When deadlines loom, it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. “We assume we are all overworked,” writes Laura Vanderkam in 168 Hours. But we have more time on our hands than we think:
The majority of people who claim to be overworked work less than they think they do, and many of the ways people work are extraordinarily inefficient. Calling something “work” does not make it important or necessary. One of my missions in this book is to make people look at their time in all spheres of life and say “I hadn’t thought of it that way before.”
I picked up 168 Hours because I hoped it would boost my productivity. I liked its tips so much that I decided to record a podcast with Laura. We’ll see about the productivity part.
Next week’s podcast: Adam Bellow on freedom under fire.