I am part of a US based Professional Organiser group on Facebook. Organising is huge over there, and there is a lot going on in this group. And because I somehow told Facebook to send me an e mail every time someone in this group posts something (and I am too stupid to find the button to change this) I was part of a very lively discussion last week about :”what NOT to do in time management” All a bit tongue in cheek
Here are the interesting posts:
• Start getting ready for your appointment when the appointment begins. No need to be on time when people will wait for you.
• Never leave time for traffic or getting lost. That would take the fun out of driving!
• When you go to the grocery store, get extra exercises by criss crossing the store to get everything you think of. No need to make a list because you’ll remember it all of course.
• Make sure to read every single update from all of your friends on face book every single day! You wouldn’t want to miss anything.
• Buy as many “time saving” gadgets as possible and spend all of your time trying to figure out how to use them, and always buy the next upgrade.
• Be spontaneous at all times and live in the moment. Planning, goal setting, schedules and routines are boring.
• Take pride in squeezing in multiple tasks in a short period of time, even if it means you may be late for an appointment and will keep people waiting.
• Schedule all of your appointments back to back to “save time”. Be sure to show your disapproval while you’re waiting in a line that’s taking too long – don’t they know you have places to be?
• Buy organising supplies like boxes before you start de cluttering
• Don’t even consider staging your backpack, briefcase or suitcase the night before. Procrastination rules.
• Be sure to spread out your errands, driving across town to pick up dry cleaning today, then tomorrow crossing town for the shoe repair.
• When organizing a room, be sure to stop what you are doing to walk upstairs and put away the red sock you just found.
• Say yes to every request, regardless of how it affects you, as long as people still like you and think you are Superwoman.
Collected by: Allison Spitzer Carter, Jacquie Ross, Christi Gamble, Alys Milner, Susanne Thiebe