Design Your Day by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Design Your Day by Claire Diaz-Ortiz is a self-help book that provides you with ways to become more productive by setting goals and living life with purpose instead of just living life.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part is about deciding what goals you want to set and how. The second part is about organizing your time and work around her less is more method.

Design Your Day is a quick read, getting straight to the point without bogging you down. When I first started the book, I was really enjoying it. Even though, the information was pretty much common sense, I enjoyed how it was laid out and knew that it would be something nice to have on hand to refresh when goal setting. It helped you figure out what type of goals you wanted to set and what you were going to do to achieve them.

As I got to the second half of the book, I became bored by the content and found that most of what I read I already knew…Do Less. I found the book was geared to people that worked in high positions in companies or worked from home. It was difficult for me to relate this part of the book to my own life.

However, even though I didn’t enjoy this part of the book, I could see someone with a busy life of emails and meetings finding the information that Claire Diaz-Ortiz suggests as a useful resource. The second half of the book condenses the organizing part down into manageable steps.

I believe that if the second part of the book also included people that worked in labour jobs, raising several kids, and trying to please everyone…then it would be a book that I would have to purchase. But I found myself trying to figure out how it relates to me and how I could incorporate it into my life.

I gave Design Your Day a 3 out of 5 stars

Claire Diaz-Ortiz has written a few other books to assist you in improving your life. If you are interested in exploring these, you can find them here on her website.

I received this book free from NetGalley and Moody Publishers for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission of your purchase when you click on a book link. 


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