It's that time of year. New Year's resolutions abound. One of my resolutions is two-fold:  1) to figure out how to be more efficient with my volunteer gigs so I can 2)lead a more balanced life and enjoy my kids.

That's why I love the My PTO Today feature of our website (in the top navigation bar).  It lets me chose what content is most relevant to my role in our PTO and delivers articles, message board threads, Q & As, and customizable documents related to my chosen topics -- all to My PTO Today page and to my email inbox.  Such a great way to keep me focused on the task at hand. Gotta love that.

So have you taken advantage of this way to streamline and personalize content yet?  Here's how to get the most out of the My PTO Today.  You designate what's most important to you during the registration process.  When you get to the second screen and the section that says "Customize My PTO Today for you", pay careful attention to categories across from the "Topics I am interested in" header. It is here where you define what topics you want pulled into your My PTO Today Page.  Once you have checked off the boxes you can redefine the topics you want to watch as often as you like. Just go into your profile and select "edit profile".  Use this feature as a tool to help you manage your time and focus. Are you knee deep in planning an auction this month? Maybe you want to go back and just check Auction and Planning and Organization categories. Spend less time searching and more time reading and doing, so you can get the task done more quickly.

Hope you take advantage of this neat tool. It's always nice to make good on at least one New Year's resolution!