GTD & Productivity
In terms of personal productivity this means strategies, habits and life hacks, that can change the way you live, work, and communicate in very beneficial ways. It's not just about get more work done though, it's about ensuring you have time for family and friends, exercise, sleep and other things that bring happiness to you such as reading, meditation or journalling. If you want to read more about this have a look at this collection of articles on all things productive.
Getting Things Done a productivity ethos created by David Allen which provides a structure and step by step guide to managing all of the projects and tasks in your work and home life.
If you find that you never have time to do all things you want to achieve in the day, or that you have no time to yourself due to work or family commitments, then one option is to wake up an hour or two earlier than you would normally. For more detailed strategies on how to do this look at the work of Robin Sharma, Hal Elrod and Jeff Sanders. Win The Battle of The Bed. Put mind over mattress. Get up early. And as Benjamin Franklin once noted: “there will be plenty of time to sleep when you are dead.”
We all get too much email and managing it takes up an increasing amount of our time, time we could be spending doing something much more important. The idea of Inbox Zero was first created by Merlin Mann. It's not so much about having zero messages in your inbox at the end of the day, it's more about not using your inbox as a to do list and not having any 'loose ends' in there that are pulling at your attention as Mann tells us "its not how many messages are in your inbox – it’s how much of your own brain is in that inbox. Especially when you don’t want it to be. That’s it.". You can watch him here talk about the concept to a team of Google employees.