Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

Once I got into it, I enjoyed the way she laid out the case against workaholism and the way we constantly say we are too busy when in fact what we are mostly doing is failing to make time for what is important, what makes us human and what brings us joy and connection. There is a deep kernel of truth here that is very much understanding and allowing it to change the way we think. Far too many in the middle and upper-middle class have brought the mindset and culture of work into their lives in harmful ways. Obsessed with productivity and time they add unnecessary stress to their lives, lose time spent with family and friends, and miss out on human connection.

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Quote: Tumbling down an existential staircase …

Being Busy can be likened to tumbling down an existential staircase: stimulus, reaction, stimulus, reaction.  This frenetic cycle of reactivity holds our attention hostage, limiting our ability to recognize opportunities for love, growth, and purpose.  These are the things that add value to our lives, yet they’re easily obscured by the rush of our busy lives. 

The Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll