Sunday, October 4, 2015

REVIEW - Taming the To-Do List

This was an excellent, easy-to-follow guide to help those of us that are prone to procrastination.  It delves into the reasons why we procrastinate and helps us to see how we will "pay" for our procrastination in due time.  I especially loved the section on ways to "charge and recharge" while working diligently to cross things off your list.  This was very practical advice.  The author gives us several ways to sharpen ourselves mentally for the tasks at hand.  She is not just a task-driver but really provides a balanced approach to staying organized.  Here are some of her ideas for staying mentally focused:

- a ten minute nap
- playing with your child
- listening to worship music (one of my favorite ideas)
- playing with a pet
- taking a short walk
- reading the bible (psalms)
- gardening
- stretching
- dancing to your favorite song

There are several other very helpful ideas in this book but the most helpful idea to me was the examination of the fact that we are able to be interrupted constantly because of our phones (i.e. email, text, etc).  Learning to manage others expectations and learning not to be man-pleasers is very important so that we can prioritize and please the Lord.  This book was really well-organized and was a pleasure to read.  I really haven't been able to say that for awhile about any book lately so many thanks to the author.

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

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