Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed

Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed

The Institute of American Stress has discovered that 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago, and 54 percent of American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute.

The Institute of American Stress has discovered that 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago, and 54 percent of American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute.

by Paula Rizzo — 

A recent survey by the career website LinkedIn.com found that 63 percent of all professionals frequently create to-do lists.

If you are part of the other 37 percent and feel like you are chasing your own tail, Rizzo, a national TV producer, delivers the solution.

You will suddenly find time to relax, read a good book and do the things you love by using her secrets, time-saving tips and the fine art of getting it done.

According to psychologists and surgeons, staying organized is actually healthy for you, and making lists is the easiest way to stay organized, productive and efficient.

Even something as simple as creating a grocery list can reduce anxiety, organize your thoughts, boost your brain power, improve focus and increase self-esteem.

Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a struggle, and it has only gotten harder in the past five years.

It is no wonder so many of us are stressed, overextended and exhausted.

The Institute of American Stress has discovered that 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago, and 54 percent of American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute.

This book can give you your life back when you use the tools and techniques of the art of list-making that Rizzo used to make her successful at work.

 

$15.95 — Viva Editions, 2246 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710-2219.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 3, June/July 2015.

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