How To Get Things Done And Be More Productive

How To Get Things Done And Be More Productive

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productive 1 purple tree

Being more productive requires a commitment to continuously improve the way you do things. It requires that you regularly identify your important objectives and get things done in an efficient manner.

For instance, the “Get things done” (GTD) method was created by David Allen, a productivity consultant. His method focuses on two key elements: control and perspective. It is meant to make you more productive by organizing your to-dos, priorities, and your schedule in a way that makes them all manageable.

“No matter what the setting, there are five discrete stages that we go through as we deal with our work. We (1) collect things that command our attention; (2) process what they mean and what to do about them; and (3) organize the results, which we (4) review as options for what we choose to (5) do.”

In other words, here’s what you should do:

  • Collect all your tasks on a to-do list;
  • Decide if all these tasks are actionable, delegate problems if you can (everyone’s favorite part) and put it into a hierarchical order;
  • Organize your list (add priorities, note down deadlines, non-actionable tasks put to “trash” or to the “incubator” to give them another thought later);
  • Review your whole list to decide what to do next;
  • Work.

The end goal is to make you more productive by spending less time doing the things you have to do so you having more time for the things you want to do. If successful, this system will allow you to be more in tune with your work and more engaged with your life.

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