This is an excellent, excellent article. I would just add my 2 cents.
The To Do list is NOT dead. In fact, the first thing you MUST do is master a kick-butt To Do list. But as the article suggests, a list without a schedule is meaningless. Find a task list app that works, so you’ll always have it with you, but you can also update it on your real computer, which is where we can actually see things. There are many. My fave is currently Toodledo.com, which works across devices.
We’ve all heard that a plan without a deadline is just a dream. It’s the same thing. So first list, then slot tasks and parts of projects into your calendar.
Secondly, read “Overwhelmed” By Brigid Schulte.
Do NOT read the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, unless you have more time than you know what to do with. (His whole books can be summed up with the statement, “Delegate as much as you can, systematize out the wazoo, and don’t ever expect to work just 4 hours a week because it’s unrealistic if you want to be successful.)
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