Orangeville, ON (My Corner Office) You can improve even small tasks with efficient planning.

Organization does more than help you tackle large projects. Use these tips to be more productive in your day-to-day life.

Stand Up
Keep meetings short and on topic by conducting 10- to 15-minute “stand ups.” Studies find that these sorts of meetings are more effective. They are also better for your mental and physical health.

Make a Decision
Everyone has a “to-do” list. Often more than one. You can cut down on clutter and stress. Immediately address any piece of paper handed to you. As an alternative, block out time on your schedule each day to deal with paperwork.

Go for a Walk
Give yourself a mental vacation during the day by taking a 10-minute walk. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to focus.

Give Yourself the Gift of Time
Rushing to get a last-minute gift for birthdays or holidays can be exhausting. Save yourself time and stress by picking up thoughtful gifts year-round instead.

Set it (Out) and Forget It
Want a little more time to yourself in the morning? Take a little extra time the night before to prepare everything you need for the next day.