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Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals

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Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals

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The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best?

Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.

Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life, showing 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 - and 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 grasp.

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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It
2022, Penguin Random House
in English
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Aug 09, 2022, Picador
paperback
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
2021, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
in English
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Jul 13, 2021, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
hardcover
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Jan 02, 2021, Allen Lane
hardcover
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It
2021, Random House Children's Books
in English
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Aug 10, 2021, Macmillan Audio
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It
2021, Penguin Random House
in English
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use it
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Source title: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

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Library of Congress
HD69.T54B875 2021

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hardcover
Number of pages
224

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OL30438395M
ISBN 10
0374159122
ISBN 13
9780374159122

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