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GTD isn’t GIAD (Getting It All Done)

So, I ran the 31 Days to GTD series here two years ago, then consolidated and edited it into a manageable ebook. But, lest there be any confusion, GTD is so very different from GIAD. It is only things, not ALL things, that are being done. I recently received a question (and I’ve several similar ones before), asking what we all want to know. It seems like a question that should have an answer, if only we could read the … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The eBook – Simply Convivial

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GTD for Homemakers, based on my popular 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, is all about focusing 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. GTD is an acronym referring to David Allen’s books and system, Getting Things Done. And if anybody needs to get things done, … Read More

Book Review: Switch by Chip & Dan Heath – Simply Convivial

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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Publication date: 2010 Date read: 2013 Source: Local library. Recommended by: a thread on the Well-Trained Mind Forum My rating (out of 5): ★ ★ ★ 1/2 I recommend it, but borrow it from the library. Summary The authors examine the common denominators in successful change (personal and corporate), telling engaging stories and giving practical, useful advice for making positive individual & group changes. Switch … Read More

Applying GTD at Home – Simply Convivial

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So, I’m done with 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers. I thought I would finish up the series with examples from my own implementation (also written two years ago – [grin]). Keep in mind that I wrote the GTD series two years ago and, before writing it, had been working at applying it slowly and steadily for about six months. On top of that, I had read it and picked up a couple tips 3 years before that, and my … Read More

Coming Up: Book Reviews & A New eBook – Simply Convivial

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Hello, dear Reader. For most of November and December, I will be posting [have scheduled, actually] book reviews I’ve written over the last two years and published on my previous blog, A Healer’s Geste. Thus I am both moving content I want to keep and giving myself a further postpartum blogging break. However, there will still be new content once or twice a week. How, after all, could I resist posting baby pictures? So never fear, aunties, there will be … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Key Principles of Effective Management – Simply Convivial

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This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series has been all about focusing 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. I hope it has been helpful! The Power of the Key Principles: Freedom Through Discipline The last few chapters of Getting Things Done focus on the “stress-free” … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Managing Projects & Hobbies – Simply Convivial

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This series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, is all about putting into place effective routines and processes so that the routine administrative details of life do not cause undo stress and we, as mothers in the heart of our homes, can peacefully and intentionally make good choices about what to do without feeling like we have a million details pulling us in a million directions at once. Previous Post: Working the Plan & Keeping It Current Project Control: Making … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Working the Plan & Keeping It Current – Simply Convivial

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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. Previous Post: The Occasional Big-Picture Review Making the Right Choices So, if you have everything written down, everything in its own place, and review habits settled, then how does all this … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Occasional Big-Picture Review – Simply Convivial

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One benefit of maintaining order and organization is that it frees not only time but also creative energy and our ability to be fully present in the moment. My hope is that 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers will help us reclaim calm self-control and self-possession, so that we can fulfill our roles and responsibilities to the best of our ability. Previous Post: Setting Aside Time for Weekly Planning & Review What & When: Infrequent Long-Term Evaluation Long-term, big-picture thinking … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Taking Time Out for a Weekly Regroup & Review – Simply Convivial

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This series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, is all about putting into place effective routines and processes so that the routine administrative details of life do not cause undo stress and we, as mothers in the heart of our homes, can peacefully and intentionally make good choices about what to do without feeling like we have a million details pulling us in a million directions at once. Previous Post: The Weekly Review Process Carving Out Islands of Time So, … Read More

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