10+ Best Articles on GTD
The most useful articles on GTD from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 GTD Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on GTD by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines)
- 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
- Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work
- Procrastination is an emotional problem
- The Case for Current Reality
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How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines)
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good…
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How to Beat Procrastination
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5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
By Leo Babauta One of the great joys of my life is living simply, and every now and then finding ways to return to simplicity. Life tends to get complicated with time, and so I find ways to simplify.…
The Case for Current Reality
David Allen's answer about where to start with GTD? Anywhere.
«The great challenge is to face current reality head on without letting it “get to you” and cause you to program the next one as no better.»
Forget time management. Master this to meet all your productivity goals
There’s no honor in being busy if all you ever do is busywork.
Procrastination is an emotional problem
If you stop treating procrastination like a time-management issue, it becomes easier to manage.
Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work
The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritized so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but others make it easy to see everything, organized by…
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on GTD.
Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy
Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organised and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let's break it down and see how you can apply a simplified version...
GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done
GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. (It should have been called “Getting…
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in GTD, including:
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