One Year to an Organized Work Life : From Your Desk to Your Deadlines, the Week-by-Week Guide to Eliminating Office Stress for Good

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  • Copyright: 12/1/2008
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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For many of us, the workplace is our second home...and it's just as messy. But who would you be if you felt totally in control of your schedule, your workload, and your career?One Year to an Organized Work Lifeis a unique week-by-week, month-by-month system to streamline your workspace, take the anxiety out of your job, and have more time for what you love.Using her unique "Zen organizing" approach, professional organizer Regina Leeds shows readers the simple steps to get more done in less timefrom clearing your desk and organizing your files to dealing with email and making meetings efficient. Regina helps you tackle the sources of stress, disorganization, and time management difficulties so that over time, life becomes easier, not overwhelming.Whether you're looking to advance your career, balance your work and family, or just deal with the daily deluge of paperwork,One Year to an Organized Work Lifewill help you spend less time at the office and go home happy.

Author Biography

Regina Leeds, a professional organizer and founder of Get Organized! by Regina, is the author of several books, including The Zen of Organizing. She lives outside of Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
January: Start Freshp. 11
Chart the Coursep. 14
Decide Where You Want to Bep. 19
Keep a Calendarp. 25
Calm the Morning Rushp. 30
February: Make the Most of Your Office Spacep. 38
Reclaim Your Officep. 41
Employ the Magic Formulap. 47
Clear Your Deskp. 55
Take Back Your Spacep. 61
March: Stop Paper Pileupsp. 67
Buried in Paperp. 70
Learn the Secrets of a Working File Systemp. 74
From Piles to Filesp. 83
Maintain Your File Systemp. 95
April: Break Your Worst Time-Wasting Habitsp. 102
Understand Procrastinationp. 104
Let Go of Perfectionp. 110
Find Where the Time Goesp. 114
Improve Your Focusp. 118
May: Set Prioritiesp. 124
Discover Why You Are in This Picklep. 126
Stop Negative Thinkingp. 130
Create a To-Do Planp. 133
Identify Sneaky Schedule-Interruptersp. 141
June: Dealing with Peoplep. 146
Make Meetings More Productivep. 148
Have We Met Before?p. 151
Reactions Are Always a Choicep. 154
Deal with Difficult Peoplep. 157
July: Take a Vacation!p. 163
Beat Burnoutp. 165
Get the Office Ready for Your Departurep. 169
Use Your New Skills to Plan Your Vacationp. 173
Leave Your BlackBerry Behindp. 176
August: Organize Your Virtual Worldp. 181
Uncover Your Communication Stylep. 183
Organize Your E-Mailp. 185
More Communication Opportunitiesp. 189
Clean Out and Back Up Computer Filesp. 194
September: Fine-Tune for Fallp. 198
Improve Your Commutep. 200
Organize Your Home Schedulep. 204
Plan Your Home Officep. 208
Create Your Home Officep. 212
October: Ease Business Travelp. 216
Get in Syncp. 217
When You Have to Get Ready at the Last Minutep. 221
Pack for Businessp. 226
Complete Those Expense Reportsp. 230
November: Move Forwardp. 233
Harness the Value of Professional Networkingp. 234
Make the Most of Conferences and Sales Conventionsp. 238
Update Your Resume and Other Important Documentsp. 241
Prepare for a Review and Ask for a Raisep. 245
December: Balance Your Work and Lifep. 249
Streamline Your Holiday Experience at Workp. 251
Office Partiesp. 255
Banish End-of-the-Year Business Madness!p. 259
Enjoy This Week and Prepare for Next Yearp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Resourcesp. 273
Indexp. 279
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