Don’t do it now, do it tomorrow

by Stuart on 6 October 2010

This might sound a bit odd to those of us brought up on the 'only handle things once', 'do it now' school of time management, but don't dismiss it out of hand. Mark Forster has written a book called "Do it tomorrow" where he advocates a different way of looking at things, and it's a good way.

The principles are simple – you can't do everything today, so put some off until tomorrow.  This is not advocating the sort of procrastination that most us do.  Rather it's studied procrastination – deciding proactively that task x can't be done today and so I will do it tomorrow.

Like most time management books, it's not rocket science.  But we are all different and look at life differently, and Mark's view of life will hit the spot for a lot of people.  If you're still struggling with a to-do list that never gets done, then perhaps this may be your breakthrough.

I've tried some of the techniques that Mark describes, and they help. It's definitely worth a look.

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