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I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about this book when I heard the title. Was I subjecting myself to 200+ pages of some high-achievers telling me I should be sleeping less and accomplishing more? But one look at the table of contents calmed my nerves. Between the hand-drawn cartoons and strategies like "take a day off" and "go on the dark chocolate plan," I could tell this wasn't just another Lean In.
Here's a spoonie-friendly breakdown of the four steps to productivity:
Highlight: Start each day by choosing a focal point.
Translation: Choose your #1 priority. Just one. Stop freaking out about the 63 other things you think you need to do. What's the one thing that truly matters today?
Laser: Beat distraction to make time for your Highlight.
Translation: Eliminate spoon-wasters. Where are you using spoons on other people or things that really don't matter? Delete the apps, say no to helping with the bake sale and dedicate those spoons to your Highlight.
Energize: Take care of your body to recharge your brain.
Translation: Practice self-care. You can't pour from an empty cup. Make doable exercise, healthy eating and rest priorities so you can give your Highlight the attention it deserves.
Reflect: Adjust and improve your system every day.
Translation: None needed! Find out what works for you and quit doing things that don't contribute to your priorities.
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