Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day
'If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book.' Charles Duhigg
'Essential reading for anyone who wants to create a happier, more successful life.' Gretchen Rubin
Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, 'The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!' Or got to work in the morning and thought, 'Today I'll spend hours on Faceb
One of my biggest fears in life is the sense that I'm not using my time in the best way that I can. There's so much I want to make time for but it just never works out - ...more
Some good tips. Some typical SV bullshit. I suspect very useful and effective though.
In fact, this book is almost disastrously cheerful. The bright yellow case wrap framing the open book in your hands, the cartoonish illustrations, and the chat-bubble ...more
In our immersive world, they have a deceptively simple system to make sure that you get the most ...more
For me, this book has helped me take a step back and zoom out on my own life. I would describe the book as offering a kind of structured ‘life-hack’ framework for asking yourself what you want to be doing and making sure you do it. It offers tools ...more
As with many self-help books, the information isn't really new but in this case, the information was presented in both personal experience and practical suggestions, which for me, was super helpful. I can understand concepts quite well; however, the execution is usually my downfall because I don't always know HOW to go about making solid changes in my life. This ...more
Interestingly, just before reading this book, I was already starting on my own tech detox, deleting ...more
Highly recommended for all who want to focus on what really matters in their lives.
(I notice that many of the critical reviews on Goodreads mention that it is imposs ...more
My biggest issues with ideas like "highlight for the day" is not that I don't find time to do the important thing, it's that my procrastination is usually caused by fear, anxiety or other mental things. It's much easier to uninstall Facebook, book a calendar slot, plan ...more
I think the problem was I read the audio version. It's an enjoyable audiobook, but I don't think "Make Time" will be very valuable if you only listen to it. It has too many tips and tricks and it can quickly become overwhelming for someone who's trying to be more productive. Even the eBook would be impractical. If you really want to implement the authors' advice, get a physical copy.
Personally, as I am constantly r ...more
On the bright side, the book reads well and fast (but also from the format and ...more
The book doesn't try to be more than it is, but it's a good read, especially for the middle section.
I listened to the audiobook and the narration is pretty good.
I still cant decide what I enjoy more--the nerd-iness of the authors or the practicality behind their tactics. Either way, I know this isn't the last time I will re-listen to this book.