Off the Clock (Hardcover)
Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Portfolio, 9780735219816, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Learn to savor life's best moments--no matter how busy you are--through mindset shifts that alter your perception of time. Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, isn't like other time-management gurus. She's not trying to shave off 30 seconds here or there; she's interested in the emotional and psychological side of the 168 hours everyone has each week. Her core message is that you have more time than you think you do, and you can feel less stressed while getting more done. With the right habits, you can live efficiently and effectively, and yet still see time as abundant. For instance, Vanderkam teaches: * How to clear your calendar of activities that are boring, stressful -- or just not the best use of your time. * Why tackling your top priorities during the hours when you have the most energy will change your perception of what it means to be productive. * How to linger in great experiences while they're happening, and why good memories seem to make time expand. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people who are learning how to use these tools. Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to create lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.
About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia.