Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Tip: Taming Your To-Do List

I'm going to do things a bit differently for my "Tuesday Tip" today. I recently had the opportunity to read a wonderful book, and I would like to share my thoughts and review with all of you.

I don't know about you, but I know that I have a daily "To-Do" list. Some of the items on my list are things which must be completed that day, and others are items that have been shifted from list to list to list. In addition to my daily list, I have a number of sticky note reminders all over my desk. Does this sound at all familiar to anyone?

When I came across this book, I was hopeful that it would give me some tips on making my list more productive. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed. If you are struggling to do the same with your "To-Do" list, I hope you will read my review and consider reading this book.

My Review...

 Are you someone who feels that their "To-Do" list will never end? Or, do you feel that you accomplish everything you want to do in a day? Many people tend to focus on what is not completed instead of what is actually accomplished each day. If this sounds like you, then this is a book to check out. It is for busy people everywhere (and not just women).

Whitwer is a self-proclaimed procrastinator. In her latest book, she offers practical tips and advice that get right to the point. She addresses topics such as why people procrastinate, learning to get the right things done, and how perfectionism can make us feel like a failure. Her easy writing style makes this a relatable book.

In today’s society, people often feel the need to constantly be available to everyone at all times, and they tend to put off the important things. It is a common practice to fill the day with busy work versus important work.  However, this does not necessarily mean that being busy is a bad thing. Learning how to prioritize and organize are key components of this book. Whitwer offers ideas on making specific, measurable goals. Each chapter ends with a “Practical Application” section. She weaves in a number of biblical truths along the way.

There are a number of poignant takeaways, including:

  •   “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall bend and not be broken.”
  • “I can’t be perfect, but I can be perfectly me.”
  • “All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination.”
  •  “Your worth and value will never be found in how quickly you complete a task or how many items you check off your to-do list.”

I recommend adding this book to your “To-do” list today.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher (Revell Reads blogger program) in exchange for an honest review.

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