There is nothing quite like the feeling of having accomplished something you set out to do in a timely and efficient manner. And yet it is not something that most people get to experience as often as they probably want to. For some reason, a lot of factors get in the way of doing things which sometimes to a lot of challenges and stress. On the upside, there are always opportunities to become better at getting things done. And those who have a learner mindset who find ways to continuously improve will find many direct instruction books and other good reads that offer helpful insights on organizing and productivity. And here are some of our top picks.
1. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
Beat procrastination with this easy and insightful read. Eat That Frog touches on topics like identifying priorities, deciding which ones to focus on first, and taking on the biggest or toughest tasks first over less important ones, if needed, among others.
2. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Sometimes having a to-do list does not make a day’s work less stressful than it should be. Getting Things Done is a book that offers ideas and tips on how you can free up some precious space, literally and figuratively, so you can minimize the potential stress as you concentrate on dealing with what needs to be done.
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
This book by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo will inspire you to start getting organized. It is a good read for anyone who wants to learn how to get rid of stuff without being hindered by guilt or attachment and more.