Author Archive | Cathy Dryden

Keeping Your Electronic Gadgets Safe

Smartphones and computers make our lives oh-so-much easier. But they can be a gateway to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands. Here are a few tips to stay safe. PHONES: Back up its information regularly. Use a password so a thief can’t access your cell phone information or make calls. Use a strong password (NOT […]

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Conquering Procrastination

The word procrastinate comes from the Latin procrastinatus, which means, literally, “forward tomorrow.” If you’ve been putting off till tomorrow what you could – and should – do today, then recognize that procrastination is a habit that can be broken. But it won’t happen overnight. It takes 21 days to form a new habit. So […]

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Why We Procrastinate

Frozen. That’s how we feel when we have a daunting task in front of us. We know we need to do it, but we don’t know where or how to start. So we put it off. We’ll get to it tomorrow, right? Then tomorrow comes, and we feel just as frozen, and even more panicked […]

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Archive Your Files With Ease

What shape is your filing system in? Are your filing drawers stuffed so full that it’s nearly impossible to get another piece of paper into – or out of – them? Once a year, you should take time to review your files and purge as much as possible, leaving room for next year’s papers. 1. […]

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Creating a Filing System in Five Simple Steps

Bills to pay. Newspapers and magazines to read. Receipts, warranties and instructions to save – the list goes on and on. Each day we are bombarded with papers that need our attention. If you feel that papers are taking over your life, read on and learn how to take control of this task. 1. Gather […]

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