Monthly Archives: July 2010

How to Use Procrastination to Get More Done

Even though this site is all about helping you move from procrastination to action, there are times when procrastination can be a smart move. We all have a drive to procrastinate – a resistance to getting down to the important things, a pressure toward more trivial tasks. The strength of that compulsion is an asset […]


6 Things You Must Do To Be A Successful Student

I recently answered a question about getting organized for study on Yahoo Answers – and I thought it might also be helpful to my readers who are students – and their parents. The question asked how to get organized in order to achieve better grades. Here’s my suggestion, along with a few extra tips just […]

How To Live a Simpler Life: The 3-Cubed Formula [Get Organized Mission #52:]

Wow – we’ve reached Organizing Mission #52! Can you believe it? If you’ve been following along with the missions week by week, you’ll have made enormous changes to your home, productivity and life. You’ll have simplified, decluttered and organized many, many areas. Awesome! In this mission, we’re going to set some resolutions to help maintain […]

3 Times When You Should Burn Your Bridges

The old warning not to burn your bridges is wise. It’s especially wise when it comes to relationships, since there’s little point in leaving a trail of flaming ill will behind you when you leave a job, relationship or dinner party. Keeping your options – and channels of communication – open does seem like good […]

This Month’s Prize: A Get Organized Wizard Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to our 52 Organizing Missions winner for this month! Marti: “Organized my presentation. I managed to clear out clothes that don’t fit, are too old, as well as shoes, jewelry. I pared things down to the point that what I have left fits well, looks good and I love to wear. This has been […]


Get Organized Mission #51: Weekly Schedule Template

Welcome to Mission #51 of our 52 Get Organized Missions! If your week invariably feels chaotic and at odds with your natural energy, personal preferences, and practical considerations, then you’ll love this mission. Over the next 30 minutes we’re going to create an ideal weekly schedule template – a baseline planner you can use for […]

Getting Organized: Some Links & Resources

Here’s a round-up of some good articles and ideas I’ve found recently.
A bunch of stuff from Lifehacker on getting organized to get more creative:

Embrace Organization to Foster Creativity

Tough times
Good tips for avoiding chaos when dealing with tough times from Lifehack:

How To Stay Organized When Life Throws You a Curveball

Change Habits

How To Change Habits: My 3-Cubed Formula

It’s July 1, a time of year I often feel motivated to think about mid-year resolutions and habits I want to change. So I thought I’d share with you my personal resolutions for this half-year, plus my 3-Cubed Formula for achieving them – and invite you to join me in making habit changes of your […]