Taming The To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

9781493401246No matter how hard women work or how much they accomplish in a day, there’s lingering anxiety and guilt over what they didn’t do. We just wish the world would stop for a day so we could catch up.

Glynnis Whitwer has identified what makes us feel so overburdened–and it’s probably not what you think. Taming the To-Do List exposes a seismic shift in our society: from one in which most of us were proactive toward one where we now carry the burden of having to respond–to every email, text, tweet, and message we receive. This major shift creates a cycle where everyone else sets the priorities for our days, rather than us designing our own lives.

Taming the To-Do List addresses this significant change in how we manage our time and the issue of procrastination from a woman’s point of view. It addresses the common household tasks many women put off, like doing housework and scheduling doctor’s appointments, and moves on to the larger, more life-impacting delays of dreams and goals. Combining practical, easy-to-apply advice with solid research and biblical truth, this book is a compassionate yet challenging message of hope for those struggling to choose their best work over busy work.

About The Author

Glynnis Whitwer, executive director of communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries, is a regular contributor to Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotional, reaching over a million women each day. She is the author of I Used to Be So Organized, When Your Child Hurts, and work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home, and the coauthor of Everyday Confetti. Glynnis, her husband, Tod, and their five children live in Arizona. She blogs regularly at http://www.glynniswhitwer.com

My Thoughts

This book is 194 pages of wisdom to guide us to choose the important, let go of that which binds us or weighs us down, and reduce our natural urge to procrastinate.  I found much that I already knew and have applied, yet it has sparked a drive to increase my abilities in this area.

The author concludes each chapter with a call to dig deep, set goals, and evaluate the tasks we are doing in the present.  She shares much of her personal life throughout her work and shares how God showed her ways and areas to improve.

This book is not just about finding time to do but to be.  I believe you will find valuable treasure to apply to your life.

Thank you to the author and  Revell publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.