Publication Date: 07/04/2022 ISBN: 9781784704001 Category:

Four Thousand Weeks

Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 07/04/2022 ISBN: 9781784704001 Category:
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**The instant Sunday Times bestseller**

**A FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR**

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.

‘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

Publisher Review

A beautiful, uplifting read. Reading Oliver Burkeman, I feel my shoulders relax and my mouth curl into a smile of admiration. Witty, modest and refreshingly sane -- Robert Webb, author of How Not to Be a Boy Comforting, fascinating, engaging, inspiring and USEFUL, actually genuinely useful -- Marian Keyes Oliver Burkeman provides an important and insightful reassessment of productivity. The drive to get more done can become an excuse to avoid figuring out what we actually want to accomplish. Only by confronting this latter question can we unlock a calmer, more meaningful, more resilient approach to organizing our time -- Cal Newport, bestselling author of A World Without Email and Deep Work We all know our time is limited. What we don't know - but what Oliver Burkeman is here to teach us - is that our control over that time is also limited. This profound (and often hilarious) book will prompt you to rethink your worship of efficiency, reject the cult of busyness, and reconfigure your life around what truly matters -- Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell is Human This is the most important book ever written about time management. Oliver Burkeman offers a searing indictment of productivity hacking and profound insights on how to make the best use of our scarcest, most precious resource. His writing will challenge you to rethink many of your beliefs about getting things done-and you'll be wiser because of it -- Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of WorkLife

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