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The Day Book

Dr. Linda Hancock Organizing Self Improvement The Seventh Year

The Day Book

My mother taught school for thirty-five years. Twenty-seven of them were in grade two! Every night, before she left the classroom, she would do two things. First of all, she would straighten up the room - brushing the blackboards, picking up paper on the floor and organizing the top of her desk. Then she would bring out what she called her "Day Book" and write down all the things that she would do with the students the next day. Now this wasn't a very complex task. She might write "Focus on the letter M" or "Learn about measurement" or "Complete...

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How to Organize All the Paper in Your Personal Life

Dr. Linda Hancock Organizing Self Improvement The Sixth Year

How to Organize All the Paper in Your Personal Life

Last week I had two clients who told me that they have been feeling overwhelmed with all the things that they need to do. They explained that they know there are specific deadlines on certain paperwork projects that they have to do but just can't get started because they have things scattered all over the house! Here are some of the tips that I gave these individuals: Find a rather large container that you will use to hold all the paperwork Walk into every room of the house and put all the paperwork you find into the container Go to...

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Organization Builds Your Reputation and Reduces Your Stress

Dr. Linda Hancock Organizing Self Improvement

Organization Builds Your Reputation and Reduces Your Stress

One of the most important things that you can do to build your business and reduce your stress is to get organized. This begins at the very start of the day and ends as you crawl into bed at night. Be on time - It is just as easy to be five minutes early than to be five minutes late. You might need to set your clock to allow for this or just force yourself to avoid things that would distract you from getting to where you need to be. Having your clothing and living quarters in order will save...

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Cleaning Up Your Life

Dr. Linda Hancock Organizing Self Improvement The Second Year

Cleaning Up Your Life

When I walk into my condo at night, I can tell exactly what condition my life is in at the time. You see I use my living environment as a gauge or thermometer that reveals my emotional situation. When there are shoes in the doorway, piles of unread newspapers on the couch and dishes in the sink I know that life, which has made many demands on my time and energy, has also drained my personal resources. Taking a couple of hours to put things in order not only improves the appearance of my home but also allows me to...

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