Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every DayGlynnis WhitwerRevell / 2015 / Trade Paperback$2.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
$13.99Save 79% ($11.00)Availability: In StockStock No: WW700072
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Laura4 Stars Out Of 5Nice and HelpfulSeptember 23, 2015LauraQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If I had known from the onset what this book was about, I might not have read it. After all, what procrastinator willingly picks up a book about not procrastinating? I think first congratulations go to Glynnis Whitwer for her clever choice of title, cover, and back cover blurb - all designed to appeal to people (like me) who sometimes get so wrapped up in being busy, we fail to realize that the real issue is procrastination.
This book is about the type of procrastination that keeps your head swirling with other busy things, those things that are important and should be done but that also stand in the way of your ability to feel satisfied with the work you're doing. Whitwer does an excellent job of pulling from her own personal experience and from the Bible to show us not only where our roots of procrastination lie, but also how to dig them up and why we should want to do so. Although some of her helpful tips seem decidedly out of touch - certain suggested routine adjustments would mean never getting a moment's rest for a busy mother who has a full time job out of the house - I still found most of what she had to say really helpful. I think that Taming the To Do List is going to be another staple on my shelf of useful books for a while yet.
I received my copy from Revell Reads for review.
Jen PenMidwest5 Stars Out Of 5Just what I needed to get things done...September 18, 2015Jen PenMidwestQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
Is your to-do list growing by leaps and bounds without anything getting done? If so, join Glynnis Whitwer as she explains, sympathizes (a bit), encourages and demonstrates how to not only tackle that list, but make each and every day count. Busy? Unfocused? Procrastinator? Taming The To-Do List addresses all these issues through small changes, clarity, understanding fears, breaking habits and attainable goals. Relax and feel accomplishment at the end of the day
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not sure how she knew what I needed, but Glynnis Whitwer hit some things right on the head which needed to be tackled for me. Breaking the to-do list into larger projects and smaller pieces with emphasis on importance, definitely has made a difference. Understanding why I procrastinate on certain items, combined with a different way of thinking, and thus, a new plan of attack, that to-do list has actually been declining successfully. :)
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Taming The To-Do List from Revell Publishing for my honest review*
tammycookblogsbooks4 Stars Out Of 5Taming the To-Do ListSeptember 16, 2015tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Glynnis Whitwer is on staff at Proverbs 31 Ministries; she understands the importance of woman being all they can in God and for God. In her latest book, 'Taming The To-Do List', she wrote that we miss doing God-ordained things because we procrastinate. This simple statement (that I already know but let slip at times) hit home as I read it from the book.
Whitmer gives examples from her own life about how she procrastinated and the ways it affected her in many areas. She also gives advice from Biblical scripture, other people, and what she has discovered to overcome procrastination along with the reasons we let it into our lives. I liked the chapter on organization.
If you are looking for help at being the best you can be for God and others do not put off reading this book. Maybe you are like me and procrastinate what I think is a little, like Whitmer who had it overtake her life, or somewhere in between. I think there is something to be found between the covers of this book for every reader. I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.
GodsGirl4Life23 Stars Out Of 5It was OK...September 15, 2015GodsGirl4Life2Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Taming the To-Do List, written by Glynnis Whitwer, is a book describing how to manage the many things that we have to do in our lives and how to get a handle of all the numerous tasks we often face. Whitwer zeroes in on procrastination as the primary issue and describes how to tackle this issue, through Scripture and examples in her own life.
Some of my thoughts on this book....the book was a little different than what I had expected it to be. The book was not bad. But I thought that the procrastination issue was a little overdone. I believe that there are many reasons, in addition to procrastination, that lead to an out of control to-do list and all the many issues we have to tackle. I appreciated the examples in the book. She discussed perfectionism and rest, and I thought those issues were well addressed in the book. I appreciated her backing up with what she said with Scripture and the exercises at the end of each chapter. But for some reason, the book did not resonate with me and I don't know that I had any "aha" moment or take-away from this book. This book, I'm sure, will be beneficial to others reading this. And I did read this in preview mode so maybe I need to go through it again, a little slower, with my Proverbs 31 group.
For these reasons, I rate the book a 3/5 stars.
A preview copy of this book was given to me from the Revell Book Tours program in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Jessica @ Inspire to Simple4 Stars Out Of 5Feeling overwhelmed? start hereSeptember 10, 2015Jessica @ Inspire to SimpleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Are you forever overwhelmed by all you need to do? If your days end in frustration from tasks left unfinished instead of satisfaction from what you accomplished, Glynnis Whitwers book, Taming the To Do List, has some suggestions for you. Glynnis presents the idea that procrastination might be the culprit in the seeming theft of our time. Glynnis relates her story of struggle with procrastination and how it came so clearly to her attention. She pairs her story with practical steps to overcome the procrastination habit and move in what we are to do.
I enjoyed Glynniss way of relating well with the reader while still teaching challenging truths. Her book is an excellent kick in the pants for those of us who are overwhelmed at times by our to dos and commitments, yet fill our time with things which are truly procrastination rather than what we are supposed to do. Her writing is easy to read, and you will relate with and laugh along with her experiences and be challenged to stop the seeming never ending cycle of overwhelm and procrastination.
Having read Taming the To-Do List in overview mode, I am looking forward to reading it again and working through the practical steps Glynnis recommends.