31 Days to GTD for Homemakers

31 Days to GTD for Homemakers

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Organize Life, Alleviate Stress, and Increase Productivity

31 Days to GTD for Homemakers & Homeschoolers

GTD = Getting Things Done

We can all get better at GTD.

Moms need to get stuff done; let’s learn how to do it without going crazy.

During this 31 days series we’ll focus on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention toward what matters.

31 Days to GTD for Homemakers

  1. Introduction: The Home is not a Business
  2. The Goal of GTD: A System Based on Common Sense
  3. Why GTD? Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions
  4. Work: Definitions & Types
  5. The Examined Life: Bottom-Up Management
  6. Avoiding “I Ought”: Intentional Decisions Banish Vague Guilt
  7. Collect Your Thoughts Compulsively & Habitually
  8. Continuing the Collection Process: Collect Stuff
  9. The GTD Habit: Achieving Ubiquitous Capture
  10. Establish Physical Containers: Inboxes, Launchpad, & To-Read Stack
  11. Set Up Consistent Calendars & Lists
  12. Processing: Getting Your Inboxes to Empty
  13. Processing Tips for Achieving Inbox-Zero
  14. The Types of Lists to Keep
  15. An Effective Next-Actions List
  16. Maintaining Projects’ Lists
  17. Lists for Now & for the Future: Checklists & Someday/Maybe Lists
  18. Lists Relating to Other People
  19. A Sample List of My Lists
  20. Organization: A Working Definition
  21. All Systems Go: Organizing Everything
  22. rganize Your Calendar & To Do Lists/a>
  23. The Review Process
  24. The Daily Review
  25. The Weekly Review
  26. Taking Time Out for a Weekly Regroup & Review
  27. The Occasional Big-Picture Reviewa>
  28. Working the Plan & Keeping It Current
  29. Project Control
  30. Four Criteria for Evaluating Tasks
  31. The Key Principles of Effective Management

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5 Responses

  1. Fe
    | Reply

    I’ve just been inspired to explore GTD… But as a homeschooling mum of four, I figured I’d do some reading about how it might work in something closer to my life:-)
    This series is great, but I’m wondering if you ever finished it?

    • Mystie Winckler
      | Reply

      I did! But it appears I forgot to come back and add all the links here! Sorry about that. All the posts can be found here: http://www.simplyconvivial.com/tag/gtd

      I’ll try to get all those links up soon.

      • Fe
        | Reply

        That would be great:-)

        I did find the other posts (through looking for the GTD posts:-) ), but I’m all excited about GTD at the moment, so I’m talking about it—and most of the people I’m talking to are homeschoolers, so I’m pointing them this way:-)

  2. Becky
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    I this series the same thing as your ebook by the same title? It sounds like something that would really help me and don’t know whether to spend the time reading this series of posts, or whether I’d be best served to just buy the book. What’s going to help me most as a homeschooling mama?

    • Mystie Winckler
      | Reply

      Yes, the book is this series, put all together into a coherent whole and made easier to follow. It has more content and is more streamlined. The book really is going to be the most helpful source for this information. Thanks for asking!

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