Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

One of my favorite reads of the summer was “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman. Burkeman delivers incredible insight into the concept of time management and the human compulsion to “get everything done” during our fleeting time here on Earth. From ancient philosophers to modern-day psychologists, spiritual leaders, and more, this book helps readers analyze and navigate an evolving and rapidly moving world.

Four thousand weeks is just around the amount of time a person has on Earth if they leave to be eighty. During our time here, we often struggle to achieve work-life balance, prioritize our passions, and fit everything we wish to accomplish into our days. However, Burkeman challenges the traditional belief systems and ideas of productivity, framing them as changeable ideologies instead of inescapable truths. 

Throughout my life, I have focused on cultivating a personal and professional life centered around wellness. Working in Life Sciences, I have had ample opportunities to learn various skills and tools to turn my vision of health into a reality for myself and many others. In Burkeman’s book, he gives tools for constructing a meaningful life that is lived happily and to the fullest. 

I strongly recommend this read to anyone wanting to transform their mindset and approach to life positively.

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