Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done

EXPAND Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let’s break it down and […]

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: mise-en-place. The “Meez,” as professionals call it, translates into “everything in its place.” In practice, […]

Digital To-Do Lists Are Fine, But What Really Motivates Us?

Digital To-Do Lists

I have two alarms: one, on weekdays, that tells me The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is set to start in 20 minutes; the other, seven days a week, that encourages me to free-write. Every night I dash to my room to silence the iPhone tune that many a roommate has grown to loathe, mindlessly […]