If you have been using to-do lists for a while, you know how stressful and overwhelming they can become: instead of shrinking, these lists usually only get longer and longer, no matter how fast you knock your tasks down. What to do?
Do More in Less Time
The following are some common sense tips based on Getting Things Done to help you increase your productivity and have a stress-free life.
Putting it simply, time boxing is the most effective time management tool that I know of. Even if you already know and use it to some extent, there is a good chance that you can make it even better with some of the tips that follow.
Since its publication back in 1988, The Now Habit has become well-known among chronic procrastinators looking for ways to overcome this crippling condition, and for very good reasons. Check out this summary with all ideas from this great book.
Procrastinators try to force themselves into action by saying they ‘have to’ do some task. Despite the good intentions, this is the worst expression to be used if you want to get motivated into action. Sadly, it’s also the most commonly used.