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Get Organized & Balance Time By: Sumera Muhammad
Getting Out of Balance <ul><li>Ignore your health </li></ul><ul><li>Postpone family time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t plan your...
The Zen of Organizing <ul><li>Become aware of your surrounding </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify ...
No-Fuss, Affordable Ways to Contain Your Stuff <ul><li>De-clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Group like items together </li></ul><u...
7 Habits to Ensure You’re Being Efficient <ul><li>Efficiency is “the state or quality of being efficient; competency in pe...
Organizing Your Kitchen <ul><li>Today’s women spend on average of 1,092 hours a year in kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Identify...
Clever Storage Ideas for Small Living Quarters <ul><li>De-clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Time to organize </li></ul><ul><li>Ret...
One Dozen Travel Smart Tips <ul><li>Start early </li></ul><ul><li>Call ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the 50% rule </li></u...
Outsmart Procrastination 1-2-3 <ul><li>So how do you eat an elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Try completing a task immediately <...
Time Management  <ul><li>Time management is really life management </li></ul><ul><li>Women differ from men in their approa...
Time Management (contd.) <ul><li>Meaning of our lives is tied to our contribution to society </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom is t...
How We Waste Time <ul><li>Lack of discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Indecisiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Personal disorganization <...
Time Waste-Caused by Others <ul><li>Telephone interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Unschedul...
4 Key Elements to Effective Time Management Skills <ul><li>An accurate understanding of how long task really take to compl...
D-O-I-T N-O-W <ul><li>D=divide and conquer what you have to do </li></ul><ul><li>O=Organize your materials, how you will d...
Tips for Better Time Management <ul><li>Make a time diary </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to say “No” </li></ul><ul><li>Time-based...
<ul><li>Doing a better job of managing our time is meaningless unless we are managing it to accomplish those things that a...
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Getting Organized & Time Management

  1. 2. Get Organized & Balance Time By: Sumera Muhammad
  2. 3. Getting Out of Balance <ul><li>Ignore your health </li></ul><ul><li>Postpone family time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t plan your financial life </li></ul><ul><li>Stay away from intellectual development </li></ul><ul><li>Let your social contact decide your future </li></ul><ul><li>Let your professional life just happen </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid spending time in your spiritual area </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Zen of Organizing <ul><li>Become aware of your surrounding </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify </li></ul><ul><li>Less paper </li></ul><ul><li>De-clutter and group </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in organizational products </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate your accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>3 Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of the difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  4. 5. No-Fuss, Affordable Ways to Contain Your Stuff <ul><li>De-clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Group like items together </li></ul><ul><li>Re-use and recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Use the space you have efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate solution for each room </li></ul><ul><li>-- living room, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline your approach </li></ul><ul><li>Find various solutions for long term and short term storage </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul>
  5. 6. 7 Habits to Ensure You’re Being Efficient <ul><li>Efficiency is “the state or quality of being efficient; competency in performance or the accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule your day </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize-Prioritize-Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-task small projects and details </li></ul><ul><li>Say NO more often </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Control your procrastination </li></ul>
  6. 7. Organizing Your Kitchen <ul><li>Today’s women spend on average of 1,092 hours a year in kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Identify kitchen zones </li></ul><ul><li>-- food preparation zone, serving zone, baking zone, cleaning zone, meal planning zone, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Invest both time and thought </li></ul><ul><li>--Consider your cooking habits, kitchen flow and areas of convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Sort, then purge </li></ul><ul><li>Assign everything a home </li></ul><ul><li>--Things that work together should be stored together </li></ul>
  7. 8. Clever Storage Ideas for Small Living Quarters <ul><li>De-clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Time to organize </li></ul><ul><li>Rethink storage </li></ul><ul><li>Creative counter-space </li></ul><ul><li>Think up </li></ul><ul><li>Think double duty </li></ul><ul><li>Mount up </li></ul><ul><li>Hooked on hooks </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom storage </li></ul><ul><li>No linen closet? No problem!! </li></ul>
  8. 9. One Dozen Travel Smart Tips <ul><li>Start early </li></ul><ul><li>Call ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the 50% rule </li></ul><ul><li>Use a packing list </li></ul><ul><li>Take an empty suitcase </li></ul><ul><li>Make a schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Carry one on </li></ul><ul><li>Bag it </li></ul><ul><li>Bring games for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Safety first </li></ul><ul><li>Play catch up </li></ul><ul><li>There’s no place like home </li></ul>
  9. 10. Outsmart Procrastination 1-2-3 <ul><li>So how do you eat an elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Try completing a task immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself when you complete a task or a series of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Create a to-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Create a schedule and set deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, do the worst, most difficult or uncomfortable task first and get it out of the way </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever possible, eliminate distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Goal visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Use a timer </li></ul><ul><li>No one and nothing is perfect </li></ul>
  10. 11. Time Management <ul><li>Time management is really life management </li></ul><ul><li>Women differ from men in their approach to manage their lives </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to balance their time, illusive expectations permeate women in our society </li></ul><ul><li>Super women syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Society does not encourage women to set goals </li></ul><ul><li>God created each of us with a plan-Greatness </li></ul>
  11. 12. Time Management (contd.) <ul><li>Meaning of our lives is tied to our contribution to society </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom is the result of time and activity simultaneously producing a desired result </li></ul><ul><li>Our lives are composed of our days </li></ul><ul><li>Teach me to organize my life so that I can know when to do the right thing at the right time </li></ul><ul><li>You must find your own hidden treasure </li></ul>
  12. 13. How We Waste Time <ul><li>Lack of discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Indecisiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Personal disorganization </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to say “No” </li></ul><ul><li>Poor delegation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Day dreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Worry </li></ul>
  13. 14. Time Waste-Caused by Others <ul><li>Telephone interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Unscheduled meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Poor communications </li></ul><ul><li>Confused chain of authority </li></ul>
  14. 15. 4 Key Elements to Effective Time Management Skills <ul><li>An accurate understanding of how long task really take to complete </li></ul><ul><li>---time your task, learn to say “no” </li></ul><ul><li>A single focus on the goal or task at hand </li></ul><ul><li>---don’t allow yourself to be distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient uses of small amounts of time you don’t even realize you have </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient ways of completing the more mundane, but necessary tasks in your life </li></ul>
  15. 16. D-O-I-T N-O-W <ul><li>D=divide and conquer what you have to do </li></ul><ul><li>O=Organize your materials, how you will do it </li></ul><ul><li>I=Ignore interruptions that are annoying distractions </li></ul><ul><li>T=Take the time to learn how to do things yourself </li></ul><ul><li>N=Now, not tomorrow. Don’t procrastinate </li></ul><ul><li>O=Opportunity is knocking </li></ul><ul><li>W-Watch out for time gobblers </li></ul>
  16. 17. Tips for Better Time Management <ul><li>Make a time diary </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to say “No” </li></ul><ul><li>Time-based, to-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Let your computer help </li></ul><ul><li>Multitask </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a perfectionist </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Doing a better job of managing our time is meaningless unless we are managing it to accomplish those things that are of greatest importance in our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Many people think too much of destinations and too little of preparations. They don’t realize that today’s actions will determine tomorrows achievements </li></ul>A Final Thought on Time
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