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
I’d say roughly half of the book stems from the authors’ personal experience and the other half is based on second-hand scientific truths from popular writers ...more
In our immersive world, they have a deceptively simple system to make sure that you get the most ...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
If before starting to read the book, I had the compulsory habit of checking Twitter, Facebook and my email, now I'm perfectly fine to check them only once at the end of the day for a few minutes just to see if something important needs my attention. Are days when I don't even open Twitter or email at all. And you know tha ...more
Strong intro highlighting the importance of prioritizing what matters (I was underlining a lot of points they made). I like that this book was not one with a 'know-it-all' approach, and acknowledges that it's not expected that readers do every single one of their tactics. A couple of the 87 tactics did resonate with me and I can see myself looking back on them for reference.
Many o ...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
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
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