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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity


Reviewed by Anny Reyes, New York University

For many, the twenty-four hours the day has to offer are not enough to complete the innumerable tasks and projects on their to-do list. Hundreds of books, workshops, and classes are offered to those interested in increasing productivity and efficacy. Large corporations invest millions of dollars to increase work productivity and train their employees in time management, self-efficacy. People are taking up more tasks and responsibilities at work and home and often find themselves submerged in a sea of stress and anxiety. Their solution to completing their work is to sacrifice their personal and family time, which ultimately creates more stress.

The million-dollar question is: how do we become more productive while reducing stress and anxiety?

David Allen provides an answer to this question with a simple and yet efficient principle: write things down as you think of them. In a nutshell, Allen’s system of productivity focuses on getting things out of your head, organizing them, and getting them done.

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Getting things done reduced

Allen, D. (2015). Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity. New York, NY: Penguin Books. ISBN: 978-0-14-312656-0317.
Paperback. 317 Pages. Includes: index and appendix.