What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that you could finally get round to what counts? In this livestreamed event Oliver Burkeman will share a life-enhancing approach on how to make the most of your time in 2022, helping you to achieve your ‘New Year, new me’ goals.

We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four thousand weeks.

Oliver will discuss his Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, with Adrienne Herbert in an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic discussion of the challenge of our finite time on earth. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' in this event Oliver introduces us to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying our limitations.

Join us if you’re ready to realign your relationship with time and learn how to make your four thousand weeks count!

Penguin Live’s Lunchtime Boost is back, and we’re ready to kickstart your 2022! With a brand-new line-up of unmissable author events, this FREE series will help you nail your 2022 goals. This year the series will be hosted by author, leading wellness professional, and Power Hour Podcast Host, Adrienne Herbert.

Whether want to move towards a more plant-based diet, optimise your mental health, build your resilience, or simply find the time in your day to pursue your passions; our free self-improvement livestream series will motivate you to make a permanent positive change this year.

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This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login 48 hours before the event.

This event will be recorded and sent to all bookers the day after the event. It will be available to watch for 7 days.

  • Four Thousand Weeks

  • **The instant Sunday Times bestseller**

    What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?

    Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.

    Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its tyranny.

    Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

    'Life is finite. You don't have to fit everything in... Read this book and wake up to a new way of thinking and living' Emma Gannon

    'Every sentence is riven with gold' Chris Evans

    'Comforting, fascinating, engaging, inspiring and useful' Marian Keyes

  • Buy the book
  • Power Hour

  • 'A habit-forming work of genius' STYLIST
    'Adrienne is here to motivate and encourage us all' FEARNE COTTON

    The Power Hour message is simple: taking an hour for yourselves and your aspirations isn't selfish or impossible, it's essential. This book will show you how to harness the first hour of your day in order to achieve your goals - whether those are starting a business, getting fit or pursuing your passion - before the rest of the world wakes up and starts competing for your attention. Most importantly, it will make you realise that it is always possible to make a change and create a life you love.

    Stop waiting for the right time, or for more time. Start with just one hour today.
    'Bursting with ideas' INDEPENDENT
    'Read this book' EMMA GANNON
    'Invaluable' MARIE CLAIRE
    'A must-read' GLAMOUR
    'Hugely inspirational' LAUREN ARMES
    'Authentic' VOGUE
    'I love this book' JAKE HUMPHREY

  • Buy the book

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