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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

  • Julie
    Jul 17, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

    2.5 I must have read about this on one of the book blogs I read. I am not sure why I wanted to read it- I have never had a problem with time management or getting things done. The one good takeaway I got was that time is fleeting, so live it up while you can- even if it is in small mea...

  • Robin
    Jun 04, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

  • Ashley  Brooks
    Jul 30, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

  • Sally Ewan
    Jul 01, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Amanda
    Jun 27, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

  • Emily
    Jul 23, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

  • Pamela
    Jun 06, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

  • Stephanie
    Jul 14, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Travis
    Jul 18, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 19, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

  • Kate Wolfe
    Jul 28, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

  • Mary
    Jun 05, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

    2.5 I must have read about this on one of the book blogs I read. I am not sure why I wanted to read it- I have never had a problem with time management or getting things done. The one good takeaway I got was that time is fleeting, so live it up while you can- even if it is in small mea...

    This is a very inspirational book. It helps you to put your life in perspective. It?s an easy, quick read and worth taking the time. I won?t be doing time management charts but it has helped me to review how I spend my time and showed me that I can be putting my valuable time to be...

    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...

    Of course I would give our daughter a five star review! But in all honesty, I did enjoy reading her latest book. I have plenty of time in my retirement but it is still good to think about many of her suggestions--making time for friends, for fun, for memories, and for family! I like th...

  • Melanie
    Jun 08, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

  • Debbie Estrella
    Jul 26, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 15, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

  • Erika
    Jul 17, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

    2.5 I must have read about this on one of the book blogs I read. I am not sure why I wanted to read it- I have never had a problem with time management or getting things done. The one good takeaway I got was that time is fleeting, so live it up while you can- even if it is in small mea...

    This is a very inspirational book. It helps you to put your life in perspective. It?s an easy, quick read and worth taking the time. I won?t be doing time management charts but it has helped me to review how I spend my time and showed me that I can be putting my valuable time to be...

    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...

    Of course I would give our daughter a five star review! But in all honesty, I did enjoy reading her latest book. I have plenty of time in my retirement but it is still good to think about many of her suggestions--making time for friends, for fun, for memories, and for family! I like th...

    Thought provoking AND entertaining I really enjoyed this book. There are useful tips for making your time more meaningful and just the right amount of explanation for why it works. I thought it was very readable without a lot of excess or lulls in the action. Overall glad to have r...

  • Stacy A
    Jun 30, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

    2.5 I must have read about this on one of the book blogs I read. I am not sure why I wanted to read it- I have never had a problem with time management or getting things done. The one good takeaway I got was that time is fleeting, so live it up while you can- even if it is in small mea...

    This is a very inspirational book. It helps you to put your life in perspective. It?s an easy, quick read and worth taking the time. I won?t be doing time management charts but it has helped me to review how I spend my time and showed me that I can be putting my valuable time to be...

    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...

  • Gina
    Jun 26, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Katherine Lewis
    May 29, 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...

    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...

  • Nettie
    Jul 29, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...

    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...

    Laura Vanderkam hit a home run with this book! I have read all of her books and loved them all - but this one takes her work to a deeper level. It takes concepts and tidbits on productivity and turns them into thought provoking pieces of wisdom. The last three sentences of the book ......

    Time is indeed what I make of it My first exposure to Laura Vanderkam and her ideas about time. I like how she suggests focusing on small changes that when added up will have a significant impact on how much time we have available for people and activities we derive happiness from in ...

    This is my favorite of Vanderkam's books so far. It's one thing to have time, but it's another to actually enjoy it. This is the book for everyone who's already careful not to fall into the trap of "busy" but who still needs a little help staying mindful and present in the moment?or ...

    Thoughtful, practical, and packed with suggestions that anyone could implement. I like Vanderkam?s style, and her emphasis on looking at our weeks as a whole when thinking about time instead of dwelling on individual days that might feel chaotic. Well-written, and perhaps because I?...

    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...

    Essentially a practical, grounded guide to better quality of life through mindfulness--with less woo-woo than is often the case. I appreciate Vanderkam's elevating nonromantic, nonprofessional relationships to the same level as family and professional connections. Ironically I read...

    2.5 I must have read about this on one of the book blogs I read. I am not sure why I wanted to read it- I have never had a problem with time management or getting things done. The one good takeaway I got was that time is fleeting, so live it up while you can- even if it is in small mea...

    This is a very inspirational book. It helps you to put your life in perspective. It?s an easy, quick read and worth taking the time. I won?t be doing time management charts but it has helped me to review how I spend my time and showed me that I can be putting my valuable time to be...

  • Benjamin Spall
    Jun 05, 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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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...

    Laura Vanderkam's Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done is a quick read the provides a few actionable suggestions. The rest is largely a synthesis of existing advice and thoughts, which is par for the course once you've read enough on the subject of time management. ...

    Ironically, I had to rush to finish this to get it back to the library in time. I'd like to go back and take a little more time with some of the ideas that struck me. This book is less about scheduling hacks and more about making the most of the time you have and remembering to savor a...

    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...

    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...