GTD for Homemakers: An Effective Next-Actions List – Simply Convivial

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31 Days to GTD for Homemakers will spend the month of October 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. Previous Post: The Types of Lists to Keep Managing Tasks on the Fly Many productivity or time management strategies involve deciding what your priorities are and ranking … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Types of Lists to Keep – Simply Convivial

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As I develop this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, I’ll be lining out the steps to setting up and implementing key strategies to keeping life – even home and family life – running without the stresses caused by forgetfulness, procrastination, and misplaced items. Previous Post: Processing Tips for Achieving Inbox-Zero What Makes a List? One thing I love about David Allen’s Getting Things Done is that he defines his terms clearly and precisely: The list is just a … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Tips for Processing Your Brain-Dump Lists

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Welcome to a month of practical, hands-on, and real-life organization and time management posts specifically for mothers at home! I’m joining up with The Nester’s “31 Days” series with 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers. GTD is an acronym referring to David Allen’s books and system, Getting Things Done. And if anybody needs to get things done, it’s mothers managing a home. So join me for the month of October as I explore how we can streamline our processes, alleviate … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Getting Your Inboxes to Empty – Simply Convivial

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As we develop this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we will learn how to renegotiate what we are going to do on the fly, creating a reliable intuition about what is “right” at that moment, in the current circumstance. GTD is a blending the proactive uber-planner with reactive spontaneity: the perfect productivity approach for a mother. Previous Post: Set Up Consistent Calendars & Lists Processing: Emptying Your Inboxes So this is the point at which we actually think … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Set Up Consistent Calendars & Lists

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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 administratiive 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: Establish Physical Containers: Inboxes, Launchpad, & To-Read Stack Guard Your … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Establish Physical Containers

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As we develop this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we will learn how to renegotiate what we are going to do on the fly, creating a reliable intuition about what is “right” at that moment, in the current circumstance. GTD is a blending the proactive uber-planner with reactive spontaneity: the perfect productivity approach for a mother. Previous Post: The GTD Habit: Achieving Ubiquitous Capture Now that you’ve at least begun to collect at least a majority of the … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Achieving Ubiquitous Capture

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Based on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, this series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers is about managing our stuff and our actions, and once those are under control, being more free and clear to focus on the present moment with our families. So this series is not about boxing our homes and families into a business model, but rather about being in control of our tasks and stuff instead of letting it control us. So, instead of running … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Collect Your Stuff – 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: Collect Your Thoughts Compulsively & Habitually Collect Things In Getting Things Done, David Allen gives examples of why you should do a thorough collection fest first, before processing or … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Collect Your Thoughts – 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: Avoiding “I Ought”: Intentional Decisions Banish Vague Guilt Write Down … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Avoiding “I Ought”

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During this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, I’ll be outlining the steps and strategies to keep life – even home and family life – running without the mundane “The keys are missing!” or “I’m out of underwear!” sorts of stresses. Though based on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, my twist is to apply it directly to mothers at home: SAHM, WAHM, homeschooling mom, any sort of mom. We are the very heart of our home, so let’s … Read More

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