How to change your relationship with time
Rethink Book Club: Oliver Burkeman's book Four Thousand Weeks
Note: I’ll be starting a Rethink Book Club discussion thread on Wednesday so we can chat about the themes that come out of this week’s recommendation.
The end of January can be a challenging time of year. It's dark, cold, and wet and spring feels just out of reach. Often our plans to follow a perfect morning routine and to exercise/meditate/eat well every single day of this year have crashed and burned by now. And if you're the kind of person (like me) who thinks a lot about making the best use of your time, it can be easy to be hard on yourself.
Let's call them collapsed (rather than failed) goals that create this nagging void between who we want to be (calm, focused, healthy) and who we imagine we really are (frazzled, distracted, tired).
Why I picked up the book:
That's why instead of reading more about productivity and goal setting, I've decided to take a different approach in 2023 – to cut myself some slack from my internal taskmaster. It's why I picked up a copy of Oliver Burkeman's book Four Thousand Weeks; I want to rethink how I think about time and the concept of fitting everything in.
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