"Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less" by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

I was recommended this book by my friend Annelie, while discussing how to effectively rest. I wasn’t very impressed though. The book has some interesting ideas, and some good practical tips. But sadly they are hidden under a layer of personal anecdotes that so many American self help books are infested with.

““It is too easy, when rather tired, to fritter a whole day away with the intention of working but never getting properly down to it,” Littlewood said. “This is pure waste, nothing is done, and you have had no rest or relaxation.””

— Rest

I recommend getting the cliff’s notes or Blinkist version instead.

There was this gem though:

“beautifully empty hours that stretch out, untouchable by clients or colleagues or (especially) children.”

— Rest