đź“–Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

authors
Knapp, Jake and Zeratsky, John
year
2018
  • Highlight criteria

    • urgent
    • satisfaction (someday projects)
    • joy
  • #1 write down highlight
  • #6 burner list

    • front burner - 1 most important project
    • counter space = more space for first project
    • back burner - 1 second importance project
    • kitchen sink - everything else
  • #7 run a personal sprint

    • work on a single project for a week (to boot up and gain momentum)
  • #9 block your calendar

    • (schedule morning with myself)
  • #13 schedule your day
  • #22 Leave devices behind (leave devices at work, or lock them in a closet, or leave them in a bag)
  • #28 turn wifi off
  • #29 cancel internet
  • #35 schedule email time
  • (#37 pretend messages are letters)
  • #39 be slow to respond
  • #50 explode your highlight = split into smaller tasks
  • #52 set visible timer
  • #55 make a “random question” list ^ if you feel an urge to research a question, simply write it down
  • #59 take a day off
  • “you are more than a brain”
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    What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. —Gretchen Rubin

  • #64 7 minute workout
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Polan #book
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport #book
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin #book
  • On Writing by Stephen King #book

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