Here we are…half way through the year. How did that happen? I have decided to do a mid-year review of my goals and an evaluation of my productivity methods. I have added a few things to my life which make it essential that I make productivity a priority.
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I highly recommend listening to this podcast if you are interested in doing your own review. She also includes a link to her Step-by-Step Guide to Doing a Mid-Year Review.
I’ve printed out my copy and will be going through it this weekend.
One thing I know for sure, the planner I bought for this year isn’t working for me. There isn’t anything wrong with the planner itself. Somehow, though, I find myself having not even looked at it for several weeks. I’m not ready to say it’s a failure just yet. Perhaps I just need a different way of using it. That’s something I’m going to be looking at this weekend.
I’m also going to be looking at a couple of digital task managers. Sometime last year I read (or rather, listened to the audio version of) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.
I think I may be ready to seriously consider the GTD (Getting Things Done) method. At first it sounded a little more complicated than I need but since I now have a more complicated life, it’s worth trying. A friend of mine who is a GTD aficionado, wants to form a local GTD user group. Now we just need to find a few others to join us. I’m also trying to talk him into writing a guest post on the topic for Life With Dee.
I’m also rather intrigued by Bullet journals.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you use a task manager? If so, which one. Are you a paper or digital type? Let’s talk about this in the comments. I’m open to all suggestions.
Recommended Online Courses (I’ve purchased all three of these personally.)
Morning and evening routines are essential for high productivity. Here are two online courses I highly recommend to help in developing these routines:
If you need help setting goals, I recommend this course: