I am doing another blog challenge this week. I am determined to push myself more because I know I am capable. I am also supporting my fabulous blogging buddy, Joi at Rx Fitness Lady. Her Mini Blog Challenge Party is this week, May 20-26, 2013. Link ups are available also. Today’s topic is Solve a problem for your readers.
I am the master at telling other people what they should do about X, Y, Z. Following my own advice is a lot trickier. However, I am completely sincere in the knowledge I share. As I have heard many of my elders say, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Several of my readers have commented on not being able to find the time to do various tasks, losing their way once they begin a schedule, and getting bored or overwhelmed when doing projects. I find the best answers online, in books and magazines, and of course from my Momma.
1. Ask yourself what is preventing you from doing the things you need to do whether it be cleaning, exercising, or getting rid of clothes that your children have outgrown.
2. Close your eyes and imagine how you will feel once that thing/those things you need to complete are done. Imagine what that unorganized space will look like after you manage it.
3. The best book I’ve ever read on tackling projects is Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Whenever I need to get back on track, I grab this book from my shelf. It guides you step-by-step on taking control of your personal and business life. It has flow charts for next-step actions and helps you be productive in the midst of chaos. It covers e-mails, paper clutter, household projects and schedules, short and long-term goals, maintaining the system once initiated, and dealing with your emotional processing of it all.
Which book or system would you recommend for managing projects?