Getting Things Done

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You may already be aware of it, but there is a personal productivity program out there called Getting Things Done (aka GTD), created by David Allen. Essentially it is a means of getting things done in your life in a highly efficient and much less stressful way.

I use this method to some degree during my work and personal life. I do find it to be helpful.

Here is a 45-minute video of David Allen discussing the general philosophy (not so much the methods) with Google employees.

Here is a link to David Allen’s website.

Omnifocus is a computer program I use to do my GTD work.  It also has an iPhone equivalent.

It seems like a bit of work in the beginning, and it is. However, once the system gets started, it makes things much easier. Typical benefits include: not forgetting tasks, being able to let go of stress related to upcoming events (because they are already planned out), and not having your spouse complain because you didn’t take out the garbage. Well, I’ll keep working on that one…

What does this have to do with therapy?  Feel any stress related to things going on in your life that seem daunting?  Hello?  GTD can help.  Give it a try.

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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