Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book over a year ago and have finally read it. Anyone who can discuss the systems needed to define goals (not the same thing as to-do’s) and identify all “next steps” has accomplished something remarkable. This book is well organized and oddly soothing to read.

All of the things that can overwhelm us on any given day are broken down into manageable pieces and explained at the same time. I felt like this was a meditation exercise (!)

I ordered some of the products(pdfs) which support the organization of the activities in one’s life, so that everything gets “captured” and put into it proper place on an action list. The whole inventorying activity is cathartic and calming.

This takes the idea of working from lists and puts it on steroids. Mr. Allen treats organization and productivity like a topic in science and this goes a long way to creating that calm approach to … Getting Things Done.

This is a book I will return to often.

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