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[Ebook] Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee – Bogou.us

Do NothingWe Work Feverishly To Make Ourselves Happy So Why Are We So Miserable This Manifesto Helps Us Break Free Of Our Unhealthy Devotion To Efficiency And Shows Us How To Reclaim Our Time And Humanity With A Little LeisureDespite Our Constant Search For New Ways To Hack Our Bodies And Minds For Peak Performance, Human Beings Are Working Instead Of Less, Living Harder Not Smarter, And Becoming Lonely And Anxious We Strive For The Absolute Best In Every Aspect Of Our Lives, Ignoring What We Do Well Naturally And Reaching For A Bar That Keeps Rising Higher And Higher Why Do We Measure Our Time In Terms Of Efficiency Instead Of Meaning Why Can T We Just Take A Break In Do Nothing, Award Winning Journalist Celeste Headlee Illuminates A New Path Ahead, Seeking To Institute A Global Shift In Our Thinking So We Can Stop Sabotaging Our Well Being, Put Work Aside, And Start Living Instead Of Doing As It Turns Out, We Re Searching For External Solutions To An Internal Problem We Won T Find What We Re Searching For In Punishing Diets Or Productivity Apps Celeste S Strategies Will Allow You To Regain Control Over Your Life And Break Your Addiction To False Efficiency You Ll Learn How To Increase Your Time Perception To Determine How Your Hours Are Being Spent, Invest In Quality Idle Time, And Focus On End Goals Instead Of Mean Goals It S Time To Reverse The Trend That S Making Us All Sadder, Sicker, And Less Productive, And Return To A Way Of Life That Allows Us To Thrive

[Ebook] Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee – Bogou.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Do Nothing
  • Celeste Headlee
  • English
  • 26 May 2019
  • 9781984824738

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    Do Nothing is an excellent, well researched interrogation on our culture s obsession with overwork and efficiency, and the ways it stifles creativity and actual productivity and leads to a lower quality of life.Headlee gives a great historical foundation and context for how American culture came to be so obsessed work and busyness She also cites study after study on how working longer hours actually leads to decreased productivity More importantly, and perhaps surprising, she cites loads of research that shows how harmful this can be to our physical and mental health It s not just about not having enough time to go to the gym after work it s also about simply perceiving that you don t have enough time to go for a fifteen minute coffee break without your phone She also gives concrete solutions that are comprehensive than just taking a technology break, but acknowledges that the real solution is in a cultural shift It s kind of depressing, but also she gives us historical precedent Einstein and many other people we hail as geniuses only worked like four hours a day.Overall an excellent read for 2020.


  2. says:

    I read this immediately following Lost Connections by Johann Hari, and it was a perfect complement This book focuses on work life balance but ultimately had the same message we become void of human decency and instead full of misery when we don t prioritize our human relationships I am fascinated by the trend of articles and titles focusing on this topic lately, including much of Jia Tolentinos work as well as Jenny Odells How To Do Nothing It s about time we have a revolution from the perfectionist, efficiency cult values I hope this trend continues


  3. says:

    This was a title that grabbed my attention as I m someone who has to always be doing something, even in my leisure time whether it s hiking, reading, cooking or even a puzzle So I wanted to learn on the concept of doing nothing This book brings home the value of down time or leisure time and how it contributes to a healthier way of managing stress It includes studies to back it up So instead of feeling guilty about that one chapter or just chillin , I will actually feel productive.


  4. says:

    I ve never considered myself to be obsessed with work or to be somebody who snubs idle time However, I can also admit that I have absolutely used my busy ness and lack of free time as a sort of humble brag Look at me I m important enough to have every moment of my life spoken for Should have asked me to hangout months ago Do Nothing takes a deep dive into humankind s relationship with work and our developed obsession with being busy Headlee covers everything from the history of the 8 hour work day to how technology and social media are affecting our work and home lives Which she backs up with an insane amount of science and research Do Nothing is thoughtful, extremely well researched and eye opening af The best part was that Headlee is never preachy She presents her findings in a very straightforward and clinical way She acknowledges that the changes she suggests making are tough, like not checking email every second, but she offers insight on how she went about tackling some of the changes and admits when she had trouble sticking to her goals It made it all seem relatable and doable Do Nothing inspired me to delete my work email from my phone, to delete any apps that I hadn t used in the last month, to stop notifications on all but my essential apps and to take some leisure time I would highly recommend Do Nothing for anybody, but especially if you re one of the following if you ve claimed to be too busy times than you can count, if you work than 50 hours a week, if you have any sort of anxiety revolving around your productivity or lack thereof , or if you re just a rebel looking for a cause fight that 12 hour work day In fact, I ve already told my workaholic boss that he ll be getting a copy as soon as it s released I received a free e copy of Do Nothing from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  5. says:

    Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late January.A treatise on not working so hard, against the fear of not getting enough done, the assumption that wealth means ease, feeling guilty for the times that we re not busy or overbooked, wasting our profitable time doing tasks that surround a goal before actually completing it, and advancing too far forward as a society that it s too difficult to look back Instead, Headlee highlights the need to ration time in order to slow down, engage in verbal communication, and dial back on the tendency for perfectionism She is incredibly easy to empathize with, chiefly due to a viewpoint that explains complaint in a way that doesn t lean overtly into self help i.e wanting to point you in the direction towards improvement, rather than pull you to it.


  6. says:

    I got this book from goodreads first reads and I m very glad for that fact Make no mistake, this is a book with an axe to grind It shines the light in a dark corner that most of us don t want to acknowledge It was equal parts fascinating, sickening, and exhausting for flaying bare the cult of business and what it does to our lives It was nice that it included some ideas to help get off the hamster wheel and although none of them are revelatory they all ring true It is a good reminder to appreciate the slow pursuits and build awareness of yourself.


  7. says:

    This is OK The first half is a history of work, which has some interesting info, most of which most people don t know The second half has a few suggestions I skimmed some of it The author s high intelligence shines thru her writing, and I hope she writes Thanks very much for the ARC for review


  8. says:

    Insightful and worth reading again.


  9. says:

    This is a topic I m interested in and for which I follow the research There were some new tidbits, and it s great to have this info pulled together in one place.


  10. says:

    If you find yourself over worked and exhausted it s a must Some great tips but it was dry in Part 1 although the facts were very interesting

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