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              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.

              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our o...verfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem that draws on philosophy, literature and psychology to cover the past, present and future of our battles with time. It goes far beyond practical tips, and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview. Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
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              ISBN 9781847924025
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
               

              Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (Hardback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              A lively philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life --

              ISBN 9780374159122
              Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
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              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.
               

              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Hardback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four thousand weeks.

              ISBN 9781847924018
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

              The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              What if `positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting read, celebrating the power of negative thinking.

              ISBN 9781784709662
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
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              HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

              HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              It's a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna. In an attempt to find out, Burkeman tackles a range of subjects from stress, procrastination, laughter, time management and creativity.

              ISBN 9781784709655
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
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              The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking

              The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking (Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness. In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, an...d why 'getting motivated' can exacerbate procrastination. Comparing the personal philosophies of dozens of 'happy' people--among them philosophers and experimental psychologists, Buddhists and terrorism experts, New Age dreamers and hard-headed business consultants--Burkeman uncovers some common ground. They all believe that there is an alternative 'negative path' to happiness and success that involves coming face-to-face with, even embracing, precisely the things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Burkeman concedes that in our personal lives and the world at large, it's our constant efforts to eliminate the negative--uncertainty, unhappiness, failure--that cause us to feel so anxious, insecure and unhappy. Hilarious and compulsively readable, The Antidote will have you on the road to happiness in no time.
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              ISBN 9781922147653
              Published NZ 25 Sep 2013
              Publisher Text Publishing
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              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life.
               

              Four Thousand Weeks: Embrace your limits. Change your life. (Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

              • RRP: $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                3 May 22

              The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our o...verfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem that draws on philosophy, literature and psychology to cover the past, present and future of our battles with time. It goes far beyond practical tips, and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview. Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
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              ISBN 9781784704001
              Released NZ 3 May 2022
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How to Be Happy (or at least less sad): A Creative Workbook

              How to Be Happy (or at least less sad): A Creative Workbook (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crutchley, Lee; Foreword by Burkeman, Oliver

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              Offering a place of solace, distraction, and a fresh perspective on life, this book will not fix you and it will not make you happy, but it promises to help you rediscover the simple pleasures in life and, ultimately, make you feel that little less sad.

              ISBN 9781785031588
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2015
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
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              Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
                

              Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

              • RRP: $38.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Aug 22

              AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time. --Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand week...s. Nobody needs telling there isn't enough time. We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we're deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and life hacks to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on getting everything done, Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we've made as individuals and as a society--and that we could do things differently.
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              ISBN 9781250849359
              Publisher Picador
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              The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
                

              The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burkeman, Oliver

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              Originally published in 2012 in Great Britain by Canongate Books and in the United States by Farber and Faber.

              ISBN 9780865478015
              Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
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