This book builds on the premise that the average lifespan is about 4,000 weeks. Using that as a framework helps you be rigorous when you're choosing how to spend them. It upends much of the common conversation around time management, productivity, "hacks," and tips.
...it over several days, capturing hundreds of Kindle highlights in the process. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and one of my favorite chapters is titled “Cosmic Insignificance Therapy.” 2/4
It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and one of my favorite chapters is titled “Cosmic Insignificance Therapy.” Even by itself, this chapter left me with a profound sense of calm that lasted several days.
- Recommended in: 13 Books to Read for a Happier, More Productive, and Less Stressed 2022 1 year ago
I am a bit of an Oliver Burkeman fan girl, so I was thrilled to see his latest book on Greater Good's list. One essential question is at its heart: "What if we paid more attention to the limited time we have on the planet and lived our lives accordingly?" Burkeman doesn't offer just the usual time management advice, but wrestles directly with mortality and our need to maximize the joy and satisfaction we get from our limited time here on earth.