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Jun 5, 2013

Mind Clutter: The Noises Are There For A Reason

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What is in your mind – what is your mental clutter telling you?

The Mental Chatter is there for a Reason

  • They’re reminding you that you’ve got stuff on your plate that needs attention.
  • Many of the things bugging you are actually useful, whether it’s for motivation or simply for reminders.

How do you feel once you have decluttered?

  • Relaxed
  • Focused
  • Free
  • Value what you have
  • Pride in your environment
  • Organised
  • Controlled
  • Calm
  • Care

 

What are the benefits of decluttering?

  • More time
  • More efficient
  • Praise from others
  • Do things well
  • Be more comfortable
  • Live in a clean atmosphere
  • Less stress
  • Increase enjoyment
  • Relax
  • Life skills for the children
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Jan 16, 2013

Time Management – Is Your Life Out of Control?

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Perhaps it’s because I have recently had a holiday, but I have found that many conversations with people are based around how busy they are, that they never get time for themselves. The conversation usually ends with “but what can I do?”

This is said as a statement not a question. I then find that I am in a dilemma as I know they are not really seeking a solution or advice from me. What is it they are looking for when they say something like that? Is it confirmation that they are right; life is too busy, none of us have control? Is it agreement, do they want to hear how busy I am too which confirms their beliefs? What is the outcome that they are looking for? I could challenge them on their statement, but I know that is not what they are seeking at all.

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Jul 26, 2012

Time Management and Shopping

If you set up a system for when you go shopping then you will find that shopping is more fun and enjoyable and will take less time. Do you know that we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time? This means that we have a lot of money invested in clothing that we don’t wear – let alone the time it took us to purchase all those items. If you follow some rules then you will save yourself some time when shopping: Know what suits your body Learn your body shape Understand what colours suit you Know your reason for going shopping What is your reason for wanting to purchase a new item Write down what items you need to purchase Ask yourself – when will I wear it? Where will I wear it? How...
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Jul 12, 2012

Power to Choose

We constantly make choices every day. If we set a goal of health and fitness which means we exercise every morning, then that needs to become our priority, we have the power to choose what we do. When the alarm goes off of a morning, we have a choice – we can stay in that nice warm bed and grab another hour of sleep or we can get up and exercise and be on the path to achieving our goals. It is always our choice. Thousands of years ago, Aristotle said, “You are what you repeatedly do.”  So are you going to keep repeating what you are currently doing and not change or move forward, or are you going to take some time and identify ways that you can improve...
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Jul 5, 2012

Respecting and Managing Time

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At the end of the day have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I was busy all day, but I don’t feel like I achieved anything,” or “Today was a great day; I got loads done!” What caused the difference in the outcome? Both were busy days, but one felt unproductive and the other was productive. The difference usually lies in the fact that you got the most important tasks done. That’s why you feel good. It was a productive day, not just “being busy.” Many of us underestimate the value of time and take it for granted because time just goes on and on. We often say ‘we’ll do it tomorrow’ or ‘l’ll do that when I have time’. What we don’t understand is that time is a valuable...
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Jun 27, 2012

Time to Create a Better Life Web Video

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Are you feeling overwhelmed? Would you like balance in your life? Do you procrastinate on tasks hoping they will disappear? Are you feeling exhausted¸ tired and frustrated? Do you have time for yourself? Do you feel that you are always “have to much to do?” Do you feel that life is a race? Our goals are to help manage your time, improve productivity and achieve balance to create a better life. We want you to be the best you can be and enjoy life by understanding it’s the decisions you make each and every day that lead to being more focused¸ productive and balanced. We are passionate about educating you with the skills to become organised¸ clutter free and prioritise what is important so you have more TIME to enjoy yourself. Log onto our website at www.lifestylerefocus.com.au for articles, resources, workshops, courses and books.

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Jun 27, 2012

Time to Create a Better Life Book Launch

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Time to Create a Better Life – How to become effective, efficient and focused is a book by Michele Tocci. If you find you are always rushing around. Can’t get it all done. Juggling twenty balls and it never seems to stop. You slam up against deadlines, everything is last minute, pay extra for next day delivery, apologise again, then spend half an hour hunting through drawers an piles exhausted. That’s not how you want your life to be. Time to Create a Better Life will teach you the secret. In twelve weeks, twelve simple habits will transform your life from chaos to calm.

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Jun 4, 2011

Managing your energy allows you to get more done

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Last blog we discussed how exercise can help you be more productive. This week we are looking at our energy cycles again. During the day our bodies go through an energy cycle every 90 to 120 minutes. We should be scheduling our tasks around that body rhythm. That is we focus and concentrate on our work for 90 to 120 minutes then do less important work for a rest and recovery break. This type of work includes emails, some calls and perhaps even some meetings. Our energy cycle is not just physical energy either. Other elements include our emotional energy and mental energy. Therefore to work at our peak productivity some of the ways to look after ourselves includes: Physical energy Sleep Nutrition Hydration Exercise Recovery Emotional energy Positive relationships Do not worry about what you cannot change Enjoyment Recovery Mental energy Positive thoughts Personal...
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May 19, 2011

Exercise and Increase Your Productivity

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Many of us are aware that during the night we have a rhythm to our sleep – light sleep, deep sleep . . . however did you know that during the day our bodies also have a rhythm? Take note as to how you work during the day, once you commence work do you find you can get going but later in the day between 2.30 to 3.30 you start to feel sluggish. Well that is your body rhythm telling you that it is fatiguing. It is during this period of time when you are start to lose concentration and you will know because of the signs and signals your body gives you such as fidgeting, self-distraction, hunger, thirst, looking for easy distractions, not doing the work you really should be...
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Mar 4, 2011

Increase Productivity by Batching Tasks

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Batching tasks is taking a group of tasks and ‘doing’ them in the same block of time. For example, making all your telephone calls for the day in one group, checking your emails in one group, or when you are going to the shops doing more than just the grocery shopping. Batching and Shopping By batching your shopping you are saving time, saving petrol and helping the environment. The following are some elements to consider before you go to the shops for a detailed example of batching tasks. We know we are going to the shops for the groceries but often there are many errands that we can do whilst we are out such as purchasing petrol, going to the post office, dropping off clothing at a charity bin and so on. So...
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