Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much

Tony Crabbe

Piatkus

At last, a book debunking the myth that satisfaction in the workplace, or anywhere else for that matter, comes from getting everything done.

In the past five minutes, while we’ve been fighting a nagging sense of failure for not staying ahead, 200 million e-mails have been sent and 15 days’ worth of content has been uploaded to YouTube. It’s just not possible to keep up.

Looking at the psychology and physiology behind constant busyness and alertness, Crabbe gives tips on how to break the cycle so you can be more productive.

The tools which can help us switch off at the end of each day are not difficult to master, merely good habits to get into. He suggests planning your “to do” list the day before so you can “close the file” for the evening. A consoling read.

Lesley Byram