Getting Things Done

Sun 30 December 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Just looking at the title, I decided to take a dive into getting things done even before I started reading the book. So I started reading the book simultaneously with other books. And boy was I wrong! Not only does the book clearly discourage multi-tasking; it took me 3 months to get through the book even though it's fairly simple.

"Getting Things Done" is a collection of tips by David Allen on improving your productivity. They are quite simple to read, understand and implement:

1. Make a note of every task that pops into your head and file them. This reduces the cognitive load and you feel less stressed.

2. Keep going back to this pile of tasks that you keep filing and process them based on some rules. You could either trash the tasks, defer them to someone else or for some other time or immediately act upon it if it takes less than 2 minutes.