I can’t recommend Getting Things Done by David Allen enough. It has helped me tremendously.
In today’s society, the quantity of information we consumer and the speed at which we consume it is far greater than it was for our ancestors. And we haven’t yet evolved to be able to optimize for it. We need new tools and systems to help us. Getting Things Done provides an outstanding framework for managing time and tasks and maximizing productivity.
This book has helped me 1) become far more productive, 2) avoid mistakes and forgetting things, and 3) feel less stressed and overwhelmed and I have a lot on my plate.
The last benefit might not be what people think of when they think of this book, but by nature of David’s system you’re keeping to-dos and information off your mind until you need it.
Anyone who’s even moderately busy should read this book!