Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

Health & Lifestyle , Self-Help and Personal Development , Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2022
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Four Thousand Weeks
Be aware of your finite nature
Not really the kind of book I normally read, not into self-help or time management books but I’d heard that this book was different from the run of the mil... READ MORE
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Four Thousand Weeks
Choosing curiosity (wondering what might happen next) over worry (hoping that a certain specific thing will happen next, and fearing it might not) whenever you can.
Despite it being a relatively short book in terms of pages, there was so much brilliance and wisdom to unpack that led to a lot of self-reflection. There a... READ MORE
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What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that you could finally get round 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. And it shows how 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. Its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview.

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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784704001
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Four Thousand Weeks
Possibly the most life changing book you will ever read
My mum sent me this book having enjoyed it herself but I wasn't expecting too much. If you're willing to put the work in and hold the mirror up to yourself... READ MORE
Toby Dicker
Four Thousand Weeks
Life changing
This book makes you question your life. In a positive way :)
Gabriel David Singeorzan
Four Thousand Weeks
A must read handbook for getting the most out of your time on Earth
In the words of the author, assuming you live to be 80, you’ll have had about 4000 weeks on Earth. If you’re lucky, you might get another thousand or so. I... READ MORE
Nick A