Not only will these audiobooks teach you a thing or two about ways to get more done, but just by listening you’ll get a head start: you can learn while you commute, work out, or clean your space! Prepare to maximize your productivity.
Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, “The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!” or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I’ll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that’s exactly what we do. Why? In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people’s priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn’t mandatory?
Listen to an excerpt Make Time
Francesco Cirillo developed his famed system for improving productivity as a college student thirty years ago. Using a kitchen timer shaped like a pomodoro (Italian for tomato), Cirillo divided the time he spent working on a project into 25-minute intervals, with 5-minute breaks in between. By grouping a number of pomodoros together, users can tackle a project of any length, and drastically improve their productivity, enhance their focus, and better achieve their goals.
Listen to an excerpt The Pomodoro Technique
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up â€śjust to check,â€ť only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phoneâ€”but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.
Listen to an excerpt How to Break Up With Your Phone
Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management gurus, believes that in order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world.
Listen to an excerpt Off the Clock
Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains struggle to multitask. Despite this, we feel compelled to do so anyway while we fill each moment of our lives to the brim with mindless distraction. Hyperfocus provides profound insights into how you can best take charge of your attention to achieve a greater sense of purpose and productivity throughout the day.
Listen to an excerpt Hyperfocus