Burn Out and a Mini-review

October 7, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

Burn Out and a Mini-reviewManage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei
Published by Amazon Publishing on May 21, 2013
Genres: Business, Non Fiction
Pages: 253
Format: eBook
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Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.

Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?

The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.

Featuring contributions from: Dan Ariely, Leo Babauta, Scott Belsky, Lori Deschene, Aaron Dignan, Erin Rooney Doland, Seth Godin,Todd Henry, Christian Jarrett, Scott McDowell, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Steven Pressfield, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Elizabeth G. Saunders, Tony Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Linda Stone, and James Victore. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder & CEO Scott Belsky.

I’ve been missing for quite a while. Trying to do 5 reviews a week on my own, regardless of how fast I read, lent itself to a total burnout in terms of reading and blogging so I took a month off. That month turned into two, which turned into three, which turned into now.

I’m back now, but I’m not going to force myself to read and review books at the rate I was going before. For now reviews will be sporadic, based on the books I’ve been reading, and maybe even while I am reading them instead of just after. We’ll have to see.

My current read is Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei. I’m about a quarter of the way through this book, and it’s full of information and suggestions on how to create a routine based on your own needs.

So far a lot of the suggestions don’t seem to help me personally, but there are a lot of fantastic articles in here. My favourite suggestion so far is to work within your own circadian rhythms. If you’re not energized until the afternoon, do your most important work then. If it;s first thing in the morning, when it’s quiet, then that is the time to do your work.

It’s a slow read, but I find a lot of non fiction books can be a slow read. I doubt I’ll do a proper review when the book is finished. It’s definitely a worthwhile read if you’re like me and need a wake up call to needing a proper routine so you can manage the day to day tasks, and doubly so if you work from home and need to learn how to create a day-to-day schedule so you can manage your routine or create your own routine.

I’m looking forward to finishing this book and working on my own routine.

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