A Daily Method for Deep Work in a Distracted World.

The Method The Planner

  • Most knowledge workers spend their day reacting to messages...

  • Creating constant distraction, making it impossible to think clearly.
  • Generating persistent feelings of anxiety and overload.
  • Impeding progress on the deep efforts that really matter.
  • Making it seem like your work is never done, thwarting attempts to relax or recharge.
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A Closer Look

The Time-Block Planner is easy to use. Each day you fill out a time block grid with a preliminary plan that gives every minute a job. If you get knocked off this schedule, you simply update it the next time you get a chance. Next to the grid is a collection page on which you can quickly capture tasks and notes to process later so that you don’t have to disrupt your current time block. And that’s all there is to it!

For fifteen years, author and professor Cal Newport has been extolling the benefits of time blocking. Now for the first time, this system has been captured in a daily planner that makes it easy for anyone to implement these ideas in their own professional life.

You already know what work really matters. The Time-Block Planner will help you push aside distractions and other peoples’ demands for your time, and focus on accomplishing more of these deep efforts than you ever thought possible.

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More FromCal Newport

Newport is a computer science professor and the New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work. His books have been published in over 30 languages, and his articles on technology, culture, and productivity have appeared in the New Yorker, WIRED, and the New York Times. He’s been a public advocate of time-block planning for the past fifteen years.


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