GTD for Homemakers: The Examined Life – Simply Convivial

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

GTD for Homemakers: What is Work, Anyway?

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: Why GTD? Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions … Read More

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. Previous Post: The Goal of GTD: A System Based on Common Sense Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions Mental focus and clarity is the aim of Getting Things Done. … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Goal of GTD

During our 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we’ll be lining out the steps to setting up and implementing key strategies to keeping life – even home and family life – running without “where’d I put that bill?” or “We’re running late” sorts of stresses. Previous Post: A True Work-at-Home Business A System Based on Common Sense What David Allen proposes in Getting Things Done is having a system in place to deal with one’s stuff so that one … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: A True Work-at-Home Business

Welcome to a month of practical, hands-on, and real-life organization and time management posts! I’m joining up with The Nester’s “31 Days” meme 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 stress, and increase productivity. That … Read More

31 Days to GTD for Homemakers

Organize Life, Alleviate Stress, and Increase Productivity GTD = Getting Things Done We can all get better at GTD. Moms need to get stuff done; let’s learn how to do it without going crazy. During this 31 days series we’ll focus 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 toward what … Read More

This October: 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers – Simply Convivial

I’m excited to announce the upcoming series during the month of October: 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers! During this series, we will work through the process David Allen lines out in his now-classic time management book, Getting Things Done, but the examples and tone will apply to our own circumstances as home managers (whether it be as stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, or homeschooling moms). What David Allen proposes in Getting Things Done is having a system in place to … Read More

Digital Home Management “Binder”: Daily Docket

Home Management Binder, Control Journal, Household Notebook: It doesn’t matter what you call it, having it helps keep all the tasks involved in homemaking in front of your face when you need them to be, but off your mind when you don’t. It’s usually done with paper, but can it be adapted for the technologically savvy? Or at least the technology-owner? Can it be done with an iPad, Netbook, smartphone, iPod Touch? It certainly can. Series to Date Introduction Calendar … Read More

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