Make Time

Book Review: Make Time

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book. The premise is pretty straightforward: 1. Pick 1 highlight to focus on per day. 2. Find a way/s to reduce distraction. 3. Maximise energy and recharge the brain with healthy living. 4. Take time to review the day and refine your approach. Keep going through the steps and find what works for you.

It doesn’t go too in-depth into the theory or science (refer to other books such as “Brain Rules” and “The Power of Habit” for those), but provides a lot of actionable items for each step. Some I have been doing already (e.g. clear my phone’s Home screen, screen-free meals), many I’m very interested in trying out or applying more often (e.g. caffeine naps, walk whenever possible) and only a few that might not be workable for me (e.g. don’t watch the news, cancel the Internet). The authors are lively and engaging, giving ample examples from their own lives to inspire and motivate the reader. Overall it’s quite a refreshing light read, and would make a good reference for life organization ideas.

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