I’m just going to jump right in and get to writing.
Let me start by telling you the idea and reason behind To-Done. Like many of you, I’m a very busy professional with an active social life and way to much to do. I’m fairly organized, but I’m quickly realizing that being “fairly” organized isn’t enough. As ideas pour into my head, and more often than not, fly around there for weeks on end before they get any outlet. The more ideas I’ve got, and the more I’ve got on my plate, the harder it is to actually get things done.
The thing is, I like getting things done and I like holding on to my ideas!
I’ve been, for years now, trying out all kinds of ways to help keep myself organized, help keep my ideas in my head (or easily accessible) and keep my stress level down. On top of that I’m always trying new ways to keep my work/life balance in tact. At the end of the day, though I love what I do, I really like to live. Work should be fun and fun work should beget a fun life, right?
Recently there have been all sorts of methodologies (such as those contained in David Allen’s Getting Things Done) and related tools to help people get (and hopefully stay) stress-free, organized and productive. In fact, the sheer number of ways out there to help you stay productive and organized are often stressful and intimidating in their own right.
I decided, since I love to write and I learn by doing and sharing, to start a site that will focus on all this stuff. My hope is that it becomes a resource for people like me and grows into a community that can share and talk about ways to keep organized, stay stress-free, get stuff done and work to live a great life.