These are just a few of the words that have too often described me. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the details or quickly move from one task to the next with little structure to guide me along. Perhaps that’s the reason that I have developed such an affinity for productivity tools and hacks over the last year or so. I always admired those people who were so efficient and seemingly got more done in a day than I did in a week.
For that reason, I set out on a quest.
I’m still on it.
I don’t have it all figured out.
I doubt I ever will.
I’ve learned a lot.
I’ve spent a lot of time looking for ways to better order my digital life to allow me to be more productive and waste less time. I’ve made some progress. Sometimes I’ve taken a few steps forward only to take a few back. I’ve used some tools and forsaken others. I’m far enough along in a few areas that I want to share, so you’ll be seeing a few posts from me in the next week or so about tools and tricks that I’ve found to help me get organized.
And just in case you think that getting organized isn’t worth it or you’ve never thought you really needed it, let me encourage you to try. This whole idea of being more productive isn’t just about spitting out more reports or remembering those pesky errands (although that is a nice benefit). It’s about freeing you up to be the you that you were created to be. It’s about getting through the mundane to the things that inspire you. It’s about minimizing the time you work so you can maximize the time with family and friends.
So what are the areas in your life that could use some attention in 2015? What are those things that keep sneaking up on you that you keep meaning to address but just can’t seem to find the time? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.