So I am reading a new book called “Do Less” by Kate Northrup and it’s changing my life and how I look at productivity as well as work/life balance. I HIGHLY recommend this book. On the cover it says “for busy moms” and I have to say that I’m glad that didn’t stop me from buying it since I am not a mom. Whether you are a mom or not, anybody could relate to the material.
Topics include (but are not limited to)
*how our culture is obsessed with productivity but not creativity
*how the patriarchy has created a work structure that does not make the most of our time as women, and how we could recreate it
*syncing your creative process to the moon and/or your menstrual cycle (this blew my mind)
*why we should constantly seek easier ways to do things that still get us the same results #sanity
*how 80% of your results come from 20% of your work, and how to maximize your efforts by focusing mostly on what moves the needle
*why we are exhausted all the f-ing time
*how a linear, rather than cyclical, perception of time adds to our stress and how to change your mindset around this
*why we suck at asking for help and why we should make a constant practice of it
*so much more!!!
It’s a quick read, too. Only 230 pages and I have flown through it in two weeks regardless of not having much more that 15-20 minutes per day to read (if that).
Treat yourself to this book!!!!