Time and How to Spend It: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Time and How to Spend It containing key details about the book.

What is Time and How to Spend It About?

"Time and How to Spend It" is a book that explores how to make the most of one's time, considering factors like priorities, attention management, and personal values.

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Time and How to Spend It will show you how to be the hero or heroine of your own story. You’ll learn how to avoid WMDs (weapons of mass distraction), and discover the roads that lead to flow. You’ll get more out of every minute and every day; your weekends will fizz and your holidays will be deeply nourishing. You’ll not only be living the good life, but building a truly great life.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Time and How to Spend It

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book includes:

* The author, James Wallman, argues that time is our most valuable and finite resource, and we need to spend it wisely.

* Wallman suggests that we should view time as a currency and make decisions about how we spend it based on its value.

* He proposes the idea of "time affluence" which means having a rich and fulfilling experience of time, rather than just having a lot of it.

* Wallman suggests prioritizing experiences and activities that bring meaning, joy, and connection to our lives, rather than just pursuing material possessions and success.

* The book explores the ways in which society's obsession with busyness and productivity can lead to feelings of burnout and unhappiness.

* Wallman suggests that we should focus on "timefulness" which means being mindful and intentional about how we spend our time.

* He suggests a number of practical tips and strategies for creating a time-affluent life, including simplifying our schedules, setting boundaries, and focusing on experiences that bring us joy and fulfillment.

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Who is the author of Time and How to Spend It?

James Wallman is a cultural commentator and trend forecaster, the Sector Specialist on the Experience Economy for the UK government, one of the worldwide top 101 influencers in Employee Engagement, and the international bestselling author of Stuffocation.

Book Details

  • Print length: 320 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology

Time and How to Spend It Chapters

Chapter 1:Story: Kurt Vonnegut and the Shape of Stories
Chapter 2:Transformation: How to Live the Dream We All Dream
Chapter 3:Outside & Offline
Chapter 4:Relationships: The Girl with the Opposite of Loneliness
Chapter 5:Intensity: Mr Mouse, the Scaredy Cat, and the Rise of the Sufferfests
Chapter 6:Extraordinary: The New Peak-End Rules
Chapter 7:Status & Significance: I'd Like to Thank the Academy … Wouldn't I?

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "In this smart and practical work, James Wallman shows us how make the most of our days and improve the quality of our lives. If you’re tired of wasting time, this is the book for you." — Daniel H. Pink, author, When

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal development, I invite you to check out my list of favorite personal development books page. On this page, you'll find a curated list of books that have personally impacted my life, each with a summary and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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