Planning Your Day By Using the Highlight Method

Build by first deciding the most important thing you will do today

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It clearly defines a daily goal

In a search to simplify life, having less that steals our time and attention is important. The idea of being and doing more with less is appealing. It speaks of narrowing down choices to only focus on the essential.

It Causes Us to Design Our Day to Allow Time for that Goal

Regardless of what highlight we choose, we can take that information and use it to plan the day ahead of us.

It Gives a Measure for How Successful the Day Was

Creating a highlight and finishing it creates an instant win for the day. No matter what happens that day, you know that the most important thing (for you) was accomplished. This can help to offset any negative events throughout the course of the day and give us a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.


The highlight method is a great way to structure time and choose what to focus on.

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