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From Omar's Desk: Making Time 101

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1. Highlight: Each day, pick one important activity to prioritize above everything else. This is your 'highlight', and it’s your top priority for the day.

2. Laser Focus: Give your undivided attention to your chosen highlight. The idea is not just to get the task done, but also to thoroughly enjoy the process of doing it.

3. Energize: Regularly recharge your body and mind. This could involve physical exercise, eating nutritious food, getting a good night's sleep, or taking short breaks during the day.

4. Reflect: At the end of each day, take a few moments to reflect on what worked, what didn't, and how you could make tomorrow even better.

5. Batch Tasks: Group similar tasks together and tackle them in one go. This approach helps minimize the start-stop-start process that can drain your energy.

6. Simplify: Reduce your commitments and activities to only those that truly matter. It’s about quality, not quantity.

7. Designate Downtime: Make sure to allocate some time every day for relaxation and rejuvenation. This is not wasted time; it’s an essential part of maintaining your productivity and focus.

8. Digital Decluttering: Keep digital distractions at bay. Regularly assess your technology use and modify it in ways that support, rather than hinder, your focus on what matters most.

These strategies are inspired by the enlightening book "Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day" by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. Implement these techniques to make time for what truly matters in your personal and professional life.

P.S: Create a daily 'time block' in your schedule dedicated to your Highlight. This could be a game changer!

P.P.S: The best time to focus on your Highlight is when you're most alert and energized. For me, it's right after my morning workout.