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Getting Things Done by David Allen

Getting Things Done is a fantastic read. I highly recommend it!
The most important lesson I took from this book is that everything belongs on a list.
Once you get tasks out of your head and onto paper you can stop worrying about them and start doing them.
The author calls this clearing your mental RAM and having a mind like water.
Another important skill is creating a single In basket for all tasks.
Sure, some things are more important than others. But how can you achieve world peace when you haven’t done the grocery shopping or changed the oil in your car?
Finally, it’s important to do what you can when you’re surrounded by the materials you need. It doesn’t do you any good to remember you need tuna packed in water when you’re at the car wash.
And if you’re experiencing low energy, do something simple like replying to a couple of quick emails.
This book has revolutionized my workflow and brought me a level of peace I didn’t know was possible when balancing so many different roles.
I give GTD my highest recommendation!
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