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How To Do Nothing

Author : Jenny Odell
ISBN : 9781612197500
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Refuse To Do Nothing

Author : Shayne Moore
ISBN : 0830864512
Genre : Religion
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2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice) Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made motivate politicians to fight for human dignity mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.
Category: Religion

Do Nothing

Author : Celeste Headlee
ISBN : 9780349422237
Genre : Self-Help
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We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? This manifesto helps us break free of our unhealthy devotion to efficiency and shows us how to reclaim our time and humanity with a little more leisure. 'This book is so important and could truly save lives . . . With intelligence and compassion, Headlee presents realistic solutions for how we can reclaim our health and our humanity from a technological revolution that seems hell-bent on destroying both. I'm so grateful to have read this book. It delivers on its promise of a better life' - Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love Despite our constant search for new ways to 'hack' our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming more lonely and anxious. We strive for the absolute best in every aspect of our lives, ignoring what we do well naturally. Why do we measure our time in terms of efficiency instead of meaning? Why can't we just take a break? In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside and start living instead of doing. The key lies in embracing what makes us human: our creativity, our social connections (Instagram doesn't count), our ability for reflective thought, and our capacity for joy. Celeste's strategies will allow you to regain control over your life and break your addiction to false efficiency, including: -Increase your time perception and determine how your hours are being spent. -Stop comparing yourself to others. -Invest in quality idle time. Take a hot bath and listen to music. -Spend face-to-face time with friends and family It's time to recover our leisure time and reverse the trend that's making us all sadder, sicker, and less productive.
Category: Self-Help

Do Nothing

Author : J. Keith Murnighan
ISBN : 9781101571965
Genre : Business & Economics
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Imagine you’ve just come back to work after a two-week vacation during which you actually relaxed, without calling in or checking e-mail. You discover that there are no pressing issues and that, on the contrary, your team scored a big new customer and fixed a nagging problem during your absence. No red flags or fires to put out. Sadly, for most leaders this scenario is only a dream. They constantly check on what’s happen­ing because they expect the worst (and usually get it). But Keith Murnighan shows that not only is “do nothing” leadership possible, it is also far more effective than doing too much. Great leaders don’t work; they facilitate and orchestrate. They think of great strategies and help others implement them. They spend their time preparing for the future. They take a comprehensive view of their terrain while also noticing key details so they can confidently choose the right forks in the road. In other words, great leaders don’t do any­thing—except think, make key decisions, help people do their jobs better, and add a touch of organizational control to make sure the final recipes come out okay. In sharp contrast, most leaders are too busy actually working to do these things—and their teams suffer as a result. Do Nothing!’s practical strategies and true stories will show you how to set high expec­tations for your team and watch it rise to the challenge. It will help you establish a healthier culture by trusting people more than they expect to be trusted. And it will help you overcome your natural tendencies toward micromanagement so you can let people do their jobs—even when you know you could do their jobs better. As Murnighan writes, “My experience suggests that you will be surprised—wildly surprised. Peo­ple on your team will reveal skills you never knew they had and will accomplish things that go far beyond your estimate of their capabilities. They might not do things the way you would do them, but they will get results you never expected. Every­one has hidden talents, and most leaders never discover them. Before you reject this approach, ask yourself: what if you did nothing and it actu­ally worked?”
Category: Business & Economics

Do Nothing To Get Everything

Author : Amir Karkouti
ISBN : 1939745004
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Are You Longing for Clarity, Insight, Understanding, Inner Peace and 'aha' moments? THIS BOOK WILL TELL YOU TO DO NOTHING DOING NOTHING WILL GET YOU EVERYTHING __________________________________ (I think we all secretly know this to be true...) That's All the Advice You Need Matter of Fact That s all the Rest of This Book Will Tell You


Author : Annette Lavrijsen
ISBN : 9780711255234
Genre : Mindfulness (Psychology)
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First there was hygge, now there's Niksen - a simple Dutch philosophy for anyone looking to slow down, relax and daydream. ​Press pause to pre-empt burnout and claim your life back.
Category: Mindfulness (Psychology)


