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I didn't do the thing today

by Dore, Madeleine,

Format: Print Book 2022
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How to release productivity guilt and embrace the hidden values in our daily lives.

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.

For anyone who has ever felt the pressure to do more, be more, achieve more, this antidote to our doing-obsession is the permission slip we all need to find our own way.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Extraordinary Routines blogger Dore debuts with a welcome sanity check that advises kicking perfectionism to the curb. Giving readers permission to accept that there are "days we don't seize," she preaches sidestepping the "if only" spiral by trusting the ebb and flow of life, realizing that balance is a myth, giving up on jealousy-inducing comparisons (while seeking "enriching" ones), avoiding the trap of busyness-for-busyness's sake, taking an inventory of shaming "shoulds," and beginning each day with delight (try clotted cream on porridge for breakfast). To achieve accomplishments and avoid burnout, Dore recommends focusing attention by identifying what breaks it (laundry lists and social media are prime examples) while acknowledging the reality that distraction exists, and overcoming the toxicity of perfectionism, which fuels the inner bully. "What if instead of expecting ourselves to completely overhaul our lives, we picked just one thing? Instead of expecting ourselves to write a thousand words each morning, we focus on just one paragraph?" she asks. With the tone of a wise friend, Dore will lighten the mental overload of type A readers. Agent: Georgia Frances King, Aevitas Creative Management. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Guilt.
Stress management.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-help publications.
Publisher New York :2022
Other Titles I did not do the thing today
Language English
Description xii, 289 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780593419137
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