I know I am not alone in always trying to manage my time and projects. Truth be told, I do this better on some days then on others. When things get out of hand, and my in-box starts to overwhelm me, I know it is time to get back to basics. I need to declutter, toss and delete, file, create action lists, and hopefully find a couple new tools or tips along the way to aid my efforts. So here are two tips I will be living today as I clean out my in-boxes. Yes, plural: Work. Personal. Girl Scouts. Not to mention all the piles of paper on my desk.
- If it takes two minutes or less, do it now.
- Begin your project/action items with a verb. (this one is new)
Both tips are courtesy of David Allen, the go-to guru for productivity. I also liked this article today from HBR, How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day. And for those wondering, I’m still loving the Get it Done app to manage my projects and lists. I just have to do it more.