The Daily Shutdown

I’m working on getting better at what Cal Newport calls the work shutdown ritual rather than closing my laptop and getting the heck outta Dodge.

TBH, I’m still pretty terrible about it. I added a 15-minute block to my calendar at the end of the day to remind me to take the time for my daily shutdown, but I still don’t always follow it.

What’s in my daily shutdown?

  • Review my Full Focus Planner for the day. Move any open items to Google Tasks or create calendar events.
  • Double-check that I’ve tracked all my time blocks for the day.
  • Review tomorrow’s tasks and meetings
  • Block time for tomorrow for any big tasks.
Written on September 1, 2022