3 Ways Leaders Categorize Their Day
written by Jason Chenard
Ship builders construct the hull into compartments. Analogous to separate rooms within a house, the hull is composed of adjacent smaller sections. This way, damage to a piece of the hull would flood only one or more compartments, maintaining the ship’s overall buoyancy. It is a risk-mitigation strategy that optimizes survival.
Compartmentalize to give yourself the best chance. Using the sleep journal -- available inside the Sleep Starter Guide -- the morning after a bad sleep will guide you in assessing what tangible lifestyle elements from the previous day failed you. The journal allows you to compartmentalize your lifestyle decisions.
Did you eat too close to bedtime?
Did you have too much blue light exposure late in the day?
Did you have a drink?
Too much caffeine too late in the day?
Sleep journal allows you to compartmentalize your analysis (food/bluelight/alcohol/stimulants).
(BTW: this is a system/structure that takes humility and a belief that you can fix it. By giving yourself the choice (ie, autonomy) to execute this gritty review, you to set an internal culture for achieving good sleep).
Compartmentalize to give yourself the best chance. Break down meals into macros to learn where your current diet is loading.
Too much carb? Too much fat? Not enough protein?
Identify the macro using the food journal within the Nutrition Starter Guide and make the problem more obvious for faster results.
Compartmentalize to give yourself the best chance. Break workflow into components done on different days or different people instead of requiring all-of-none tasks that start and end with the same person or on the same day. Check out the full article here.
How can you compartmentalize?