Friday, July 21, 2017

There’s Never Enough Time

by Maya Jones, West End Branch Library

I found myself thinking “I’m running out of time!” during a particularly hectic day at work. I know it’s a common problem whether you are working at work or home. Last week, I also found myself talking to a church member who happens to be a senior and she said, “When I was growing up we managed to work a job, do house work, and be active in church.” I started to wonder how they did it. I came to a conclusion that they must have had better time management and organizational skills. So, this week, I decided to focus on resources dealing with time management and organizing.

15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires by ,13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs by Kevin Kruse
Getting It Together: How to Organize Your Space, Your Stuff, Your Time—and Your Life by Erin Falligant (Juvenile) American Girls Series
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo; translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo
Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life by Dr. Jason Selk + Tom Bartow, with Matthew Rudy
Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting—and Staying—Organized by Amanda Sullivan
Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Joyce Meyer
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst
Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte
What the Most Successful People Do before Breakfast: And Two Other Short Guides to Achieving More at Work and at Home by Laura Vanderkam

Evernote is able to keep and organize notes, speeches, photos, ideas, etc. What I like about the free basic account is that you can send your material directly to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and e-mail.

Remember the Milk is a neat website that will keep your “to do” list for work and personal tasks. Tasks can be sent to Gmail, e-mail, Google Calendar, Evernote, Alexa, Siri, Twitter, and Feeds. Reminders can be sent by e-mail, text, IM, Twitter, and mobile apps for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry 10. This is a free app.

Toggl has a free version of its software and helps you keep track of your time. The paid version helps you track billable hours.

Hopefully these resources will help you keep track of your time and help you stay organized. Then you can say, “I’ve got all the time in the world.”

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