Knowing how to plan your day makes a massive difference to what you achieve and how you feel about it. It’s the difference between time invested developing your roles or goals, and time wasted reacting to the distractions, disruptions and, deceptions that bombard you. The most effective productivity systems are actually quite simple when you dissect them, but we keep searching for life and productivity “hacks” because doing so ironically makes us feel productive. If you spend an entire day reading articles about productivity, like this one, you’re not actually being productive. The only way you find out if something works for YOU is to implement it and see what happens.