I sure enjoyed reading all of those clutter buster books last month but I’m glad to be back to productivity books. I’ve gleaned something interesting from each and every one of them – and I’ve even implemented a few things too 😉 Just kidding. I’ve put a ton of the productivity tips into practice.
Today I wanted to mention a classic productivity book that I read long ago.Getting Things Done by David Allen. You’ve probably heard of it. But if not, you might consider picking up a copy for review. The kindle version is a pretty good deal right now.
The number one thing I started doing after reading this book was immediately handling anything that takes 2 minutes or less.
That rule applies at work. But it’s also applicable at home.
- If you take something out of the cabinet, it only takes seconds to put it back.
- Same thing when changing clothes.
- Or instead of piling mail on the counter, trash the junk mail immediately and open all the bills.
These are simple examples. But they can make a big inpact on the cleanliness of your home.
There are a bazillon other tips like this in Getting Things Done so if you’re looking to be more productive this month, this is definitely a best seller for a reason.
Here’s a quick recap of the books I’ve mentioned so far this year:
- The One Thing
- One Line a Day
- 20,000 Days
- The 12 Week Year
- The Early to Rise Experience
- The 80/20 Principle
- 18 Minutes
- Clutterfree with Kids
- More or Less
- It’s All Too Much
- Clutter Busting
- Getting Rid of It
- Getting Things Done
If you’re a reader, I can’t recommend these books enough! Try reading in iBooks or the Kindle to stay clutter-free.
Now on to our daily task…
Write down every single thing that you need to accomplish this week. Then schedule those things (but make sure they’re the RIGHT things) on your calendar. That way you’ll know WHEN you will accomplish those things on your to-do list.
It will be 5-15 minutes well spent!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #4.
- Schedule your to do list on your calendar.
- Keep working on your cleaning schedule.
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