Schedule Management

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Creating a Productive Sleep Cycle

By |February 19th, 2016|

Are you so overwhelmed by everything you have to do, you do not have enough time to sleep? Is it time to reverse your sleep […]

5 Ways to Improve a Vacation Coverage Policy

By |June 22nd, 2015|

A vacation may not feel exactly like a vacation if we keep getting pulled back into work. That’s why a lot of teams arrange for […]

3 Reasons Why We Need the Mother of All Lists

By |October 17th, 2012|

Canadians are great at so many things. We invented the zipper, we dominate in hockey and we make a pretty mean snowball. And I am […]

Swallow A Frog First Thing

By |September 19th, 2012|

Long day. Tough deal I am working on, combined with the usual huge volume. SYNNEX released results today. I think they will be viewed as […]

7 Tips To Get More Done At Work

By |September 19th, 2012|

Everyone has had one of those days – where you feel like you didn’t get anything accomplished at work.I’ve been there myself. You went to […]

Top 3 Reasons Why Routines Work @ Work

By |September 19th, 2012|

The busy fall season has officially begun. Summer always seems to slip by as fast as sand slips through my sandals. And while I love […]

3 Steps to Build a Great Routine

By |September 17th, 2012|

 

If you find yourself stretched thin, I recommend that you establish a routine. A routine outlines what you plan to do when. It is all […]

Too much to do and not enough time (left in the year)?

By |December 7th, 2011|

[sws_picture_frame19 src=”http://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Pulled-in-Too-Many-Directions.jpg” title=”Pulled in too many directions” alt=”Pulled in too many directions” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame19] Let’s face it – we all have way too much work on the go.

Most of us spread ourselves thin at the best of times. This is only heightened with year-end deadlines and all of the holiday busyness. It’s enough to turn a calm, cool & collected professional into something akin to dried out turkey dinner … dry, burned out and downright nasty.

The challenge is that we only have control over so much of our time. There are the non-negotiable deadlines, the meetings the emails, and additional holiday gatherings that leave little time to get “our” work done.

And while I love the thought of cloning myself, we really do have to work with what we’ve got.

Here are some key strategies to keep us calm and cheerful right through into the New Year: […]

Does Procrastination Boil Down To Temptation?

By |November 9th, 2011|

If someone was to offer us $50 or $100, most of us would gladly take $100. There is nothing quite like a cool, crisp c-note.  Same deal applies if someone offers us $50 today versus $100 tomorrow –  most of us would choose to wait one day for the higher pay-out.

But as the wait time increases, most of us change our mind. If someone offered us $50 today versus $100 in a year, most would choose $50 today. The dollar difference remains the same, but something about the delayed reward prompts us to choose the immediate pay-out.

Even Kids Find it Hard to Resist Temptation

Not surprisingly, kids are no better off. A rather ‘cold-hearted’ group of Stanford researchers asked children to resist eating a marshmallow right in front of them. They told the children that they would get two marshmallows if they simply waited for 15 minutes. Then the researchers left the room and watched the children squirm. The request proved to be far too tempting for most children who gobbled up the single marshmallow within minutes. […]

Make it a Habit to Incorporate Movement into Your Day: Every 40 Minutes (or so)

By |September 14th, 2011|

We sit for too long! Way too long! And not only our bodies suffer but our brain and our overall mood and energy! So let us put a stop to this and get energy flowing and get re-invigorated.

Movement does wonders

[sws_picture_frame3 src=”http://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Character-moving-up.png” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”” album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame3] I am not referring to the structured exercise and sports activities here (even though these do wonders as well), but to the few minutes of stretching, walking around, climbing a few flights of stairs, or whatever movement you can fit in in a few minutes to get re-energized and ready for the next task. […]