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1 Project / Day 🏗️ 📅

1 Project / Day 🏗️ 📅
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #39 • View online
Hi friends!
I’m a firm believer that scheduling your time is incredibly important. Every Sunday night, I’ll open my calendar app and look through how my next week will look like so I can get organized.
I’m generally quite selfish with my time, so I’ll always schedule things to my convenience as much as possible. I’ll decline irrelevant meetings I don’t have to attend, batch meetings and email time, so that I have more working time for myself. This is the time I get to work on the more strategic stuff, and can deep dive into whatever I am doing.
But I wanted to take this one step further, and implement more concepts from Cal Newport’s ‘Deep Work’ (which I wrote about here in a previous edition of my newsletter) by designating a specific project for each day.
For example:
Mondays and Fridays should strictly be no meeting days so that I can fully focus on planning and strategy work.
Wednesdays and Thursdays should be used strictly for working on action items on emails, as well as taking meetings.
Tuesdays will be left mostly for whatever needs my attention the most, but should still be geared more towards planning and strategy.
However for the projects I’m working on, I’ll focus my time on 1 project a day: Monday - Project A, Tuesday - Project B etc. The intent is to make sure that my head is literally in the right space, and to avoid having attention residue at all costs.
When you switch from some Task A to another Task B, your attention doesn’t immediately follow—a residue of your attention remains stuck thinking about the original task.
People experiencing attention residue after switching tasks are likely to demonstrate poor performance on that next task and the more intense the residue, the worse the performance - Deep Work, Cal Newport
Of course, there still needs to be some sort of flexibility based on other people’s schedules.
However, I’ve learnt to be extremely selfish with my time - because if you don’t prioritize your own time, no one will. Make sure you take charge of that aspect of your life, because only you can control it!
Curious to know, how do you all schedule your week and time? Do share with me, as I’m interested to know different styles I could potentially learn from :)
Till next week!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week 💛
App / Website - Readwise
If you do a lot of reading, Readwise (affiliate link) - you’ll LOVE readwise. It’s an online service that connects to your Amazon account and automatically imports all your Kindle highlights into one place! This is a huge reason why I continue to invest reading on a Kindle as well!
Readwise sends a daily email to you to share 5 highlights from books you have read (and as someone who reads, it’s always nice to get an email about stuff that resonated with you). Readwise can also sync your highlights for each book to Notion - this is super helpful when I’m working on YouTube videos or blog posts, and if I need any inspiration or quote I’ve read from a certain book. Infact, this is how I get my Kindle Highlight of the week below!
Readwise really helps with my workflow, and is just an awesome reminder of all the nuggets that I have personally found insightful. I love it, and will continue to be using it for a long time coming!
Video Of The Week 🎥
Crafting the BEST elevator pitch answer to 'Tell me about yourself'
Crafting the BEST elevator pitch answer to 'Tell me about yourself'
Please watch it, and give it a like 👍🏽 as it really helps support the channel and subscribe to my channel here if you found value in this video! 🙏🏼
Of course, sharing the videos with anyone who may potentially benefit from this information would help me a ton as well! 🤗
Kindle Highlight Of The Week 📖
Who are you deep within? I'm always on the journey to find out more about myself, and actively do and pursue the stuff I want to do! Honour your authentic selves!
Who are you deep within? I'm always on the journey to find out more about myself, and actively do and pursue the stuff I want to do! Honour your authentic selves!
Photo Of The Week 📷
Waiting patiently for bubble tea - you can clearly see who is excited and who isn't!
Waiting patiently for bubble tea - you can clearly see who is excited and who isn't!
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Jamie Lim Yin Yin

My name is Jamie and I’m a Googler based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on mindful productivity 📈, personal development 🌱and intentional living 🖌️🎨 to help Gen Z & millennials navigate life. Every week, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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