Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your home or office? Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done?
If so, it’s time to learn how to be more organized and productive. A great way to do this is by reading books that can provide helpful tips and tricks for streamlining your life.
10 Best Books to Read on Organization and Productivity
Here are some of the best books on organization and productivity. Practical advice and practical tips are all you need for focused success in everyday life.
1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo’s book is a must-read if you’re looking for guidance on tidying up your home or office. In addition to teaching readers how to declutter their spaces, Kondo also helps them understand why they need to do it in the first place. She emphasizes the importance of letting go of possessions that no longer “spark joy” and keeping only the items that bring happiness into your personal life and professional life.
2. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
In Getting Things Done, David Allen provides an easy-to-follow system for organizing tasks and projects. He explains how to break down larger goals into smaller, manageable pieces so that you can focus on one task at a time instead of becoming overwhelmed with too much information. The book also includes helpful advice about dealing with distractions so that you can stay focused on what matters most.
3. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown’s Essentialism approach encourages readers to focus on a few meaningful pursuits rather than trying to juggle too many tasks at once. This good book will help you prioritize the right things that are truly important in your life while allowing you to let go of those activities that don’t bring any real value or satisfaction. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to become more organized and productive without sacrificing their well-being or mental health.
4. Deep Work by Cal Newport
In the fast-paced and always-connected world we live in, it’s not easy to stay focused. Deep Work helps provide you with effective ways to focus on cognitively-demanding important tasks without getting distracted. It provides inspiring real-world stories combined with actionable steps so you can start honing your concentration skills right away. The bestselling book will help you unlock new levels of creativity and raw skill power that will set you ahead of others.
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
For over 20 years, this definitive guide has been transforming lives by promoting principles for success in both personal and professional arenas. Whether you’re a student of leadership or simply want to make positive changes in life, Sean Covey’s updated approach to these timeless habits offers invaluable wisdom that will help guide individuals into becoming more effective leaders. With steps from “Be Proactive” to “Sharpen the Saw,” this classic book breaks down how we can achieve our goals while living with fairness and integrity along the way.
6. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit is a thrilling exploration of the science behind why our habits exist and how we can change them. Using stories from Procter & Gamble boardroom meetings, NFL sidelines, and civil rights battles, Duhigg presents an exciting new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
7. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek is a practical guide that will show you how people have gone from slaving away for 80 hours a week and $40,000 per year to working just four per week and earning five figures monthly… without quitting their jobs. Additionally, discover top tips on traveling around the world with no career disruption as well as the best ways of outsourcing tasks so you can free up enough time to do whatever it is that makes you happy. This is a great book and one I plan on reading a second time.
8. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
First things first, no real frogs are necessary. Eating one is just another metaphor for tackling those tricky challenges in pursuit of success. We all have days where our to-do lists seem a mile long. But with the power of Eat That Frog!, you can be more organized and better prioritize your tasks so you’re always taking care of what matters most. Brian Tracy, author of this time management bible, shares crucial wisdom on how decision-making, discipline, and determination will help take control over an often hectic life.
9. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
With the world becoming more and more complex, even experts can be challenged by their tasks. Atul Gawande has found that a seemingly simple checklist technique used decades ago in aviation may just have the power to help tackle today’s overwhelming complexity – from hospitals facing flu epidemics to surgeries requiring lifesaving precision. Embrace this innovative idea: checklists could hold the key to reducing fatalities in surgery by an astounding third. If you love a to-do list like me, then you will be a big fan of a checklist.
10. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
I saved the best for last. With Atomic Habits, James Clear will show you an effective framework for forming good habits and breaking bad habits – day after day. Get ready for remarkable results by mastering tiny behaviors that lead to success. Don’t blame yourself if change is hard. It’s all about having a system in place that works best for you. As one of the world’s top authorities on habit formation, Clear simplifies complex topics so they’re easier than ever to achieve with an amazing plan.
Organization and productivity skills are essential if you want to make the most out of your day and accomplish your goals efficiently. Thankfully, there are plenty of books out there that can help you with best practices in a distracted world.
Whether you’re a student looking for better study habits or a business owner striving for greater efficiency, these books offer something for everyone who wants to manage their time better and come up with an amazing work-life balance.
Find me on social media at @ChristinaAllDay and let me know your favorite self-help books and time management books. I’d also love to add more books by females and people of color to this list, so please give me your book recommendations.