It is about finding the reasons behind this procrastination and the reason behind the self-imposed busyness that is lackluster in the overall scheme of the type of work you are able to do. Because we procrastinate or stretch ourselves so thin, the outcome of our tasks are mediocre at best. Not only that, we miss the opportunity to be part of the work that God ordained. In time, it snowballs into something that affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It will also affect our relationships with family and friends.
So why do we procrastinate? Why are we always playing catch-up? Ms. Whitwer gave us several reasons from focus to fear to desire to please everyone...etc. With the seismic shift in society due to advances in technology, we are given the responsibility to respond, and not to seek as times before voicemail, email, text messages...etc all came into play. And from that understanding, we seek to please and desire praise and pride in others review of self. The fear to admit you can't do it just clutches you. Find out what is the reason behind your stress-filled list, and then tackle it. Clarity is the first step in knowing and understanding why.
God created us with the intention of rest, and not to fill a life with tasks and to-do lists. He gave us just enough time, not too much and not too little for the plans He have for us. With advice based on self examples, Biblical scriptures and research, "Taming the To-Do List" is just that. Tame your to-do list to help you choose your best work everyday honoring your self, your family, your friends and God. I find it insightful and informative and something I know I will refer to many times over, especially when things get overwhelming. So why not start now? That's it. Start your weekend in control of doing the best work, the important work that God has bless you with.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." - Ecclesiastes 3:1NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for an honest review.
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|Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every Day
By Glynnis Whitwer / Revell
Taming the To-Do List addresses this significant change in how we manage our time and the issue of procrastination from a woman's point of view. It addresses the common household tasks many women put off, like doing housework and scheduling doctor's appointments, and moves on to the larger, more life-impacting delays of dreams and goals. Combining practical, easy-to-apply advice with solid research and biblical truth, this book is a compassionate yet challenging message of hope for those struggling to choose their best work over busy work.