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If the most precious thing we have is time, the most highly prized expertise should be knowing how to spend it well. Yet, busier than ever, do we really understand which experiences bring us joy and success, and which don’t?
After all, we’ve learned how to spot the difference between junk foods and superfoods. When you discover the equivalent rules for time, it’ll change how you live your life.
In his first book since the era-defining Stuffocation, cultural commentator and bestselling author James Wallman investigates the persistent problem of wasted, unfulfilling time, and finds a powerful answer — a revolutionary approach to life based on the latest scientific discoveries. At its heart is the inspiring revelation that, when you play by the new rules, you can actively choose better experiences.
Bursting with original stories, fresh takes on tales you thought you knew, and insights from psychology, economics, and culture, Time and How to Spend It reveals a seven-point checklist that’ll help you avoid empty experiences, and fill your free hours with exciting and enriching ones instead.
This life-enhancing book will show you how to be the hero or heroine of your own story. You’ll learn how to avoid WMDs (weapons of mass distraction), and discover the roads that lead to flow. You’ll get more out of every minute and every day; your weekends will fizz and your holidays will be deeply nourishing. You’ll not only be living the good life, but building a truly great life.
The book promises to help you view time, and the time you have, in a new light. Stop sinking it on those empty experiences with this advice from Mr Wallman and start filling your free hours with ones that enrich, instead.An intriguing approach to trying to spend your time in a more satisfying wayOur modern lives whizz by in a digital din of pings and dings leaving us constantly frazzled and short of time. James’s entertaining and brilliant book helps us better understand, appreciate and utilise our most precious resource, time. A timeless classic for navigating 21st century life.
In this smart and practical work, James Wallman shows us how make the most of our days and improve the quality of our lives. If you’re tired of wasting time, this is the book for you.I love James Wallman's principles for spending your time wisely. This isn't just a book about how to be more productive productivity book, it's a guidebook for living an awesome life! When we use our time wisely, we enjoy our lives more.A revelation … busyness is not to be aspired to. Spending your time wisely, consciously, and making more of it for what truly matters is a skill that is surely worth learning. And fast.A perfect combination of engaging, profound, and instructive. The time you spend reading this book will reward you a hundredfold with weeks, months, and years better spent.Fresh, fun, provocative and practical. James Wallman gets you thinking, deciding and acting. Reading Time and How to Spend It is time very well spent.Many people have the feeling that they aren’t taking a big enough bite out of life. If you’re one of those people, you’re likely to find the perfect antidote in this easy-to-read tour of much of the academic literature on happiness and well-being. Follow the concrete steps Wallman has laid out and you’re likely to be much more satisfied with how you’re spending your time.
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