The pandemic has brought about newfound creative interests in people, whether it is painting, starting a Youtube channel, etc. Having time for personal hobbies is essential, in order to keep the mind creative and engaged. But some folks are still struggling to find a balance between giving time for either. Somehow, the work tasks seem to overload by the day, and employees don’t get any spare time for personal development. But luckily there’s a technique to help get around that.
Getting things done (GTD) is a productivity method and best selling book, created by productivity consultant David Allen. It’s been around for a long time and a staple of productivity enthusiasts everywhere. The end goal with GTD is to spend less time doing the things you have to do, so you have more time for the things you want to do. The method helps one to organize their to-dos, priorities, and schedule in a way that makes them all manageable. It also has a strong emphasis on getting your to-dos out of your head, and into a system, you can refer to. This helps clear any distractions that might pose a hindrance.
The principle of the GTD philosophy involves performing five simple steps –
Surprisingly Allen has also said the big secret behind the GTD technique is not about getting things done. It’s about being free and clear in one’s head to direct their intentions to wherever they chose to engage.
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