Learning to do nothing
15 lessons from Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee
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NC Oxford Meetup on Nov 7, 2023
NC London Diwali Dinner on Nov 10, 2023
NC Toronto Meetup on Nov 11, 2023
NC Delhi Winer Bash on Nov 18, 2023
NC Hyderabad Meetup on Nov 18, 2023
NC Mumbai Meetup on Nov 25, 2023
In a world that glorifies hustle culture and ceaseless productivity, the idea of "doing nothing" might seem counterintuitive, if not outright irresponsible. However, Celeste Headlee's thought-provoking book, "Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving," challenges this prevailing mindset and offers a refreshing perspective on the value of rest and relaxation in our lives.
Celeste Headlee is an internationally recognized journalist and radio host, professional speaker and author of bestselling book We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, Speaking of Race: Why Everyone Needs to Talk About Racism and How to Do It, and You’re Cute When You’re Mad: Simple Steps for Confronting Sexism. Her TEDx Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, has been viewed over 34 million times. Close to 50,000 talks have been given at 10,000 events since the TED program launched in 2009, and Celeste’s talk is one of the 10 most-watched talks posted on TED’s homepage.
Here are 15 take aways from her book for you to consider -