Author : Olga Mecking
ISBN : 9780358395317
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The Dutch people are some of the happiest in the world. Their secret? They are masters of niksen, or the art of doing nothing. Niksen is not a form of meditation, nor is it a state of laziness or boredom. It's not scrolling through social media, or wondering what you're going to cook for dinner. Rather, to niks is to make a conscious choice to sit back, let go, and do nothing at all. With this book, learn how to do nothing in the most important areas of your life, such as: AT HOME: Find a comfy nook and sit. No technology or other distractions. AT WORK: Stare at your computer. Take in the view from your office. Close your eyes. IN PUBLIC: Forget waiting for the bus, enjoy some relaxing niksen time. Backed with advice from the world's leading experts on happiness and productivity, this book examines the underlying science behind niksen and how doing less can often yield so much more. Perfect for anyone who feels overwhelmed, burnt out, or exhausted, NIKSEN does not tell you to work harder. Instead, it shows you how to take a break from all the busyness while giving you sincere, heartfelt permission to do nothing.

Castles Buttons Book One How To Have Everything By Doing Nothing Susan James

Author : Susan James
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Castles & Buttons-(Book One) How to Have Everything by Doing Nothing (Susan James) Advanced Higher Mechanics Castles & Buttons (Book One) How to Have Everything by Doing Nothing Advanced Higher Mechanics Castles-Buttons The Same, But How? One of the first phrases I latched onto in my beginning study of higher things, was the phrase mentioned in Abraham-Hicks material, ‘Castles and Buttons are the same.’ My first thought was, ‘how can that be?’ And since I have an investigative nature, I set out to find out, just how, Castles and Buttons are the same. For those new to the study of metaphysics, and things of a higher nature, the phrase ‘Castles and Buttons are the same’, implies, that it is just as easy to create a Castle as it is a button. It’s as easy to create a wonderful expansive lifestyle, as it is to live in the ruins of one. Again, I asked.. ‘How in the world can that be? And if it is true, how can it be easy?’ The entire Castle’s series is about my belief in ‘the Promises’ and my getting there. I want you to know, I’ve been where you are, and I’ll give you examples of how I’ve expanded beyond it. I’ll give you things to try, which worked for me. Things which helped me find out for myself, that yes, indeed, Castles and Buttons are the same. And...We can have what we want without all of the doing, and without ‘goofin’ it up first, as was the sub-title of one of my first books, and Editors Choice winner, Manifesting 101 & Beyond. Castle’s is based on The Ideal. The Law. And this law says, that only the best of the best is the only thing that we should be choosing. The Best. The Best of The Best. Castle’s is about not settling for less than what we really want. And most importantly, forget about anything other than Plan A. There is no Plan B, once we understand what we have in our hands. We’ll use examples that are of your life. And I know they are of your life, as I’ve lived it. I’ve had the broken cars, broken finances, broken relationships, but my understanding of what I had hold of, as long as I would practice and apply it, would move all of my mountains and moved me smack dab in the middle of my castles. It brought new and better in everything. Things showed up without struggle and strife and concern. Then it became automatic. Automatic, as in when it turns dusk the lights on the light pole automatically come on. Automatic as in breathing and walking without having to think about it first. Automatic as coin in the drink machine, drink plops out. Automatic as when we play the card game ‘Free Cell’, we make one move and many others automatically are moved for us. Automatic is becoming The Genie. Some of the themes covered in Castles & Buttons-Book One: • Bricks Without Straw: Unlimitedness-Doing The Impossible, Easily • How Do We Begin Having Our Castles and Not Settling For The Buttons? • Profusion Abundance (The Opposite of The Other Shoe Dropping) • The Opposite of Limited is Not Un-Limited • When The Ton of Bricks Becomes An Avalanche (And What To Do About It) • A Done Deal Example From My Beginning Days of Understanding • How Long Do I Use The Swords, and How Long Before We See Results? • The Golden Parachute vs The Golden Wheelbarrow • Quantum Manifesting Accelerated: Sword Statements • The Learning Curve of Not Having To Do Anything Manifestation • A Shortcut to Easy and Automatic Enjoy the entire Castle’s and Buttons Series and you too may then understand how creating Castles or Buttons is the same and everything you want is already there for you!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Lazy Way To Success

