How do you manage your time?
Are you happy or do you think you can improve?
If time management is very tiring for you (but also if you are doing very well and want to get new ideas to do better), this book can be of great help to you.
In the book Getting Things Done (over 3 million copies sold), David Allen built the GTD method, which has influenced the way millions of people around the world work and manages time.
What is the aim of the book?
The author intends to help the reader to re-organize his everyday life (work, private, study, social life) and related activities, improving time management and the quality of the “things” produced.
Does the book achieve its intended purpose?
Is it really able, as the author claims, to change the life of all of us?
Can it help us reduce the stress we experience in dealing with the increasing volume of daily tasks?
beating out competition from many who merely offer suggestions on agenda organization and priority management.
And lowering the risk of making bad decisions and falling victim to events.
Below is a short video in which David Allen briefly explains his method.
A book without defects, then?
I found some parts repetitive and, without them, the book would gain in readability and usability; I must also admit that returning with some regularity to the key concepts can help the reader to absorb the GTD method.
The reading and the constant application of the concepts that Allen proposes will certainly be beneficial to your time management and, ultimately, to the quality of your life.
To buy or not to buy?
Yes, and immediately!
Part 1 – The Art of Getting Things Done
Part 2 – Practicing Stress-Free Productivity
Part 3 – The Power of the Key Principles