WWD Link Roundup: Improve Your Productivity


Simple strategy for getting things done. “Every day, I grab about 10 things off my “This Week” list and put them on my “Today” list. Then (and this is the key) before I even open my email program, I try to knock at least two things off my Today list.”

Zirr.us: Tag clouds meets To Do lists. Zirr.us could have been number 21 on our list of 20 ways to manage your to dos. Do a braindump. Put near-term tasks on the Now list. Tag your items. Set due date and priority. View as a task cloud.

18 Ways to Stay Focused at Work. Lots of great tips, including this one: “5. Do not check personal email in the morning. Checking personal emails can be very distracting even with filters setup.”

Workflow for New Year’s Resolutions. A reminder for GTD disciples: “you should find a way to create the next task for any task you complete. This is where the process breaks for even the most disciplined among us, for two reasons: First, we usually do not know in advance the full sequence of tasks that will lead us to the completion of a relatively abstract goal. Second, the tools we are using to track the completion of tasks do a pretty bad job at suggesting follow-up action items.”

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