I Didn't Do The Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt

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I Didn't Do The Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt

I Didn't Do The Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt

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But if we are curious about the ordinary moments, if we tend to them, if we get the good out of every bit…what a life we will have created. She interviewed several interesting people and there’s maybe a small quote similar to quotes you’ve seen elsewhere included in the book. Obviously the "pro-productivity" genre contains its share of gems, doozies, and lots in between as well. This has long been a topic I've felt strongly about- ask my husband how many times I've ranted about how toxic I feel this culture of busyness is- and I felt like I found a lot in here to apply to my life. It’s easily overlooked that our indecision is a decision that keeps us suspended, stuck in limbo, and sometimes opportunities pass us by.

Even on days when we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed. It’s in tensions, problems, and mistakes that we learn; it’s one of the most important things about being alive. She learned there isn't a perfect recipe for getting things done, the ideal routine that maximizes every minute of the day is a myth, and constantly holding ourselves to unattainable daily standards is simply exhausting us. So many of these let go and let breathe pieces of advice are just kept in the abstract when what would also be useful is “here’s how you set the boundary even if you haven’t done it before start now…” glad I borrowed it from the library. While this book wasn’t completely life-changing, it was a good read that did inspire me to shift my thinking on productivity.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. I was picturing a more practical Laziness Does Not Exist, and while it gave those vibes, it did not live up to them.

She tried so hard to take her personal and generalize it but the intensely personal would have been more useful and interesting. It also took 10 chapters for her to acknowledge that capitalism plays a large part in why we might not have done the thing today, and only barely touched on the fact that many people with lesser means do not have the luxury of implementing a lot of the strategies that she talks about in this book, although that wasn't the kind of depth that I expected this book to get into, so perhaps that's an unfair assessment. Packed full of thoughtful and thought-invoking quotes and passing on lived experiences of not having to be a Productivity Powerhouse all the time; you can just be a human too. writing books is about offering perspective, news ways of seeing things and expanding our worldviews.

We can learn from conversations, the problems we need to solve, the risks we take, growing older, rejection, and from discovery. The book included references to some of those interviews, but focused more on her generalizations from that experience.



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