Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday: Getting Stuff Done

At Barnes and Noble I picked up one of those self-help books I have always turned a sour face towards. it is called: Getting Things Done. Before I lost the weight I felt like I got more done than I do now. I think it is because I have so much more energy now that I have too many possibilities that I just ignored before. Well I have never been one to shirk on opportunities (unless they involved dirt or exercise before band). Well now even those options (except the sleeping in the dirt kind) are no longer off the table.

Anyway...I think I need some help on how to organize myself so I can get more out of my time spent. I know productive people and I don't feel like I am one of them. I am only in the first chapter but the book has already offered up something that is good. The author says that if we don't write down what we need to get done (and he says like specific stuff) our short term memory will keep chewing on it until we do. All of the brain chewing and thinking is a waste of time that could be better spent actually getting some of the tasks done. I believe that I am totally guilty of this and sat right down last night and made a short list of 'stuff' that needs doing. I just picked one task (finishing up the job quit). I have two bucket items to complete and I will complete them today.

:) Coffee time.


Lady Lap Band said...

I think I need this book too....sounds like me. lol Send some tips our way as you read more of them!!


Amanda Kiska said...

I avoid self-help books too, but this sounds like a good one. I think it would be really hard to stay motivated and on track without a specific schedule.

Ronnie said...

Sounds like a good idea. I might have to try that! I feel like I do less now, too, for some reason. :(

Cece said...

I subscribe to him :)