Thoughts on Spring

**post is taken from the Halo Secretarial newsletter, you can subscribe through the link in the right sidebar if you like! Spring in Alberta is not a pretty time of year. In fact, my backyard is still almost entirely covered in snow, and in the few spots that the sun has penetrated, there is nothing but mud! Trees have yet to bud and flowers still lie dormant. Give us another month and we *might* be getting our spring on! But still,...

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Do You Sit Too Much?

Do You Sit Too Much?

I definitely sit too much during the day. I sit at my desk, I sit in my car, I sit and I sit and I sit. Recently I began adding in regular exercise to my week (training for a triathlon!) but still I know that all those hours of sitting are hard to balance out without a lot of activity. Then last weekend I read about treadmill desks (actually I read about them before, but never actually READ the articles, just glanced and moved on with my day)....

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To Do Lists

To do lists are a big part of my life. I have multiple lists – personal lists, work lists, long term lists and get it done today lists. My go to list is the very simple tasks list within gmail. That is my list for immediate and throughout the week to-do tasks, and I try to reevaluate it on a daily and weekly basis to stay on top of my priorities. Some of my lists go into spreadsheets or word documents, like the list of things to do before...

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Long Term Planning

January has been busy so far, but I’m still trying to fit in some decent long term planning. There are so many things to consider when you are planning out your year in business – marketing, holidays, client projects, school schedules. It’s important for me though and it’s important to my clients that I’m on top of my game as much as possible. In the legal world a lot of things may be known well in advance (big...

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Happy New Year!

1-1-11:¬† Love it! Welcome to 2011! Halo Secretarial has been enjoying a semi-hiatus over the holidays but we’re so excited to kick 2011 off and enjoy an even more productive and fulfilling year than we did in 2010. We hope that you all have also enjoyed the holiday break – and if you are ready to start 2011 off with a little more help, make sure you get in touch! Laurie

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Giving TeamworkPM Some Love

Depending on the needs of my particular client, I exchange  documents, dictation files and tasks in a variety of ways. My personal favorite though is my project management site through TeamworkPM. Clients can log in securely, they can assign me a task, send me a precedent or a digital dictation file and click a simple little notify button and then they know that I`m going to get to work as soon as possible. I have just learned that after a long...

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