Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Non-Fiction Tuesday - Getting Organized

Oh..the days of summer are getting shorter. Its that time of year for new school supplies and getting prepared for higher learning. Some of us, just need to have a better morning to get to work on time. Getting organized is always a good thing. Even when we might not like it, structure is a good thing. Its a good start to make the most of your day.

Having an organized day means having a productive day. When we are organized in the right way, we can accomplish more because we don’t waste time searching for the next thing to do. Being organized means working in a way that is ordered and calm. It means avoiding frantic multitasking that leads not to getting more done, but getting a few things done poorly or halfway. 

Organization leads to productivity in our entire day. We are tempted to think only of our work day as yielding a product, but really our home time is productive as well. It produces food for us and our families. We want to produce a tidy place to live. We want to produce leisure time and relaxation. 

That is why this book helps you organize at work and at home. It doesn’t feel great to go from a clean desk at work to a messy refrigerator at the end of the day. In this book you will find routines to organize your time and methods to organize the physical spaces in which you work and live. 

Now let’s get organized.

Getting organized is a skill that anyone can learn, and there's no better teacher than America's organizing queen, Julie Morgenstern, as hundreds of thousands of readers have learned. Drawing on her years of experience as a professional organizer, Morgenstern outlines a simple organizing plan that starts with understanding your individual goals, natural habits, and psychological needs, so that you can work with your priorities and personality rather than against them. The basic steps-Analyze, Strategize, Attack-can be applied to any space or situation. 

In this thoroughly revised edition, Morgenstern has incorporated new information in response to feedback from her clients and audiences. These changes include
- new chapters on living or working with someone who is disorganized
- new chapters on organizing photographs, handbags, briefcases, and travel bags
- an expanded program for organizing your kitchen
- a new guide to getting started
- a fully updated resource guide

Our minds are basically organized like human computers. They function to a great extent in much the same way. So, if we want to improve our daily productivity, efficiency and focus, we need to empty the cache of temporary “files” and reboot for our brains to allow you perform at your peak levels. When you have a lot of tasks at work, many ideas never seem to get accomplished, or you are overwhelmed for ideas that you can sort out, now is the time to organize your mind and your life! 

Cutting out clutter might be the best thing you’ve ever done, not just in your closet, but also on your computer, smartphone, email, and online accounts.
Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life is a how-to guide for reimagining your digital life and getting it to a happier and more productive place.
Author and software expert Jill Duffy shows you the apps, websites, and other freely available tools you'll need to put your life back in order. You'll learn how to:
  • Organize a computer so you can find what you need when you need it.
  • Streamline your email to clear out your inbox for good.
  • Protect your most important data with powerful passwords and simple backup solutions.
  • Clean up your photos, music, and social media accounts—and keep them that way.
  • Manage your finances and your online presence
  • Prepare for digital afterlife.
...And much more!




cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

'The Ultimate List' is perfect!


ellie said...

I had to make a copy of that myself!

Sara Gerard said...

LOVE browsing books like that! Live hacks is a really cool website, I can be there for hours.