Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said." Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management "I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our ...

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Title:Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Author:Laura Vanderkam
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B076NSZ27X
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done Reviews

  • Janssen
    Jun 16, 2018
    I didn't feel like this was as readable as some of her books, but I LOVED it. So thoughtful and I was talking and thinking about it non-stop. ...
  • Mugizi Rwebangira
    Jul 22, 2018
    I am horrible at time management so I read this with great interest. The obvious thing when it comes to time management is PRIORITIZATION, i.e. spend less time on UNIMPORTANT things like: -social media, -Reddit, -cat videos -reality TV and more time on IMPORTANT things li...
  • Julie
    Jul 15, 2018
    Fabulous ideas about how to make time "move slowly", I guess you could say. Why does time seem to fly by some days, but CRAWWWWL by on others? Can we consciously make time move slower by changing our mental perceptions of it? I love Vanderkam's books, and this one is great. I'd love to...
  • Sarah
    Jun 15, 2018
    Vanderkam on building in quality to the time you create by tracking your time. I'm an LVk fangirl and I liked it. It wasn't life-changing (like at least one of her other books has been for me) but it was good. It could probably have fit on an index card, but I get that she needed to ma...
  • Kelly
    Jun 12, 2018
    While Vanderkam's discussions center around time and time management, the biggest takeaways in this book aren't about time management: they're about effective energy management. As someone who chooses energy management over time management -- this works for me. We all have more time...
  • Lori
    Jun 30, 2018
    So many of the ideas in this book are things we already know we should or could be doing, but I needed the extra encouragement to implement them. One of the big "take aways" for me is to create memorable experiences, not necessarily momentous ones. So many of my evenings seem to be fr...
  • Erica
    Jul 22, 2018
    Half self-help book, half personal essay, this short, easy-to-read book discusses how to achieve "time freedom" - moments of feeling happily immersed in one's life, or "off the clock" - via "time discipline". The elements of time discipline are broken down clearly over the book's 230-i...
  • Sally Ewan
    Jul 01, 2018
    I tried to read her book about 168 hours in a week, but got frustrated with the time tracking thing. (I'm already obsessive enough without filling in a grid of everything I do.) But this book had some nice points to ponder, and so I will do that as I go about my life. Thinking about...
  • Megan
    Aug 31, 2018
    Coming out of a busy season -- five months of house hunting, renovations, and moving -- I have the unique opportunity to evaluate how I use my time, and I want to be mindful of how I'm spend the free time I haven't seen in months. Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock came at just the right ...
  • Amanda
    Jun 27, 2018
    In any case, people with all the time in the world know that happiness is a worthy goal. Because how we live our hours is how we live our lives, being happy with our lives means being happy with our hours. As I read this, I thought of how full my life is with my husband and son, fa...
  • Cory Zorker
    Jul 05, 2018
    This is a great book and I look forward to putting its advice to practice in my day-to-day life. I listened to the unabridged audio version. Just like anything else, the more mindful we are in a particular area in our lives (diet, exercise, finance), the better our outcome. That'...
  • Erin Hatch
    Sep 13, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. It helped me to realize how I could use my time in a much more productive way. I think my favorite chapter is the one about lingering. I loved what she taught about savoring as well. Grateful to have found this book. ...
  • Beth Bender
    Aug 17, 2018
    This isn't a bad book by any means and I basically agree with what Vanderkam is trying to say with this and her other books. However. The main fault with this book, her writing in general, and most books about time management that are based on what "successful" people do with the...
  • Gail
    Sep 10, 2018
    Do the right things well. Let other things go. ...
  • Stephanie
    Jul 14, 2018
    This book gave me so much to think & talk about, and I even went back and re-listened to the chapter on relationships after I was done. Her stuff about the Anticipating/experiencing/memory self (and not letting the lazy or stressed ?experiencing self? overrule the other two) es...
  • L.A. Starks
    Jun 20, 2018
    This is an excellent book--especially for anyone who read the novel "I Don't Know How She Does It" hoping for an answer: Vanderkam, with a career and four kids under the age of ten, provides more answers in this sequel to her first book, "I Know How She Does It." Readers who are 24/7 p...
  • Beth
    Jun 24, 2018
    Mostly a rehash of ideas she's written about previously, but not as interesting. Lots of content based on a not particularly well explained study with no analysis of uncertainties or whether the results she discussed were significant. ...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Aug 22, 2018
    3.0 Stars There were some good nuggets in this little book, but it felt too unstructured and oversimplified to offer meaningful time management strategies that I can utilize. I personally recommend the author's first book, 168 Hours, which I felt provided more practical advice for wo...
  • Audrey Monke
    Aug 21, 2018
    I?ve been obsessively telling everyone about this quick read. If you, like me, feel a bit ?at war? with time, feeling there?s ?never enough? and you ?don?t have time to relax,? then you?ll benefit from Vanderkam?s wisdom, too. The book, true to its title, offers r...
  • Molly
    Aug 17, 2018
    An excellent little book that gave me a lot to think about with respect to my "off the clock" time. I will be purchasing this so that I can refer to it from time to time. We can't be hard on ourselves about our "off the clock" time and I am glad that the author acknowledges this. It's ...
  • Magistra
    Aug 18, 2018
    What a helpful book! I?ve read it slowly so I could think about it as I read. Laura Vanderkam?s wisdom about time?how to think about it and how to spend it?will be a life-changer. I?m already planning how to make little changes that will help me to be more intentional and lin...
  • David Pulliam
    Jul 27, 2018
    Just read the work book at the end or read some of her blog posts. There is a lot of filler with stories and platitudes about time management. Big takeaways: 1. Track all your time 2. So memorable things 3. Prioritize people ...
  • Sara
    Aug 24, 2018
    I was lucky enough to get through the whole book during a time that the author says is what people often look for when searching for ?more time?, a point where you are unhurried and not tied to a schedule. But this isn?t the only way to be ?off the clock?. Time management, ac...
  • BarbN
    Aug 20, 2018
    I'm ancient of days, you know, so this isn't my first rodeo. Which is to say that there wasn't much in this book that was brand new to me. And also, some of the middle chapters felt padded-- as with many self-help books, it sometimes feels like this was a good, solid magazine article t...
  • Stacy A
    Jun 30, 2018
    I absolutely love Laura Vanderkam?s prior books and podcast. But I just didn?t get into this one. So much felt repetitive from prior books and the podcast. At one point I didn?t think I?d even finish. I?m disappointed because I wanted to love this book, but it didn?t introd...
  • Derek
    Jun 13, 2018
    Overly written and way longer than it needs to be ...
  • Hope Helms
    Sep 15, 2018
    A different take on productivity: changing our perception of time. Time can seem like a black hole when we are constantly rushing from one thing to the next. Where did that day go?One key to changing that perception is to make memories. Putting the effort and rhythm into life to sa...
  • Gina
    Jun 26, 2018
    Although the approach was much different, this book has much in common with The ONE Thing. Keller?s book explained the idea behind the ONE Thing and detailed how it might be implemented. Off the Clock used stories, examples, and research data to make suggestions about how and what to...
  • Nancy  Price
    Aug 19, 2018
    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I don't really fit the target audience for this book: I'm retired and looking for permission to allow myself to live "off the clock," to not constantly feel pressure to be productive. While many of the suggestions and examples ...
  • Katherine Lewis
    May 29, 2018
    It's no exaggeration to say that Laura Vanderkam's writing has changed my life. Her earlier books forced me to confront my own part in procrastination, avoiding hard tasks and making excuses like "I don't have the time." This book - Off the Clock - crystalizes all her earlier writing i...