As the journalist and highly popular former weekly columnist on psychology for The Guardian Oliver Burkeman points out, the average human life is a mere four thousand weeks long. The unavoidable reality is that there will never be enough time to do it all. So how do we do what needs to be done, let go of what doesn’t, and learn to find joy in the limited time we have? The accelerating pace of life leaves us impatient with experiences we might otherwise enjoy, such as time spent with a toddler, or pursuing a once-loved hobby. And we grow so obsessed with planning for an idealized future that we miss the pleasures of the only moment it ever is: this one. Burkeman’s life-changing book is a thought-provoking blend of philosophical musings and practical advice on learning to shed our self-imposed expectations—to come to accept our overflowing email inboxes, ditch our unrealistic bucket lists, and use our precious weeks to build lives of purpose and accomplishment instead. His work has appeared in The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychologies, and New Philosopher.
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