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Taming the TO-DO List by Glynnis Whitwer

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

Are you on overload? Not sure exactly what your priorities are or should be?
Procrastinate on the important things that need to be done, because there is so much more urgent things that need to be done?
You should read this!

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

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

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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 OrganizedWhen Your Child Hurts, and Work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home
Glynnis, her husband, Tod, and their five children live in Arizona. She blogs regularly at

My Thoughts:
When I was offered an opportunity to read this book, honestly, this is what I thought, "One more thing to add to my to-do list." And yet, taming my to-do list, was exactly what I needed to read about, so I went ahead and chose to prioritize the book along with all the other things I have to do.

But, Oh My Word, It was soooo worth it!! Glynnis addresses things in her book I have struggled with for years. And also enlightened me quite to my dismay on some personal issues I have, such as procrastinating! That is a biggie for me. I like to say, "I work well under pressure." Basically, I just mean, I leave things til the last minute and then get them done because I HAVE to. But in doing so, am I really doing my best work, or just getting it done? I want to do my best for my family, and especially for my Lord and Savior.

Life has changed so drastically in the last few years, especially the way we communicate and that is something Glynnis talks about. The need to be immediately, at any given moment, at everyone else's disposal, which in turn hinders our productivity levels. It also keeps us operating re-actively instead of pro-actively. I know this is true in my own life. So many outward things always seem to be demanding my time, knowing which to prioritize and which to let go is a difficult assignment.

There is so much to glean from this book, you won't want to miss it! I am planning on re-reading it slowly and taking my time applying these principles. This is not one you want to just rush through. Invest in it and you will be doing your best work by the time you are through.

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion.


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