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12 Aug 2005

Recently I had some time to reflect on how busy my schedule is and how I'm dividing my time. I came to the conclusion that I'm doing things all wrong.

Doing it wrong?

Well, doing it wrong may be a strong statement to make but I've learned a few things over the past couple weeks. There have been a proliferation of productivity blogs, books and articles making their way around the web. Sure, they've been around for a while and this goes more towards my point.

Time, your friend and your enemy

For those not in the know, the whole point of the GTD movement is to organize your work and life efficiently. That's all well and good but if you're still not good at managing your time your organization will suffer. If your organization suffers you're no further ahead than when you started.

One thing that I've done to help manage my time better is moderation. This works especially well for those of you working at home. It takes some discipline but moderating your time, your work, and your schedule can also help you become more productive.

How do you moderate?

Here is a short list of things that I do to help moderate my day and projects. Some may work for you and some may not. If you have any tips for moderation and GTD feel free to add them in the comments.

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