Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

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 ...

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374159122

Category: Self-Help

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Time is our biggest worry: there is too little of it. The award-winning, renowned Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman offers a lively, entertaining philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life 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 struggle 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 obsession with “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life, 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.
Categories: Self-Help

Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is the most important book ever written about time management.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of WorkLife What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that ...

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735232471

Category: Self-Help

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is the most important book ever written about time management.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of WorkLife What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that you could finally get around to what counts? We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of the challenge. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its tyranny. Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.
Categories: Self-Help

Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

Assuming you live to be eighty, you'll have had about four thousand weeks. Certainly, you might get lucky: make it to ninety, and you'll have had almost 4,700 weeks. You might get really lucky, like Jeanne Calment, the Frenchwoman who ...

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473545557

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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**The instant Sunday Times bestseller** Battling an overfilled inbox? Your ever-lengthening to-do lists? Struggling against distraction? What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts? If you live to 80, you'll have barely more than four thousand weeks on earth. How will you decide how to spend them? Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its tyranny. Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count. **A FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR** 'Life is finite. You don't have to fit everything in... Read this book and wake up to a new way of thinking and living' EMMA GANNON 'Wonderful. Instead of offering new tips on how to cram more into your day, it questions why we feel the need to' THE TIMES 'Every sentence is riven with gold' CHRIS EVANS 'Comforting, fascinating, engaging, inspiring and useful' MARIAN KEYES
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Summary of Oliver Burkeman s Four Thousand Weeks

Summary of Oliver Burkeman s Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks (2021) is a self-help book about using our time eectively, but not in the conventional sense. British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman argues that time management as we know it has failed horribly and we need to ...

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Oliver Burkeman's Four Thousand Weeks Four Thousand Weeks (2021) is a self-help book about using our time effectively, but not in the conventional sense. British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman argues that time management as we know it has failed horribly and we need to stop pretending otherwise. The average human life expectancy is outrageously short. If you live to be eighty, you’ll have lived for about four thousand weeks. Thus, it's no surprise that ancient Greek philosophers considered the brevity of human life to be the defining problem of our existence. Unfortunately, the modern discipline of time management seems to focus solely on productivity. While productivity matters to some extent, we must remember that the world is full of wonder and we should make time to experience more of that wonder.
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Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

You don't have to fit everything in... Read this book and wake up to a new way of thinking and living' Emma Gannon 'Every sentence is riven with gold' Chris Evans 'Comforting, fascinating, engaging, inspiring and useful' Marian Keyes

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 1784704008

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Categories: Self-Help

The Antidote

The Antidote

In The Antidote, Sunday Times bestselling author Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death.

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473561915

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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New year... New mindset? What if 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem? Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death. It's our constant efforts to avoid negative thinking that cause us to feel anxious, insecure and unhappy. What if happiness can be found embracing the things we spend our lives trying to escape? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting read, celebrating the power of negative thinking. 'Burkeman has written some of the most truthful and useful words on happiness to be published in recent years' Guardian
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The holy Bible with a comm and critical notes by A Clarke

The holy Bible  with a comm  and critical notes by A  Clarke

The above seventy weeks , or four hundred and ninety years , are divided , in ver . 25 , into three distinct periods , to each of which particular events are assigned . The three periods are , — I. Seven weeks , that is , forty - nine ...

Author: Adam Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555048338

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Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort on the Eighth Day of September 1890 to Adapt Amend Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky

Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort  on the Eighth Day of September  1890  to Adapt  Amend  Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky

The four thousand and seventy - nine days or six hundred and seventy - nine and five - sixths weeks , are exclusive ... These statutory Courts bold one thousand four hundred and fiftyfour days , which , reduced to weeks , amounts to two ...

Author: Kentucky. Constitutional Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2889704

Category: Constitutional conventions

Page: 1546

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Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Each of such men shall be employed by the employer for two thousand hours during the period of one year covered by this ... respective rates per week of seventy - four dollars and twenty cents ( $ 74.20 ) and seventy - seven dollars and ...

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ISBN: IND:30000089228880

Category: Labor

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Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States

... two hundred and twenty - six thousand ( 226,000 ) head per annum at a rate per week not to exceed four thousand ( 4,000 ) head per week from January to October , inclusive , and six thousand ( 6,000 ) head per week in November and ...

Author: United States. Department of State

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210011005624

Category: United States

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Categories: United States