Time To Be Thankful...
One of the things Forte Organizers' clients are thankful for is that we always show up on time. Of course, every once in a while there are extenuating circumstances, but overall punctuality is a priority for us.
According to Inc.com, 15 to 20 percent of U.S. workers are late to the job on a regular basis, which costs companies billions of dollars annually.
Being punctual improves your employability, your productivity and your relationships with supervisors and coworkers. It shows you are responsible, respect your coworkers and take your work seriously. This applies to not only arriving to work on time, but getting your projects done on time too.
If you have trouble being on time, try some of these helpful tips:
- Reflect on what is making you late
- Come up with simple, attainable solutions to correct the problems you identified.
- If you have trouble getting out of the house on time, get everything ready the night before. Have your clothes laid out, pack your briefcase and lunch, and have easy, grab-and-go breakfasts available.
- Have your essentials near the door and ready to go; like your keys, wallet/purse, briefcase and coat. If everything is together, you avoid lengthy searches throughout the house.
- Develop good habits; such as, getting plenty of sleep, arriving to work or appointments 15 minutes early, and preparing for possible delays, like weather, traffic, etc.
When you make punctuality a priority, everyone will be thankful, including you.
The Happiness of Giving...
Many of us have cluttered closets full of clothes we don't wear anymore, or perhaps your basement is stuffed with things you no longer need. Sorting through everything can be something we all dread.
Keep this in mind as you are dragging your feet about organizing. Giving to others makes us happier people. Studies have shown that the act of giving to others activates the pleasure centers in our brains. Giving not only makes us happier, but it can also have a positive effect on your health. According to Time Magazine, "Studies have shown that older people who are generous tend to have better health." It can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
So, round up those items you no longer want and give them to your favorite charity. Not only will your home be more organized, but you will be a much happier person giving to those in need. Who couldn't use a little more happiness in their lives?