Organisation and productivity

Spring… the best time to spring into action?

Here in the Southern hemisphere Spring is in full swing. Flowers are bursting out, the skies are sunny and clear and temperatures are hitting a perfect twenty-something degrees. The beautiful weather has prompted a flurry of activity for me. I've been forging ahead with some long awaited home improvement tasks that sat idle over winter,… Continue reading Spring… the best time to spring into action?

Organisation and productivity

Improve organisation by getting these key tasks done right away

Getting organised doesn't mean being the perfect productivity machine. Prioritisation is more than just doing tasks on a first-come-first-serve basis, and you wouldn't be able to keep up even if you did use this method. Having said that, there a couple of tasks that really benefit from not being put off. In business operations, we… Continue reading Improve organisation by getting these key tasks done right away

Organisation and productivity

Are you micro managing your life? Ways to minimise your work load

We've all heard about micro managers and a few of us have been unfortunate to experience them. They edit your work in fine detail without giving feedback, they issue step by step instructions on how to implement projects with no flexibility, and they immediately solutionise without waiting for ideas from others. In the short term… Continue reading Are you micro managing your life? Ways to minimise your work load

Organisation and productivity

Optimal areas in the home to keep organised

Whenever we are trying to achieve something, we should always be looking for things that deliver the most bang for buck (or for effort). I've been thinking about where this applies when you are trying to declutter and organise your home. I've almost come through the other side of some major house renovations, and whilst… Continue reading Optimal areas in the home to keep organised

Organisation and productivity

Giving something up without feeling like a quitter

You might have noticed a change to my last few blog posts.... I quit creating my own images for each post. So what triggered this change? I started out thinking that I would use this blog as a platform to also publish my digital illustrations, and that it would provide a driver to practice drawing… Continue reading Giving something up without feeling like a quitter

Organisation and productivity

6 Essential tasks to schedule

I've written before about the 'Getting Things Done' system that I use to keep myself organised. It uses a set of lists to categorise different types of tasks; things you are waiting on, next actions that can be done right now, someday items, projects, maybe items and ideas, and references. I use Trello to manage… Continue reading 6 Essential tasks to schedule