You have waited all year for this! It’s Summer and perhaps you have just a bit more time. Your lighter load makes it possible to do what you have put on the back burner this year. It’s time to seize the moment for summer organizing and productivity!
Now’s the time to organize!
Kids’ rooms are overflowing with papers, games and more. It’s time to make a major overhaul of what has built up over the school year. Start with a trash bag and fill it to the brim. Then go through the space thinking about what is not being used, what could be donated and what should be returned to someone else. Your kids can be a part of this project. However if you want to work solo, put the items in a black garbage bag in a low traffic area and see what is requested before donating.
That pile of books. magazines and catalogs that have been flowing in are ready for review. You may be waiting to take these out to the pool or on a trip with you. Review your pile, make decisions and let go of what is not going to be read this summer. It’s also a bonus for when you return to have less paper.
It’s been an unusually cool spring here in Houston and throughout the country. It’s time to switch over your clothes and let go of winter items that were not worn. (This year we had one of our coldest winters.) Turn your hangers around as you wear clothes to learn what is not being worn. Let go of shoes that are uncomfortable or too disheveled.
Now is the time to be more productive!
Learn new tech
Have you been waiting to learn Quickbooks, view Google analytics, or use Trello? It’s time to add that to your action list for the summer. You will have more time to practice and learn. You will be ahead of the curve when fall comes and you have to use this tool efficiently.
Construct a new routine
Productivity often looks like a more automated approach. Routines are the way we automate our time, with either a sequence of small tasks or assigning a day of the week for a specific project. What ways can you create an improved or easy routine for tasks you dislike either at home or work? By fall you will be solidly using this new routine.
Create solid self care
What does self care have to do with productivity? Everything! A great night’s rest leads to improved brain power. Start an exercise plan this summer because an exercise routine can make you happier, smarter, clear thinking and more energetic. When you think of the benefits of self care, the return on investment is huge!
Seize the moment now to take advantage of the bits of available time, resources and energy. Get started this week on your organizing and productivity projects!