Life Hacks

So I was listening to a podcast by Scott Hanselman at www.hanselminutes.com and the subject was Life Hacks and I had one of those moments that made me stop and think.

A Life Hack is a basically an organizational tip or trick to help bring some order back to your life. Everybody has a cell phone, PDA, blog, instant messenger and 200 junk e-mails to deal with everyday. In between all of that blitz of media we have to do our job, take the kids to soccer practice, and mow the lawn. There doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day (or so I thought).

If you get a chance, go out and pick up the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. I am sure there a more than a couple things that you will be able to use to make you life simpler and help put you back in control.

I have also been listening to Merlins podcast at http://www.43folders.com/podcast. He provides some interesting perspective on David Allens GTD book as well as his a few of his own thoughts. He usually starts with a very offbeat anecdote but then ties it into a GTP principal that really makes you think. The Hipster PDA is pure genius.

Other resources:
http://www.lifehacker.org
http://www.diyplanner.com
http://www.43folders.com
http://www.productivetalk.com