Taming The To-Do List (Paperback)

    Taming The To-Do List (Paperback)

    Glynnis Whitwer
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    Ever just wish the world would stop for a day so you could catch up?

    No matter how much we accomplish in a day, we nearly always feel a little guilt over what we didn't do. But do you really have more to do than the women who came before you? Maybe not.

    In Taming the To-Do List, Glynnis Whitwer exposes a seismic shift in society: from one in which you were proactive to one in which you carry the burden of having to respond--to every email, text, tweet, and message you receive. This creates a cycle where everyone else sets the priorities for your days rather than you directing your own life. The result? You procrastinate, putting off the important stuff for later while you tend to the "urgent" stuff right now.

    It's time to take back your schedule! Ready to tame that to-do list? This book shows you how.


    "I give this book a very enthusiastic standing ovation. Wow! I never knew how much procrastination costs us and how rich the rewards can be when we overcome it. My friend Glynnis nailed it with this book!" - Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

    "Ever scribble out your 'to-do' list but then become terrified of actually looking at it? You just aren't sure where--or how--to start tackling your many tasks. So, instead, you grab a soda, flip on the TV, flop on the couch, and vow that tomorrow you'll finally get your act together. No more! Glynnis Whitwer has crafted an inspiring and practical guide for preventing procrastination. She'll empower you to take that stress-inducing task list from 'to-do' to 'Hey look! It's done!' Highly recommended!" - Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 national speaker, New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All and Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Speci

    "Feeling pulled in a million different directions? Can't seem to get a grip? Then you need to read Taming the To-Do-List! It is refreshingly real and extremely practical for the busy woman, and it's packed with useful and encouraging help to manage time better, clarify focus, and stay on track with tasks that are not just the most pressing, but the most important. A must-read!" - Ruth Schwenk, author, speaker, and creator of TheBetterMom.com

    "Live the life that you truly love rather than your life living you. Glynnis Whitwer shows you how in her book Taming the To-Do List!" - Tamara Lowe, New York Times bestselling author and founder of ChristianExperts.com


        Acknowledgments    9
        Introduction    11
     1. Procrastinate? Me?    13
     2. What Is Procrastination?    25
     3. Understanding Some of the Whys    37
     4. Assessing the Price We Pay    50
     5. Myth Busters    64
     6. Overcoming Our Fears    75
     7. Too Busy?    89
     8. Thinking with Focus and Clarity    101
     9. Taming Our Perfectionist Instincts    114
    10. Replacing Bad Habits with Good    127
    11. Strengthening Willpower    137
    12. Becoming a Wise Time Manager    151
    13. Organizing Our Work    164
    14. Small Changes Matter    177
    15. When Is It Not Procrastination?    189
        Notes    195

    About the Author

    Glynnis Whitwer, executive director of communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries, is one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotional. She is the author of I Used to Be So Organized, When Your Child Hurts, and [email protected]: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home. Glynnis, her husband, Tod, and their five children live in Arizona.