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September 2014

It’s back-to-school season and whether you’re a current student or a life-long learner, we have some tips to help you take a more organized and productive approach to learning.  No matter where you are in life, as a parent of a school-aged child, a current student or a professional working in a dynamic environment, being able to learn and apply new knowledge and skills in an organized and effective way is an important key to your success.  This month we’re focusing on the 3 main areas where improved organization and strategic systems can make positive impacts on your learning success.  These areas are: Study Skills, Time and Project Management and Resource Management.  Read below to learn more.

Organize for Learning Success

Study Skills
These are the skills and systems you need to be able to focus and learn.  A place to start is creating a space that facilitates focus and study.  Read our blog post on How to Create and Maintain the Perfect Study Zone.  The next step is having the skills for studying.  Want to acquire, assimilate and apply new knowledge quickly? Read our blog post on Studying Smarter with Agile Learning Strategies.  Learning, research and studying often includes note-taking.  We have organized tips and ideas for increasing the effectiveness of your note-taking skills in our blog post Adopt Organized Systems for Note-Taking to Learn Faster.
Project Management
Developing project management skills begins in school.  Unfortunately it is rarely explicitly taught and students and their families do their best to muddle through.  As Professional Organizers we see how explicitly teaching organizational skills like time and project management benefits students today and in the future.  Read more about how to teach time management in Teach Time Management with a Family CalendarBest Ways to Develop Time Management Skills and 5 Best Practices for Using a Student Planner.
Resource Management
It’s hard to be successful at school, work and home if you don’t have what you need when you need it in order to get your work done.  Resource management deals with the skills needed to keep track of your books, technology and supplies on the journey between home and school or home and work.  Read our blog articles on Tools of the Trade for Organizing Traveling Paper and Strategically Using a Backpack to Organize for School Success.

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Talk to a Professional Organizer for FREE

How would improved organization and productivity benefit you?  If you are like many, incorporating organized routines and strategies for managing things like time, tasks and resources into your day will result in less stress, improved focus and greater productivity.

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During this time you can talk one-on-one with a Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant to discuss your organizational and productivity challenges.  This is not a sales call! You will receive free advice, resources and actionable tips for improving the way you manage and use your things, your time and your focus.

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Schedule your appointment and we can discuss:

  • Strategies for managing your to-do list so that you don’t have to worry about things falling through the cracks
  • Tips for getting you and your kids ready for back-to-school routines
  • Ways to plan and schedule your day so you have time to actually get work done
  • Tricks you can play on your brain to improve your focus so you can stay on task
  • Routines that help you reach your goals, both personally and professionally
  • Resources that best support student organization and time management
  • Ideas for improving your use of email so that it supports, rather than becomes your work
  • Strategies for decluttering areas of your home or office
  • And any other organization issue or challenge you face!

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