Best Practices for Managing the To Dos of Life
What is the difference between doing too much and lack of organization? David Allen gets us closer the answer with “Getting Things Done.”
This book exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it. The only caveat I will provide is that if you are looking for a quick fix and a quick read- this is neither. If you are serious about managing what you need to do and want to do it with greater efficiency, look no further.
I read this book on the recommendation of my best friend Tory and her husband, Jon. In the aftermath of losing my husband, I was stuck in Overwhelming Busyness (OB) looking for direction tackling the intimidating mountain of things to do.
Picking up the pieces, I had to critically reevaluate everything. I took my time and read. This book is about more than just getting things accomplished. It systematically organizes life so we can identify our projects and manage priorities. Ultimately, I desired to free time for the things that are important to me and this book delivers.
I did a great job initiating the system but I fell out of routine and have fallen behind. Trying to manage without it is uncomfortable and rather exhausting. I find myself in the territory of Busyness without reserve (BWR). This is the perfect time to reread the book and regroup. I am efficient at baseline, but this book expanded my capacity and gave me a freedom that I want to revisit. #busynessbalance