Taming The To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer – Book Review

Taming The To-Do List

Taming The To-Do List – Book Review

Are you the kind of gal who loves to make To Do Lists? Do you get a keen sense of satisfaction out of checking little boxes that indicate you’ve accomplished something meaningful?

Do you also find yourself becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the number of tasks remaining on your list at the end of each day?

Does the tendency to accomplish something – anything – sometimes lead you to focus on doing the little things – the minor things – while the really important things sit and linger on your list?

If you find yourself putting off the really important things in life to deal with the less pressing things that are vying for your attention in the moment, then Taming The To-Do List – How To Choose Your Best Work Every Day by Glynnis Whitwer needs to make its way to the top of your reading list!

Taming The To-Do List explores the role that procrastination plays in our lives.
Glynnis explores the reasons we procrastinate – the price we pay for procrastinating – and how to move from a place of procrastination to a place of productivity.

She also explores the role that fear, perfectionism and busyness play in our procrastination, and shows how even small changes can have a big impact in our ability to get things done. At the end of each chapter, she includes a Practical Application exercise that allows us to put what we’ve learned into action.

Psalm 90:12 says:

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

In Taming The To-Do List, Glynnis Whitwer shows us how to do just that.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About Glynnis Whitwer

Glynnis Whitwer

Glynnis Whitwer is the Executive Director of Communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a regular contributor to Encouragement for Today, their email devotional. She is the also the author of several books.

Glynnis, her husband, Tod, and their five young adult children live in Arizona.


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18 Responses to “Taming The To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer – Book Review”

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  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    Sounds like a great book. I am a compulsive list maker.

  2. Anastasia says:

    I’ve thought about grabbing this book, thank you for the honest review!!

  3. This book is on my list to read, and I love to check out reviews from other people! Yours has a lot of eye appeal and makes me want to get busy on reading this helpful resource!

  4. This part of the book looks interesting, “She explores the role that fear, perfectionism and busyness play in our procrastination, and shows how even small changes can have a big impact in our ability to get things done.” Thanks for the review.

  5. To do lists are important for me to do. If I don’t do a to do list then I’m likely not to get things accomplished. This book looks very interesting. I would love to know how to manage my time wisely. Thanks for sharing.:)

  6. AdrienneZM says:

    I *LOVE* making to-do lists! It is difficult to always get it all done. Thanks for your review! ~Adrienne

  7. Leslie says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Your review reminds me that sometimes BEING is more important than DOING. For example, our kids won’t remember how clean our house is, but they will remember all those precious moments we spent with them.

  8. Heather says:

    I reviewed this book too! I LOVED it 🙂 Felt like Glynnis was writing it just for me!

  9. Beth says:

    Great post! This book is definitely something I’d like to read, thanks for sharing.

  10. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    Numbering my days and redeeming the time are such challenges for me! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com!

  11. swathi says:

    Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  12. Trena says:

    I think I need to read this book. But wait, I’d just procrastinate and it would sit on my shelf 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with #What to Read Wednesday. We hope you will link-up again next week.

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