Author : Fred Gratzon
ISBN : IND:30000095383612
Genre : Success in business
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How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself

Author : Robert Paul Smith
ISBN : 9780982504840
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The classic guidebook to everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots is back in print, and is as fun, inventive, and charming as ever. How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. This is a book to free your kid from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on the uses of solitude, a child's declaration of independence. If you don't remember how to make a spool tank, what to do with an old umbrella, whether "pennies" come before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg, or how to make rubber-band guns, slings, or clamshell bracelets, it's OK because Robert Paul Smith has collected all of this and more in How to Do Nothing. It's a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Sweetness Of Doing Nothing Living Life The Italian Way With Dolce Far Niente

Author : Sophie Minchilli
ISBN : 9780008366506
Genre : Self-Help
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It’s time to embrace the Italian way of life... The Sweetness of Doing Nothing explores the southern Italian philosophy of Dolce Far Niente to help you find pleasure in the everyday. How often do you focus on being in the moment, doing nothing? Whether it’s sitting outside at a cafe watching the world go by, whiling away the hours with your loved ones sipping a glass of wine or being immersed in nature at the beach taking in the sun, these seemingly ordinary moments are the ones that bring happiness in the long run and highlight the joy in living. The Italians know the importance of enjoying good food and good company and the pleasures of being idle. The Sweetness of Doing Nothing will share this philosophy, with recipes, suggestions and advice to help you to let go of anxiety and savour life’s precious moments.
Category: Self-Help

The Joy Of Doing Nothing

Author : Rachel Jonat
ISBN : 9781507204962
Genre : Self-Help
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Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life. In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.
Category: Self-Help

The Lost Art Of Doing Nothing

Author : Maartje Willems
ISBN : 9781615197651
Genre : Self-Help
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The road to relaxation is littered with little breaks Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is nothing. The Dutch have a word for this form of active rest: niksen (which translates closely to “doing nothing”). It is a state of non-productivity—staring out a window, lying on the grass, closing our eyes, or listening to music—that can help decrease stress, improve health, inspire creativity, and more. But it’s harder than you think, and by no means a holy grail. In this fast-paced world our brains are not easily switched off. And for the Dutch, the word implies that you don’t just stand there empty-handed, but do something and live your best life! In this charmingly illustrated guide, Dutch journalist Maartje Willems draws on a pool of interviews, studies, books, and films to teach us exactly how niksen can lead to a healthier way of living. In this book, readers will learn to: Neither work nor browse, just chill Take more breaks Declutter your mind and truly slow down Set aside social pressure to always be “productive” Discover what lies on the other side of nothing Following on the tail of hygge and lagom, the global phenomenon of niksen could be misunderstood as yet another promise for a better life. But niksen shows us that all this doing only adds up to more stress about why these so-called easy tools have not led to lasting happiness. This book reveals the lost art of a word that has been around for centuries, and helps us find a less stressful and more easygoing world.
Category: Self-Help

The Fear Of Doing Nothing

Author : Valery Hazanov
ISBN : 9781912573530
Genre : Psychology
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In the spirit of Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Sandeep Jauhar’s Intern, this is a deeply honest, searching examination of psychotherapy based on the experiences of a young sceptical trainee in New York City meeting his first patients. “Why is psychotherapy different from talking to a friend?” Hazanov asks. “Because generations of self-interested therapists told us so?” Through ten linked stories, we follow Hazanov as he navigates the maze of psychological theories he’s been taught, facing the alarming dissonance between them and the tragic reality of his patients’ lives. "How does psychotherapy work? And why do people not get any better?" Frustrated by fancy jargon and unrealistic depictions, Hazanov is on a quest to dispel the myths of psychotherapy and discover its essence. In The Fear of Doing Nothing he illuminates the intimacy, vulnerability and messiness of the therapeutic encounter, providing his answer to the question of what psychotherapy is.
Category: Psychology

