by Neil Fiore
One of the things I've learned by watching myself use the Getting Things Done system is that I too easily let myself get intimidated by large projects, with the end result that I procrastinate. This book actually meshes quite well with GTD, and many of the techniques mentioned at the end of this book seem like they could be straight out of Allen's book.
One of the key things I learned on my own during the last few months is that it's crucial that the "next physical action" for each project be a small-enough chunk to be accomplished in less than a couple of hours — the more intimidating the project, the smaller the chunks should be. The Now Habit echoes this lesson and provides a handful of additional strategies for breaking out of the habit of procrastination.
I intend to try Fiore's "unschedule" technique, to see if it will help me get more done by focusing more intensely in smaller spurts. I intend to post an update in a few weeks with the results.