Executive function tip - create space

Executive Functioning Tip #11: Create Space

My time management tip for today isn’t exactly about time, it’s about the “stuff” in our lives. I firmly believe that the things we own, both in our home and work environment, takes up space in our brains as well. Just look around you at your belongings, the piles of things you own. It takes time and energy to figure out where to put them, keep them organized, dusted and in good working order.Having an organized panty feels wonderful!

I want space in my life to do the things I want to do and space in my brain so I have room to be creative and productive.

One strategy of mine is to maintain a giveaway bag in the downstairs closet. As I go through my day and week, I keep my eyes open for things in my space I really don’t need, want, or use anymore. I’ll pick the object up and say to myself, “It is time for you to become someone else’s treasure.” I then put the object into the giveaway bag downstairs.

Create some space in your life–give something away today. And you can help out others by donating to a local charity. This time management tip will simplify your life. It feels great.

About the Author Marydee Sklar

Marydee Sklar is the president of Executive Functioning Success and the creator of the Seeing My Time Program® and the Set Up Success and Seeing My Time® planners. She is an educator and author of three books on executive functions, as well as a trainer and speaker. Marydee has more than twenty-five years of experience working with students and adults with executive function challenges.

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