31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, Day 3: Why GTD?
This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series focuses on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention to what matters.
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Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions
Mental focus and clarity is the aim of Getting Things Done.
The reason one should keep a calendar and lists in a trusted manner is that this eliminates mental distraction and overload so that the mind is freed to be present in the moment and make appropriate moment-to-moment decisions. After all, life happens moment-to-moment and not typically according to schedule. If your system requires you to force your life into time boxes, you will increase your anxiety and tension, not diminish it. It might feel like control, but it isn’t at all.
Prioritized to-do lists simply don’t work after the first interruption.
And interruptions are the name of the game with young children.
Yes, that’s right, under this plan, there is no predetermined schedule you must create and implement.
The series in its entirety can now be found in Mystie’s kindle-exclusive ebook, GTD for Homemakers. To comply with Amazon’s terms for enrolling this book in Kindle Select, where it can be available for borrowing and can be discounted, the majority of the content must be exclusive to the kindle format.
If anybody needs to get things done, it’s mothers managing a home. GTD for Homemakers shows engaged and involved moms and home managers how to streamline routines, alleviate stress, and increase productivity.