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Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday

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Make Time is a framework designed to help you create more time in your day for the things you care about. It’s not about getting more done, finishing your to-dos faster, or outsourcing your life. Moment by moment and day by day, you can make your life your own.

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There is more to Life than increasing it’s speed!

Book Contents

INTRODUCTION
Most of Our Time Is Spent by Default
Meet the Time Dorks
The Backstory, Part 1: The Distraction-Free iPhone
The Backstory, Part 2: Our Dorky Quest to Make Time
Four Lessons from the Design Sprint Laboratory
HOW MAKE TIME WORKS
Make Time Is Just Four Steps, Repeated Every Day
Highlight: Start Each Day by Choosing a Focal Point
Laser: Beat Distraction to Make Time for Your Highlight
Energize: Use the Body to Recharge the Brain
Reflect: Adjust and Improve Your System
The Make Time Tactics: Pick, Test, Repeat
No Perfection Required
The “Everyday” Mindset
The Missing Months
What Will Be the Highlight of Your Day?
Three Ways to Pick Your Highlight
Trust Your Gut to Choose the Best Highlight
CHOOSE YOUR HIGHLIGHT
1. Write It Down
2. Groundhog It (or, “Do Yesterday Again”)
3. Stack Rank Your Life
4. Batch the Little Stuff
5. The Might-Do List
6. The Burner List
7. Run a Personal Sprint
MAKE TIME FOR YOUR HIGHLIGHT
8. Schedule Your Highlight
9. Block Your Calendar
10. Bulldoze Your Calendar
11. Flake It Till You Make It
12. Just Say No
13. Design Your Day
14. Become a Morning Person
15. Nighttime Is Highlight Time
16. Quit When You’re Done
A Love Affair with Email
Redesigning YouTube
Why Infinity Pools Are So Hard to Resist
Don’t Wait for Technology to Give Back Your Time
Create Barriers to Distraction
BE THE BOSS OF YOUR PHONE
17. Try a Distraction-Free Phone
18. Log Out
19. Nix Notifications
20. Clear Your Homescreen
21. Wear a Wristwatch
22. Leave Devices Behind
STAY OUT OF INFINITY POOLS
23. Skip the Morning Check-In
24. Block Distraction Kryptonite
25. Ignore the News
26. Put Your Toys Away
27. Fly Without Wi-Fi
28. Put a Timer on the Internet
29. Cancel the Internet
30. Watch Out for Time Craters
31. Trade Fake Wins for Real Wins
32. Turn Distractions into Tools
33. Become a Fair-Weather Fan
SLOW YOUR INBOX
34. Deal with Email at the End of the Day
35. Schedule Email Time
36. Empty Your Inbox Once a Week
37. Pretend Messages Are Letters
38. Be Slow to Respond
39. Reset Expectations
40. Set Up Send-Only Email
41. Vacation Off the Grid
42. Lock Yourself Out
MAKE TV A “SOMETIMES TREAT”
43. Don’t Watch the News
44. Put Your TV in the Corner
45. Ditch Your TV for a Projector
46. Go à la Carte Instead of All-You-Can-Eat
47. If You Love Something, Set It Free
FIND FLOW
48. Shut the Door
49. Invent a Deadline
50. Explode Your Highlight
51. Play a Laser Sound Track
52. Set a Visible Timer
53. Avoid the Lure of Fancy Tools
54. Start on Paper
STAY IN THE ZONE
55. Make a “Random Question” List
56. Notice One Breath
57. Be Bored
58. Be Stuck
59. Take a Day Off
60. Go All In
You Are More Than a Brain
You Awaken to the Roar of a Saber-Toothed Tiger
The Modern Lifestyle Is an Accident
Act Like a Caveman to Build Energy
KEEP IT MOVING
61. Exercise Every Day (but Don’t Be a Hero)
62. Pound the Pavement
63. Inconvenience Yourself
64. Squeeze in a Super Short Workout
EAT REAL FOOD
65. Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer
66. Central Park Your Plate
67. Stay Hungry
68. Snack Like a Toddler
69. Go on the Dark Chocolate Plan
OPTIMIZE CAFFEINE
70. Wake Up Before You Caffeinate
71. Caffeinate Before You Crash
72. Take a Caffeine Nap
73. Maintain Altitude with Green Tea
74. Turbo Your Highlight
75. Learn Your Last Call
76. Disconnect Sugar
GO OFF THE GRID
77. Get Woodsy
78. Trick Yourself into Meditating
79. Leave Your Headphones at Home
80. Take Real Breaks
MAKE IT PERSONAL
81. Spend Time with Your Tribe
82. Eat Without Screens
SLEEP IN A CAVE
83. Make Your Bedroom a Bed Room
84. Fake the Sunset
85. Sneak a Nap
86. Don’t Jet-Lag Yourself
87. Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First
Fine-Tune Your Days with the Scientific Method
Take Notes to Track Your Results (and Keep You Honest)
Small Shifts Create Big Results
“QUICK START” GUIDE TO MAKE TIME
SAMPLE AGENDAS
FURTHER READING FOR TIME DORKS
SHARE YOUR TACTICS, FIND RESOURCES, AND GET IN
TOUCH
THANK-YOU NOTES
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

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