Getting Things Done

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Part 1: The Art of Getting Things Done

Chapter 1 A New Practice for a New Reality Chapter 2 Getting Control of Your Life: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow Chapter 3 Getting Projects Creatively Under Way: The Five Phases of Project Planning





Part 2: Practicing Stress-Free Productivity

Chapter 4 Getting Started: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools Chapter 5 Collection: Corralling Your "Stuff" Chapter 6 Processing: Getting "In" to Empty


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Chapter 7 Organizing: Setting Up the Right Buckets 138



Chapter 8 Reviewing: Keeping Your System Functional Chapter 9 Doing: Making the Best Action Choices Chapter 10 Getting Projects Under Control


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Part 3: The Power of the Key Principles

Chapter 11 The Power of the Collection Habit Chapter 12 The Power of the Next-Action Decision Chapter 13 The Power of Outcome Focusing Conclusion Index



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Welcome to Getting Things Done

WELCOME TO A gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, and get a lot more accomplished with much less effort. If you're like me, you like getting things done and doing them well, and yet you also want to savor life in ways that seem increasingly elusive if not downright impossible if you're working too hard. This doesn't have to be an either-or proposition. It is possible to be effectively doing while you are delightfully being, in your ordinary workaday world. I think efficiency is a good thing. Maybe what you're doing is important, interesting, or useful; or maybe it isn't but it has to be done anyway. In the first case you want to get as much return as you can on your investment of time and energy. In the second, you want to get on to other things as fast The art of resting the mind and the as you can, without any nagging loose ends. And whatever you're doing, you'd probably like to power of be more relaxed, confident that whatever you're...