The Courage To Do Nothing

Author : Bill Flax
ISBN : 9781616635275
Genre : Political Science
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Are you fed up with Washington politicizing our economy and bureaucrats more focused on aggrandizing their power than aiding commerce? For many of us, the rhetoric emanating from our government doesn't reflect reality. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill Flax gives a voice to the angry taxpayer articulating our concerns and offering cogent advice to our political leaders. Socialism is inherently flawed, but instead of allowing the free market to function, our politicians employ socialism concealed as compassion. Our cultural elites in Washington, Academia, Media, and Hollywood have built a modern Tower of Babel based on progressive fantasies. Their idealistic pursuit of Utopia is funded by your tax dollars. Socialism is but one pillar in this faulty tower, but it is the pillar du jour and America's future if we don't restore the traditional Christian values and limited government our nation was built upon. At eighteen, Bill Flax enlisted in the Marine Corps to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It's now clear the gravest threat to our liberty comes from Washington itself. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill interweaves faith, economics and patriotism through fascinating perspectives on the economy and relevant historical examples offering solutions for today's issues. Read The Courage to do Nothing to learn economic truths ignored by the cultural elites determined to change America into a European-style socialist boondoggle. Bill Flax provides the economic answers America needs to restore prosperity and liberty before it's too late. This book is essential reading for anyone desiring to understand how Washington's policies created and now prolong our economic turmoil. Learn the truth and the keys to restoring America.
Category: Political Science

When Nothing Works Try Doing Nothing

Author : Frank J. Kinslow
ISBN : 0984426426
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Based on the latest scientific thinking, this ... book will introduce you to the ... benefits of doing nothing. ... a new philosophy of human potential is born. When you explore this philosophy you will find it answers many questions that may have puzzled you personally, and humankind as a whole. When you practice the techniques you will experience improved health, greater fulfillment of your talents and potentialities, and a longer, more rewarding life." description.
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Author : Carolien Janssen
ISBN : 1986128989
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After Hygge and Lagom, Niksen is the New Lifestyle Trend Taking Over the WorldHygge helped you to explore coziness through lounging at the fireplace. Lagom kept you busy and relaxed while you found the happy middle; located between "not-too-much" and "not-too-little". Niksen will slow you down even further; to do nothing more than nothing.Declutter your mind, lounge about and truly slow down.This book will teach you to do nothing. Unwind and reap the benefits of the sixth happiest country in the world. Calm down, sit back and learn how to do nothing. Grab your guide to Niksen!


Author : Tess Jansen
ISBN : 8225649877
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The Dutch have discovered the secret to happiness and they are finally sharing it with the world.That secret is Niksen. This Dutch lifestyle phenomenon has taken the world by storm with an ever growing following around the globe.We will learn about how Niksen can help us feel satisfied and happy. - Wouldn't it be wonderful to de-stress, relax and take a break from our hectic lives? But how can we do that? Niksen can help us unwind and enjoy the great outdoors - Smartphones and tablets seem to drive families apart even when they are sitting in the same room. How can we use Niksen to bring our family and friends together to give us a greater sense of belonging? - How can we create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and feeling Niksen? Niksen will allow you to create closer bonds with your loved ones and enjoy the simple miracles in life. It will warm your heart and help heal your soul.

Doing Nothing

Author : Penelope Dyan
ISBN : 1614773645
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When you see a wrong, you need to do something; because doing nothing has never accomplished anything good, and you always want to do what is good and just and right!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Al Pacino

Author : Cartoch Arts
ISBN : 9798652612245
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- Al pacino : never let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything: A Classic Notebook . || PAPERBACK || 6x9 inch || 108 pages THICK ||👉👉👉👉👉👉"SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS"