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I didn't do the thing today : letting go of productivity guilt / Madeleine Dore.

Dore, Madeleine, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library 158.1 DOR (Text) 33500013522438 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 158.1 DOR (Text) 33500013522420 New Checked out 07/07/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593419137
  • ISBN: 0593419138
  • Physical Description: xii, 289 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The thing about advice -- At the start of the day. The narrowing of productivity ; The expansion of creativity -- The stumbles in the day. The hopeless search for the ideal routine ; The worry of wasted time ; The shifting goalposts of ambition ; The myth of balance ; The standstill of indecision ; The deflation of comparison ; The great disappointment of expectation ; The trap of busyness ; The denial of limitation ; The harsh rules of discipline ; The push and pull of distraction ; The trying pursuit of perfection -- At the end of the day. The generosity of kindness ; The depth of curiosity ; The moments of enjoyment.
Summary, etc.:
"Any given day brings a never-ending list of things to do. There's the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don't want to do, and the thing we've been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. Even on days when we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed. After five years of searching for the secret to productivity, Madeleine Dore discovered there isn't one. Instead, we're being set up to fail. I Didn't Do the Thing Today is the inspiring call to take productivity off its pedestal--by dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day, we can finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life"--Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Madeleine Dore is a writer and interviewer exploring how we can broaden the definition of a day well spent. For the past five years, Dore has been asking creative thinkers how they navigate their days on her popular blog Extraordinary Routines and podcast Routines & Ruts. She regularly conducts life experiments and hosts events to examine how creativity isn’t just something we do, but how we approach our lives.

Subject: Guilt.
Stress management.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Genre: Self-help publications.

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