Last week I told you how I had procrastinated reading my book of the week. Kind of ironic since the book I was to review was called Productivity for the Perpetually Overwhelmed. 🙂
Well, I finally zipped through the book thanks to my Kindle reading app.
I was a bit perplexed in the first few chapters because the author talked all about waking up early, getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating right. It wasn’t until chapter four that he got to the nitty-gritty details of getting stuff done!
He was right to start out with the basics.
My husband was out of town for a week so I decided to be very disciplined in my routine. An exercise buddy came over at 6:30 every morning to work out. That meant I was ups around 5:00 so I could wake up and read. Having the accountability of starting out the morning with a bang was extremely helpful.
- I went to be earlier…because I knew I had to be awake enough to work out.
- I ate better…because I had already worked out which meant I felt better.
- I was alert and productive all morning…because my blood was pumping from the workout.
Those few changes made a huge difference in my productivity!
Of course, the actual productivity tips are just as helpful. If Productivity for the Perpetually Overwhelmed sounds like something you need, hop on over and get it now!
Here’s a recap of the books I’ve recommended so far:
- 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
- Bit Literacy
- Do the Work
- Habit Stacking
- Productivity for the Perpetually Overwhelmed
If you’re a reader, I can’t recommend these books enough! Try reading in iBooks or the Kindle to stay clutter-free.
You can read eBooks on most devices using the FREE Kindle Reading App!
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 #7.
- Schedule your to do list on your calendar.
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