Tag - time management

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Back-to-School: Calendar as a Communication Tool
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10 Productive Ways to Spend 10 Minutes
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Breaking the Habit of Procrastination
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Learning Prioritization Techniques
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Time Management: Back-to-School Juggle
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Coping with Work-Life Balance for the Single Parent
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Finding a True Balance: The Single Parent Formula
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Stress Free Back-to-School Preparation
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Managing your Time: Back-to-School

Back-to-School: Calendar as a Communication Tool

When I start to hear those back-to-school commercials on TV and radio or see those advertisements online, my heart sinks. It’s a reminder that the summer is coming to a close and it’s time to change gears to get back into the rat race.

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not looking forward to being much busier. As a career mom and grad student, I am personally experiencing the pressures of creating a well-organized planner and schedule to keep my head above water.

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10 Productive Ways to Spend 10 Minutes

We are a world addicted to our technology gadgets. Constantly checking emails, tweets, phone messages or getting updates from our various feeds from our mobile devices. This hyper connectivity has turned us into super multi-taskers sometimes listening, reading, watching all at the same time with no particular focus. While some of us are great at filtering the unnecessary time-consuming activities, others get hooked by small distractions and next thing you know, you’ve spent 2 hours watching a stupid video on Youtube instead of cooking dinner for the kids.

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Breaking the Habit of Procrastination

It’s easy to put things off when your schedule is jammed packed. With so many tasks to juggle on a daily basis, sometimes the most important ones are left for the next day. Time is our enemy. When it’s spent, we can never get take it back. It’s limited and irreplaceable so make sure you spend it wisely – every day.
Here are some tips and advice to help you keep moving forward and removing all obstacles and urges to procrastinate.

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Learning Prioritization Techniques

Prioritizing means finding the highest value task and giving it the focus, energy and time to get it done. It requires making decisions on what to do and what not to do so you can achieve your goal. With limited time and resources, you have to accept the fact that you will not always be able to give all your tasks equal attention.

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Time Management: Back-to-School Juggle

It’s time to put the barbeque grill and the patio set away. Summer is over and school is back in session.

As the labour day weekend concludes, anxiety builds as the first week back in school forces you into high gear. You suddenly find yourself multitasking in double time and performing a difficult juggling act.

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Coping with Work-Life Balance for the Single Parent

Some full-time working parents may find themselves torn between work and family commitments. Though the demands of the job depends on the nature of the work and industry, in most cases a desire for career advancement usually requires increased work hours and more time away from family and personal life. How does a working parent cope?

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Finding a True Balance: The Single Parent Formula

You get home from a long day of work – you’re tired and hungry and just want to put your feet up and relax, but you can’t. You have to begin your other full-time job – parenting. You have dinner to cook, homework to complete with kids or diaper to change, dishes and cleaning to do. As a parent, your job really doesn’t end until the kids have been completely settled in bed. Where does a parent begin to define what a balanced life is when we all just strive to get through the day!

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Stress Free Back-to-School Preparation

Ok, so vacation has finally come to an end and the rat race begins. Back to school is the most hectic time for most families and for those of us who have school kids, getting back into the routine can be absolutely dreadful.

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Managing your Time: Back-to-School

Aside from Christmas, it is one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year for parents of school kids – back-to-school. In September, you find yourself doing double time, multitasking, and being fully immersed in the rat race once again. If you are a single parent with children attending school, your 24-hour pie chart suddenly gets sliced into many thin pieces leaving little or no time for relaxation.

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