January 31st, 2013
Ahh, to sleep, perchance to dream. It's safe to say we all want to have a prosperous, joyful 2013: in our families, communities and workplaces. One of the clearest trends I noticed among my clients in 2012 was an increased awareness of how important pacing and balance have become. We need strategies that help us sustain our energy and brainpower, so that we can continue to work smarter, learn quickly, and focus our attention on the things that have the highest value.
According to the National Institutes of Health, one of our biggest obstacles to performance is that we are not getting enough zzzz's; 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep problems. Sleep deprivation has serious consequences, not only on our moods and physical health, but also our cognitive function.
Harvard School of Medicine’s Division of Sleep published several studies in 2012 that indicate poor quality sleep leads to an increase in errors at the workplace, decreased productivity, and accidents that cost both lives and resources. It also steals our ability to learn: when we are sleep deprived, our focus, attention, and vigilance drift, making it more difficult to receive information.
December 13th, 2012
What better way to kickoff 2013 than with an innovative planner and notebook system designed to help you make great decisions about where to spend your time? As a productivity expert, I spend my days helping people around the globe organize their time and lives to achieve their goals. That includes overcoming bad time management habits, building new ones, learning to focus on what really matters, and tracking the vast amount of ideas, thoughts, and information they need to manage their busy lives...
September 20th, 2012
How effective is your To-Do list?
In my work as a time management coach, close to 90% of my clients are unhappy with their to-do list system. There are often many flaws in their approach, but the most common mistake I see is treating a to-do list as an endless inventory of everything in one's mind, without a practical plan for how to get things done.
To combat the "junk box" effect of a Master to-do list, I recommend creating what I call an "intelligent" to-do list.........
September 6th, 2012
Helping you make good decisions about where to spend your time.
I've always loved the fall. I love the way it smells, I love the way it feels and I especially love that shift of energy after Labor Day. As we are restructuring our dynamic lives, any tool that helps us organize our thoughts, choices and time is invaluable. That is the thinking behind the design of the Balanced Life Planner. Based on my 20+ years of time management coaching expertise, I designed this planner to help us all avoid the distractions and create meaningful days. Here's how ...
August 31st, 2012
CEO of Levenger, Steve Leveen, sits down with Julie for an in depth look at the new Circa Balance Life Planner
Levenger: What is the major mistake most people make in trying to get organized?
Julie Morgenstern: I’m going to give you three, because when we talk about organization in terms of time, there are three common mistakes ...
April 12th, 2012
I am so excited to announce that the Balanced Life Planner Product is HERE! and AVAILABLE for purchase from www.Levenger.com/julie
On that page, the whole product line will come up.
I can't tell you how jazzed we all are about this product finally getting back into the market. You've all been so patient and wonderful to stick with us through this whole process--and I am personally so grateful to each and every one of you. I think you will agree, when you see the product, that it was worth the wait.
April 20th, 2011
Clashes over clutter are a source of enormous stress in
relationships. Whether the culprit is your spouse, child, teen, roommate,
parent, coworker, or boss, the only thing more frustrating than not being able
to clear your own clutter is living or working with a disorganized person. The
refusal of someone you live or work with to clean up, clear out, or cooperate
as you try to improve the state of your home or office is absolutely maddening.
April 14th, 2011
I am thrilled to announce that my OpenSky Shop is officially
up and running! Each item is only on sale at a crazy 30-50% for 24 hours before it goes into my
Collection, where you can get it for a smaller discount. Click here to follow me
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March 22nd, 2011
Congratulations to Dianna Christman for winning our second OpenSky giveaway: my
Organized-On-The-Go Travel Kit! May you have many fantastically organized
travels! Speaking of travels…
OpenSky is doing a Julie
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OpenSky will automatically be entered to win a trip to New York City to meet me! Could OpenSky get
March 11th, 2011
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