some people are just better at time management than others? Surprisingly, there are some time management tips that make you feel like you have hours more in your day.

Set Priorities

There are really only four choices:

1. Most important
2. Most urgent
3. Least important
4. Least urgent

 

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When you identify tasks and set your priorities carefully by what is important over not important, as well as avoid having issues of urgency each day, you can get a handle on your time in ways that you never thought possible.

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Increase Productivity By Prioritizing

One of the hardest parts of managing your productivity is learning how to set priorities. Sometimes it can feel like every last thing you need to do is an emergency. But the truth is, there are ways to organize your time and manage the tasks that you need to do.  You can finish those tasks when they need to be done without feeling overwhelmed or rushed.  You can increase productivity by prioritizing.

Increase Productivity By Prioritizing

Thankfully Stephen Covey’s time management grid is here to save us from ourselves. It looks like this:

 

 

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The way you use the grid is to designate each item on your to-do list to a colored square. Instead of quadrants like Mr. Covey’ has assigned, they are different colors here. Continue reading “Increase Productivity By Prioritizing”

Use Space Management to Support Your Time Management Plan

One way to help yourself accomplish your time management plan is to use space management.  In other words, do different things in different places. If you have a specific area to accomplish a goal, you’ll be able to focus on that one task faster and more completely. It might seem like a pipe dream, but if you really want to be creative, find a space that makes you feel creative and go to it each time you need that extra creative spark. In that way, you become more in charge of how you spend your time.

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A Reading Cubby

You may have had one in elementary school, a little place that you could go for quiet reading time. You can do this at home easily by just setting up a chair in the corner of a living room, bedroom or office that is set up with good light for reading and if necessary the proper electronic components if you want to read by laptop or Kindle.

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