“I Didn’t Do the Thing Today” is a book about learning to let go of productivity guilt. Madeleine Dore shares her own journey of struggling with productivity and how she eventually learned to let go of the need to be productive all the time. She offers readers practical advice for managing their own productivity guilt, including tips for setting realistic goals and priorities, scheduling breaks and downtime, and dealing with setbacks.

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How to release productivity guilt?

“I Didn’t Do the Thing Today” is an inspiring and relatable read for anyone who has ever felt the need to be productive all the time. Madeleine Dore’s book is a reminder that it’s okay to take a break and that we don’t have to be perfect.

Managing productivity guilt can be difficult, but it is possible. It’s a common feeling, but it doesn’t have to control our lives. Namely, this book is a valuable resource for anyone who struggles with the need to be productive all the time.

 

Take productivity off its pedestal

After five years of searching for the secret to productivity, Madeleine Dore discovered there isn’t one. Instead, we’re being set up to fail. “I Didn’t Do the Thing Today” is the inspiring call to take productivity off its pedestal — by dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day, we can finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life.

And here’s what do others say about “I Didn’t Do the Thing Today”:

Madeleine Dore has produced a book that is both practical and inspiring; that recognizes the tensions in life, that we can’t always do all the things, but also that sometimes those things are still important. This is a series of chapters that contain both wise advice, kind words, and a realistic recognition of the struggles we all face. There are no 10-step plans or neat systems. This book recognizes that work, creativity, and life are messy and complicated. It feels like a rare female perspective in the world of personal productivity, and I enjoyed it immensely.

This book shares her own journey of struggling with productivity and how she eventually learned to let go of the need to be productive all the time.

This is sort of an anti-help book. It looks at why we get obsessed and guilty if we don’t stick to rigid lists and rules. It helped me realize that I can choose my own definition of time.

 

I found this book a dream to read! It was written so eloquently and I feel like I’ve underlined something on every page. Makes a lovely present too. I’ve gone and bought a bunch more to give as gifts to my team/ colleagues as I’m moving on. Highly recommended! Do yourself a favor and get a copy and let yourself feel the stress ooze away!