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Strategies for Managing Multiple Priorities in Life

Strategies for Managing Multiple Priorities in Life

2020 has been anything but ordinary. We are living in a vastly different and more complex world today than just a few months ago. Given these emotionally charged times, how can we ensure we’re productively managing multiple priorities, including self-care, finding time for what matters and a living a life that feels less cluttered –… Read more

Morning Routines to Help You to Work More Productively

In our last blog post, we shared our thoughts on how to end your day productively when you are working from home. Similarly, starting your day with routines both at home and at work will add predictability and success to the flow of your work for the rest of the day.  When you have a set pattern… Read more

Self-Care is a Productivity Strategy, too!

The last in our series of “quick hit” organizing strategies is focused on activities related to self-care and personal development, and things you can do to tap into your creative side or nurture others.  Some days you may need more rest. Some days you many only have the energy for what is non-negotiable in your… Read more

Work-Related Organizing Tasks You Can Complete in 30 Minutes or Less

In our continuing series of posts about “quick hit” organizing strategies, today we are focusing on work-related organizing or clean-up tasks that you don’t regularly take the time to do but that, once done, give you a better sense of control, improved systems or less stress.  Process 30 emails from your inbox or clean out a… Read more

“It’s About Time” To Join Us!

If the new world of working from home has thrown you for a loop, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, out of sorts, not “settled” into a productive home office space and routine, isolated, or unfocused, join our virtual program, “It’s About Time”.  NOW THROUGH THE END OF THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL… Read more

Weathering Uncertainty and Gaining Back Control

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. We all are dealing with rapid life changes, and with those come overwhelm, stress, and a general upside-down feeling as we temporarily live a “new normal” lifestyle. How we react, through resiliency, flexibility, adaptability and practicing gratitude are all things that can help us gain control back during these… Read more

Let’s Get Organized to Optimize!

ARE YOU READY TO GET ORGANIZED TO OPTIMIZE?  What if you had the tools to optimize your productivity with organized systems and productive habits? Like most busy professionals, chances are you’ve encountered productivity challenges at one time or another. Whether it is procrastination, an Email inbox that is out of control, or struggling with setting… Read more

10 Tips for Efficiently Managing Apple Mail

At Simply Placed, one of the things we most enjoy is teaching our clients how to work more efficiently.  One of the upcoming topics in our “It’s About Time” virtual productivity program is focused around learning how to efficiently manage your Email.   When used well, Email can be a wonderfully useful and convenient tool.  Did you… Read more

How “Precrastination” Can Impact Productivity

We focus a lot of our productivity tips around how to overcome procrastination, but how many of you have heard the term “precrastination”? Defined as “the tendency to rush too quickly into tasks”, precrastination can be equally counterproductive. While the procrastinator delays important tasks too long, the precrastinator doesn’t delay unimportant tasks long enough. When… Read more

Get Results through Productive Habits

When was the last time you consciously had to think about brushing your teeth in the morning or before you go to sleep at night? It’s just a habit, right? Something you’ve been doing for so long that it is a ritual.  This same philosophy can be applied to achieving results at work. If you… Read more

The Secret to Consistent Productive Progress on Your Goals

Are you struggling with finding the motivation to move forward on the goals or intentions you set for the new year? If so, you’re not alone. Research suggests that approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions yet only 8% actually achieve them.  Common mis-steps include setting too many resolutions, selecting something that someone else thinks… Read more

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