Four Thousand Weeks: The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Paperback – Import, 20 May 2022 by Oliver Burkeman (Author)

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      This book is wonderful. Instead of offering new tips on how to cram more into your day, it questions why we feel the need to … My favourite kind of book is this one … it examines the human struggle with intelligence, wisdom, humour and humility. — Marianne Power ― The Times

      Perfectly pitched somewhere between practical self-help book and philosophical quest … as with all the best quests, its many pleasures don’t require a fast-forward button, but happen along the way — Tim Adams ― Observer

      Life is finite. You don’t have to fit everything in. Enjoy your life. Breathe out. Read this book and wake up to a new way of thinking and livingEmma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

      A wonderfully honest book, Four Thousand Weeks is a much-needed reality check on our culture’s crazy assumptions around work, productivity and living a meaningful life — Mark Manson, bestselling author of Everything is F*cked and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

      His book will challenge and amuse you. And it may even spur you on to change your life. At the very least reading it would be a good use of one of your four thousand weeks — Robbie Smith ― Evening Standard

      About the Author

      Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, and for many years wrote a popular weekly column on psychology for the Guardian, ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychologies and New Philosopher.

      He has a devoted following for his writing on productivity, mortality, the power of limits, and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment.

      oliverburkeman.com

      Dimensions 12.9 × 1.74 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ Vintage (20 May 2022)

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 288 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 1784704008

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-1784704001

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 200 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.74 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ India

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      10 reviews for Four Thousand Weeks: The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Paperback – Import, 20 May 2022 by Oliver Burkeman (Author)

      1. Neelotpal Shukla

        Read it twice, read it daily if required. Understand it well. I intend to do the same. Happy reading and happy living!

      2. parth

        It took me 4 days to finish this masterpiece. I didn’t know that until I noticed that from my Amazon homepage. I am not showing off I am just explaining that I LIKE IT.Enough about me.So, the author tries to explain in a very subtle way that even though our time is limited (4K weeks) we need to live the limited time in a ‘however we want’ way.The author again and again bring’s into attention that we are time. And there’s no time running parallel to us.I really like the way in which this author really hypnotised the reader to think about various things in a new fresh manner. It compels the reader to imagine, to ponder and to revisit their personal lives.A very special effect of this book is that it urges the readers to sort of reflect and calibrate their lives according to the will of the author of this book. That being said, it’s not a bad feature but what I mean to say is that it’s effective and relatable.Again, I am not saying this is the best book ever, nor is it an irreplaceable one, but it’s certainly one of the books I am going to recommend to people (can’t help that).My prediction is, this book will be famous in the future.Good luck. Thank you for giving your valuable time.

      3. Tanya

        One of the best of buys of 2023

      4. Vishnu Teja

        Loved the sentence structure of the author. Helps improve vocabulary and articulation skills

      5. Md Abdullah Ali Shah

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      6. Kindle Customer

        The book explains beautifully the problem currently being faced by many. I could resonate with most of the problems explained in getting control of time. However I was hoping for a solution but grossly disappointed. Author though has outlined few tips towards the end however it lacks depth. The problem is defined in depth but not the solution. Good read to know that we are into a huge trap wrt time management.

      7. Abhishek

        This is not just another book on time management and productivity, moreover it’s a philosophical book with altogether a different but real perspective.Author has explained the finitude of time and so as life which was mentioned in many other books as well but in different context but here it’s explained very well.A worth reading book with lots of learning.

      8. Nur Amin H.

        Four Thousand Weeks has had the most TRANSFORMATIVE impact on my life in just 4 weeks—time I took to finish reading from cover to cover.If you’re thinking your life is NOT meaningful enough, or you are terrible at ‘time management’ – you MUST must read this one. And you need to read it like yesterday!

      9. Beguiled By Books

        Great book on productivity and time managementAs a devoted productivity geek, I immediately got on the waitlist for a Kindle copy at my library. Once I finally got it, I was delighted.The real measure of any time management technique is whether or not it helps you neglect the right things.The premise of Four Thousand Weeks is that an average person lives for only four thousand weeks. What will you do with that time? All of human history has taken approximately 310,000 weeks. We are but a blip, and knowing this, Burkeman asks the reader, how will you get everything done?We don’t. Plain and simple.Arguably, time management is all life is. Yet the modern discipline known as time management—like its hipper cousin, productivity—is a depressingly narrow-minded affair, focused on how to crank through as many work tasks as possible, or on devising the perfect morning routine, or on cooking all your dinners for the week in one big batch on Sundays.Burkeman advocates not for Pomodoro techniques, bullet journals, and habit trackers but for actively choosing what you won’t do. He explains how we strive for things like Inbox Zero or crossing things off our to-do lists only for more things to find their way into our email and onto our lists. The key, Burkeman shares, is not eschewing stuff you don’t want to do in favor of what you do want to do but choosing what matters most for your time of all the things you do want to do. For example, you may not want to go to your upcoming reunion, so saying no to that event in favor of going on a vacation might be easy. We must genuinely manage our time when we want to spend time with our partner, write a book, learn to ski, adopt a pet, decorate cakes, and take a vacation. It’s much more challenging to choose what you won’t do when you genuinely want to do the things on your list.The day will never arrive when you finally have everything under control—when the flood of emails has been contained; when your to-do lists have stopped getting longer; when you’re meeting all your obligations at work and in your home life; when nobody’s angry with you for missing a deadline or dropping the ball; and when the fully optimized person you’ve become can turn, at long last, to the things life is really supposed to be about. Let’s start by admitting defeat: none of this is ever going to happen.There are dozens of great quotes throughout Four Thousand Weeks. I love the thought that you can only have three things or projects going on at any given time. To take on a new project, you must finish or quit one of your other three. I also appreciated how Burkeman addresses side hustle culture and burnout culture, which seems prevalent in the millennial generation (hi! That’s me!).…it’s now common to encounter reports, especially from younger adults, of an all-encompassing, bone-deep burnout, characterized by an inability to complete basic daily chores—the paralyzing exhaustion of “a generation of finely honed tools, crafted from embryos to be lean, mean production machines,” in the words of the millennial social critic Malcolm Harris.He also describes hobbies as critical, but it’s okay if you feel silly talking about them with others because you do them out of pure enjoyment – not with the goal you might one day monetize it.When an activity can’t be added to the running tally of billable hours, it begins to feel like an indulgence one can’t afford. There may be more of this ethos in most of us—even the nonlawyers—than we’d care to admit.Four Thousand Weeks is the book everyone must read to get over hustle culture and project mindsets. Sometimes the purpose of life is to enjoy existing.The world is bursting with wonder, and yet it’s the rare productivity guru who seems to have considered the possibility that the ultimate point of all our frenetic doing might be to experience more of that wonder.I instantly loved this book, and it will sit at the top of my recommendations for quite some time.

      10. Joan Curtiss

        Not just a productivity or time management book.This is one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in a very long time. I originally borrowed it from the library and immediately knew that I needed to buy a copy. I’ve now read it twice, the second time through with a highlighter in hand.There are so many nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to one’s personal and professional life. I’ve shared wisdom from this book with my work team to help ensure that we are using our finite resources (time and money) on the most important tasks. This book really helps me to prioritize my personal and professional life.Not many books are worth reading more than once and this is one of the rare ones.

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