Just like January 1st, Back to School time is a great time to “kick off the new year” and get organized! Here are some tips/tricks to get organized in your inbox! We also have a FREE printable for you to download if you like keeping your to-do lists the old fashioned way. There is just something so satisfying about putting that check mark next to a completed task!
Clean Up Your Outlook Inbox and Save Time on Email With These Fun Tips/Tricks:
Set up folders
Organize emails by subject,department, client, sender, etc…whatever works for your workstyle.
Archive Ancient Email
Put emails you want to save, but don’t reference often in archives to help de-clutter your inbox and folders.
Put “Search” to Work
Use your email’s search feature to find a specific email. Searching by keyword or sender is much quicker than digging through everything!
Avoid Repeated Typing
If you find yourself using the same text over and over, you can save it in Quick Parts to easily insert in emails. Here is how to set it up:
Write Emails, But Deliver Them in the Future
This is great for announcements that cannot go out right away, but you want to get it off your plate of things to remember to do. Here is how to do it:
Use Color to Identify Messages From Specific Senders
Want email from a certain person to stand out? Make it a distinctive color! Start by select an existing message from the sender in question. Then, here is how you can set it up:
If you had de-clutter your inbox and make it more efficient on your to-do list, you can check it off! If you need some to-do list inspiration, feel free to download our FREE To-Do-List printables below to print out and check things off to your hearts content!
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As daylight hours decrease, many people experience sadness and fatigue. At work it may be difficult to concentrate, you may feel irritable, and your to-do list might feel more daunting than usual. Winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder, affects up to 20 percent of us and there's more to it than just feeling unmotivated. The winter blues can lower your resistance and leave you vulnerable to colds and flu.
So how can you stay healthy and energized at work when all you want to do is hibernate until spring? Here are some easy ways to beat the blues.
Move it. Just ten minutes of activity can do the trick. Take a stroll around the parking lot, walk up a few flights of stairs, even gently stretching your arms, neck and legs can revitalize your body.
Play outside. Physical activity releases endorphins that can boost mood and health. Since most of us spend the majority of our lives indoors inhaling stale air, it's a good idea to take every opportunity to get outside despite the cold weather. It's even better if the sun's shining and you can soak up some mood-boosting Vitamin D.
Breathe. Sit in a chair and slowly count to four while inhaling through your nose. Visualize peace, energy and light filling your body. Hold it for a second then slowly count to four exhaling through your mouth while imagining tension and tiredness floating away. Repeat three to five times during the day.
Help out. Helping others less fortunate keeps your own life in perspective. Organize a group of co-workers to volunteer at a homeless shelter, for Meals on Wheels, or Habitat for Humanity. You'll break up the monotony and see your co-workers in a new light while helping out your community.
Have some fun. What's more fun than food? Plan a regular department potluck to liven things up. Consider adding a theme - say Hawaiian - and ask for tropical food and dress. Doing something different even for a few hours can boost your spirits and immune system.
Eat smart. Since most of us get sleepy in the afternoon, eat a healthy lunch that includes protein, non-starchy vegetables and fat for long-lasting energy. Good examples of balanced combinations include cooked chicken breast and carrot sticks, canned tuna and a lettuce salad, or fish with vegetables. Same principle applies for mid-afternoon snacks. Don't expect to stay energized if you're not eating right.
Set some goals. If you're feeling like every day is the same, shake things up by setting goals for yourself. Tackle your list of must-read books, finish a long-neglected project, brush up on your skills, attend a seminar or take a class outside your comfort zone.
Go fruity. Bananas, apples and grapes can give a much-needed lift because they contain natural sugars, vitamins and fiber. Bananas are one of the few fruits containing both simple carbohydrates, for instant energy, and complex carbohydrates, for endurance. Need something to keep at your desk? Try dates. They also include both simple and complex carbs and are loaded with essential nutrients and vitamins.
Keep it clean. A recent report states that the average desk has 400 times more germs on it than a toilet seat! And under the right condition, these germs can double every 15 minutes on shared equipment like copy machines, light switches, and coffee pots. Think about all the items you touch on your desk alone - keyboard, mouse, phone, pens. They carry a surprising amount of bacteria. Always wash your hands after using the restroom, use hand sanitizer after touching shared equipment, and regularly wipe down your office area with antibacterial wipes. You also might consider upgrading your mousepad, keyboard, and other items to the new antimicrobial products that inhibit the spread of germs.
Don't let Mother Nature wreak havoc on your mental and physical well-being. Check out our Health is Wealth Sweepstakes. You could win $1,000.00 and watch this month for even more ways to keep you happy, healthy and energized all winter long.http://www.twistop.com/WealthIsHealthSweeps.html
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