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Reaching Your Life Balance and Productivity Goals

Apr 08, 2016 10:58AM ● By Sherry Onweller

Do you feel that you’re reaching your full potential for productivity? We all face many things simultaneously pulling at our time. Most of us feel challenged by trying to hold things together in all areas of their lives, with the competing priorities of parenting and other family commitments, work commitments, pets, housework, meal prep, shopping, volunteer activities, and hobbies and interests.  

Just as it’s important to have an action plan for decluttering one’s physical space, it’s critical to have one for time management. Take a step back and list all aspects of your life for which you have responsibility. Map out what time you have available during a typical week, and figure out what time you have available to dedicate to the specific tasks these areas of your life require. Sometimes scheduling the time with yourself is enough to get into a routine and be more productive with the time you have. It’s also helpful to break tasks into small, manageable pieces.

Phone calls and digital interruptions can seem overwhelming, but one effective strategy for managing these is to set designated times in one’s day to handle these important, yet potentially disruptive, facets of the workday. I often have my clients schedule a few times a day to read and respond to emails and calls. Taking charge of your time is your best tool for preventing the feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do.

If you find managing your time to be difficult or stressful, a professional organizer who specializes in time management strategies can help. We leverage our expert skills to help create a happy and healthy balance.

Everyday Organizing Solutions by Sherry provides sympathetic and nonjudgmental organizing, decluttering and time management services to residential and business clients. Sherry Onweller assists with projects for the home, workplace or volunteer activities. She also specializes in helping female adults with ADD in physical space-time management and helping children and teens to get organized. Sherry can be reached at [email protected], 908-619-4561 or

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