Four Thousand Weeks Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals

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Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.

Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we’re deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.

Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about time aren’t inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we’ve made as individuals and as a society—and that we could do things differently.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2021
August 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Big Daddy Mas ,

excellent observation on our relation to time.

Very good book on our dilemma with time. Read this in one week and it has me rethinking how I look at time and time management(a misnomer) and approaching my day accepting the present and determining a few essentials.

matthewwbaker ,

Helpful and Insightful - More Philosophy than Productivity

If you’re looking for a pure time management, get more stuff done, book then go buy Getting Things Done by David Allen. If you’re looking to learn from someone who has already tried GTD and a million other methods of time management and come out on the other side with a deeper appreciation for all that life can be, get this book and spend some leisure time digesting it all. More philosophy than productivity.

JeffinJapan1972 ,

Great book! Easy to read!

Loved all the anecdotes and practical advice.

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