Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Book Recommendation

Maybe you're like hate disorganization but constantly find yourself in the midst of it because your life is so crazy busy. Or maybe your brain doesn't seem to work most days b/c it's on information overload.

You need to read this book.

I haven't even finished reading all of Getting Things Done by David Allen, but let me tell's VERY helpful especially if you are a compulsive multi-tasker!

The best part of the book to me (so far!) was his explanation of how our brains are basically too full all of the time. He compared it to RAM on a computer. Have you ever had a bunch of different computer applications open and running at the same time (of course you have, if you are a compulsive multi-tasker)? Has your computer ever started running slowly or even frozen up? Usually that's because the RAM is almost maxed out. Allen says we are like computers with maxed out RAM--we carry around SO much information that we are constantly "processing" (aka--trying not to forget!) that our brains are working overtime & are never allowed to just have any clear thoughts. Okay, that's the Megan paraphrase--he did a much better job explaining...

Allen spends the rest of the book giving ways of getting the information out of your head and into a functional system. I've implemented some parts of it already and I feel better!

This is the kind of book that is popular in the business world for its systematic organization but it can apply to ANYone from student to housewife to CEO of a corporation. So, if you're looking to do some serious spring cleaning in your brain, give this one a try! :)

P.S. You can check out Allen's Getting Things Done website HERE

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