Do you ever feel as though your day runs you instead of the other way around? When we are pulled in many directions (as so many of us are), it may feel like we have no control over our own time. We find ourselves working longer, waking up earlier, and generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Anyone who juggles multiple priorities knows this feeling. When things get like this for me, I have a handy little tool I like to use to get me back on track and reclaim control. It’s my filter. The Simplify Filter, that is. Here's how it works...
There are many benefits to building and keeping a routine. Routines help reduce our stress and ensure we make every minute count by blocking time for our top priorities. Many successful people follow a routine seven days a week – even on vacations – treating this ritual as their secret weapon in professional success. If you’re getting ready to head out on vacation, you may want to consider bringing your routine (or at least some of it) with you.
Research shows the amount of stuff in a home is directly correlated to several negative consequences, including how and what we eat, and our stress levels. Purging is a highly effective way to simplify our busy lives but what if we simply don’t know what to do with it all? The Clear Concept Team has compiled this list to help you identify new homes for your previously loved items. Read on to learn more.
Our work and home lives are closely intertwined. A productive home has positive spill-over effects for work and vice-versa. Therefore, we want to adopt productivity tips at both work and home. The following ten tips will help you leverage all the productivity benefits at both work and home.
There is a growing trend towards purging paper and managing information electronically. Are you ready to go paperless (or at least paper light?) Here are our suggestions for purging, scanning, storing and retrieving digital information.
We all have a “that” project. You know the one. It’s the project at home that has haunted you for ages but you just can’t [...]
If you’re anything like me, you are fully aware that you need to build more activity into your day. I’m convinced that activity boosts productivity, [...]
Let’s face it, email is an integral part of our lives and the volume of messages we receive is growing daily. So it is in [...]
There is an epidemic of too much stuff in North American homes. In this age of excess, many of us could be more ruthless when it comes to purging the items in our homes and offices. What gets in the way of purging? Emotional attachment, lack of time and procrastination are among the most common reasons we hold onto too many things. Read on for some tips to "let go".
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 [...]