People have tried to find electronic solutions for most things that used to be done by paper. However would a paper To Do list work better for you than an electronic one? Here is a thought provoking blog post on the topic. Which ever system works best for you, you must check your list. People will make lists but not look at them. Use a system that keeps your to do list on your mind.
There are lots of styles of To Do Lists, let me help you find the one the works for you during an in person or virtual appointment.
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Are you so distracted by e-mail that you can’t get anything done?
1. Turn off the audio reminder of e-mail arriving in your inbox so you won’t be distracted from the task you are trying to complete.
2. Set aside two or three specific times of the day to check your e-mail and respond to quick items with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Schedule, in your agenda, longer e-mails to be answered when you have more time.
3. Cut down on the number of lists and newsletters you subscribe to. They are just like magazines that lie around waiting to be read and creating a feeling of stress in you.
4. Keep your inbox empty by creating folders to store receipts, orders, invitation, information etc.
5. Don’t respond to e-mails from companies and people you don’t know. Don’t respond to any e-mail asking for or giving you money.
Schedule 2 or 3 times each day to look at e-mail
I really enjoyed this conversation about how attached we are to our gadgets, it they transform they way we interact with each other and how they help us to be organized.
Wednesday October 24, 2012
Matt Galloway spoke with Isabel Pedersen. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and she researches how the devices we use change our lives, not just for the better.
Many organizers will suggest to clients how have too many files, paperwork, CD’s, DVD’s and photos to digitize the information and put it on their computer, iPad, Ipod, MP3 player. Before you continue to save everything sort through it and keep what you need and love. Here is a great article on this subject, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562368/A-virtual-mess-Are-you-a-secret-digital-hoarder.html