Twice today, in two very unrelated places, I read these words.
First was on a label at the Container Store where I was shopping for a client and stocking up on some travel items (see pictures below). And the other was in an email, linking me to an article about the productivity app, Trello.
I am a big believer of doing the little things – for friends, family, strangers, myself, at work, and at play – the little things make a difference in our relationships and personal development. They can also have a big impact on productivity and efficiency during the workday.
Here are some “little” ways to improve your workspace and workday:
- Emergent Task Planner work sheets. One sheet of paper for simplifying your daily schedule. I work with several clients throughout the day and this simple form makes it easy to track my time and stay focused on my top tasks.
- Speed up your mousepad. Go to your System Preferences tab, select Mouse or Trackpad depending on what you use, and increase the Tracking Speed. Everything you do on your computer will get faster. For more tips, workspace inspiration, and favorite products, visit my Pinterest boards.
- Four months of peel and stick dry erase calendars. I love these! I’ve tried variations of dry erase calendars in my home office (one month and 12 months) and these work the best for me.
It’s a long weekend for a lot of folks. If you’re cooking out, here are 3 star-studded Memorial Day recipes. If you’re working in the garden, here is a recent discovery too good not to pass along – thornless roses. Who knew?!
Whatever you may be doing this holiday weekend – be sure to remember, honor, and celebrate our military heroes.
Happy Memorial Day From Positive Workspace!