1. Be kind to yourself.
Many times people will speak to themselves in a way that we would never tolerate from someone else. The way you treat yourself can set a standard for others, so be kind to yourself, be patient and re-frame negative thoughts to positive statements rather than beating yourself up. Just as you would do for a friend, offer yourself constructive criticism, solutions and goals that are realistic.
The Dalai Lama once said: The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful."
2. Make small, positive changes everyday.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Making small, positive changes such as exercising a little, choosing healthier meals, creating new productive habits one at a time, for example, is a great way to get a boost and get excited about the positive direction your life is taking.
3. Stop Procrastinating
Take action to make change. Discipline is when you can choose what you really want over what you want right now and the more we put something off the bigger and scarier it appears. The quicker we get started the faster we finish.
Help make achieving goals easier by being realistic and objective when setting them. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. For greater success in making change and getting things done, be sure to plan your steps wisely in a realistic time frame.
What a Professional Organizer can do for you...
Many of us organizers work with people to overcome obstacles to getting organized and put in the elbow grease needed to get the work done. Personally, I do this because I have a passion for the work, and also because I really care that as many people as possible enjoy as much of their lives and space as possible!
Many of my clients are ready for change, have lost one too many opportunities or important sets of documents, or are caught up in a project that they just can't do alone. It doesn't end there as there are many reasons to call on the help of a professional organizer.
There are many organizers out there, yet I am different in the way that my enthusiasm really brings me close to my work. I love working with clients exploring their options, discovering solutions together and keeping them motivated.
If you need help to get organized contact me today. If I can't help you myself, or have a solution that fits your needs, I am happy to make a recommendation.
Designing websites is not my specially, yet I do take some pride in the creation of tidytiger.biz and hope you are enjoying your time here. Although web design is not necessarily a topic I focus on in the Tidy Times Blog, I have this helpful article to share with you which offers some excellent advise and a great resource which could be very helpful for maintaining an efficient business website. Enjoy.
Maintaining an efficient business website
Small business owners should take full advantage of the entrepreneurial power the Internet gives them, as having a business website is something all such companies need to invest in. There’s nothing worse than an unattractive and un-navigable website for putting off prospective clients. It is imperative to ensure a site offers an engaging experience by making it easy to navigate, pleasant to look at and with clear call to action buttons on each page.
The ease of creating a website is what makes it such an appealing advertising option. With billions of potential customers online at any one time, having a well designed website is an essential part of running a modern business. A website provides a platform to promote services and communicate with customers, and is an extremely valuable tool.
Here are some of the visual aids to include:
Big chunks of text written in bulk will quickly see users click out and into a competitor’s website; the use of bulleted or numbered lists is an effective way to break up blocks of text to make them more visually appealing.
How to make it easy to navigate
A navigation bar is essential as this gives website users a choice of which page to view and a quick way to get there. All of the important pages will need to be listed, such as a home page, a services or product page and a contact us section. Include as many pages as possible in the main navigation bar without cluttering the space rather than having numerous subpages, as this can be irritating to a user who wants to find something quickly.
A call to action button is important whether this be “Request a Quote”, “Buy Now” or “Work with Us”. CTAs should feature on every page on the top masthead section of the page, so they can be spotted without users having to scroll down. It is vital to ensure a modern-day website is optimized and content needs to be updated constantly to attract new visitors and to keep returning users engaged.
Designing should be kept to a minimum to make the website easy and cost-effective to maintain, with particular focus paid to the navigation bar, the use of images, optimized text and videos, a call to action and an short, catchy description of the services or products being offered.