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  • 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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“An indispensable manual...Tranquility by Tuesday offers plenty of inspiration for a more serene life, and down-to-earth and evidence-backed advice for actually making it happen."—Oliver Burkeman, New York Times bestselling author of Four Thousand Weeks

For anyone who’s sick of letting to-do lists dictate their time, Laura Vanderkam, the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, shares nine strategies for reclaiming your hours

Do you find yourself hoping that someday, life will be less hectic? One day, you say, you’ll finally have time for the activities that you love–writing that book, completing that triathlon, traveling with friends. But if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable. If we’re not careful, dull, unfulfilling tasks can quickly occupy our precious hours, derail our best-laid plans, and make life feel like a slog.

In Tranquility by Tuesday, Laura Vanderkam explains that if you want something to happen, you need to design your life to make it happen. Work crises, childcare emergencies, and home repairs are inevitable, and the mundane tasks of life–cooking, cleaning, laundry–aren’t going anywhere. To make time for what matters, you need a resilient schedule, not a perfect schedule. Based on a time diary study of over 150 people, Vanderkam shares nine strategies for building opportunities for joy, nourishment, and fulfillment into your week, such as:
 

  • Three times a week is a habit
  • One big adventure, one little adventure
  • Effortful before effortless

This is more than a time management book about “how to do it all.” It’s a look at how real people changed their lives using Vanderkam’s nine rules, and how you can do the same. It’s about intentionally living the life that you want to live, and becoming an autonomous steward of life’s possibilities. 

©2022 Laura Vanderkam (P)2022 Tranquility by Tuesday

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Fabulous book on how to enjoy every minute of your time.

Only thing it needs is a written summary at the end of each rule with her questions :)

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Practical and relatable, simple framework easy to follow

One of the most practical and relatable time management books I have read. A simple framework that feels easy to follow! Feeling positive and uplifted about the future. Thank you Laura!

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Actually a really good listen

I really loved the 8 steps.
I feel like I do most of them but to go through them all and work out how to be more purposeful and intentional with my time and priorities will definitely bring me tranquility and big changes to my life.

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Appreciate your time

A book to challenge how you spend your time so you get the full use of it with rewarding and joy-filled days, weeks, months and years.

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Practical advice expertly delivered

Laura has such a common sense, practical approach to working through the 9 rules contained in this book. Very useful and relatable.

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Making life in the busy family years more enjoyable

If you’ve got kids, are working and have a full and busy life - then this book will give you some original ways to really embrace it all. This book focuses on making the most of our time, making those memories with your family and have a full and busy life that still feels enjoyable. Highly recommended

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Sound advice

This book provides a fresh perspective on time management even for those who have read other books on the subject.

I fully recommend this book if your time seems too little to live your fullest life.

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