A hallmark of our age is feeling we’re perpetually struggling with time—not having enough of it to accomplish seemingly endless tasks and obligations, while swimming in a sea of distractions. Can we cope if we learn, following the gurus of time management, to become ever more disciplined and productive? Or does that just feed into a capitalist logic doesn’t benefit us? Journalist Oliver Burkeman discusses the perils of time management orthodoxy.
Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks Time Management for Mortals Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2021