Kate Northrup – Do Less


This is a book for working women and mothers who are ready to release the culturally inherited belief that their worth is equal to their productivity, and instead create a personal and professional life that’s based on presence, meaning, and joy. As opposed to focusing on “fitting it all in”, time management, and leaning in, as so many books geared at ambitious women do, this book embraces the notion that through doing less women can have – and be – more.

The addiction to busyness and the obsession with always trying to do more leads women, especially working mothers, to feel like they’re always failing their families, their careers, their spouses, and themselves. This book will give women the permission and tools to change the way they approach their lives and allow them to embrace living in tune with the cyclical nature of the feminine, cutting out the extraneous busyness from their lives so they have more satisfaction and joy, and letting themselves be more often instead of doing all the time. Do Less offers the listener a series of 14 experiments to try to see what would happen if she did less in one specific way. So, rather than approaching doing less as an entire life overhaul (which is overwhelming in and of itself), this book gives the listener bite-sized steps to try incorporating over two weeks!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Kate Northrup
Narrator: Kate Northrup
Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Hay House
Language: English

User Review:

mystery departmental

OK, I admit I only made it about 15 mins into this audiobook before I decided I could not waste several hours of my life. The book focused on your biology to learn how to manage your time. I’m sorry my boss does not care that I’m on my period and that my body needs a break. I think the message of not producing constantly and restoring ones self is a great point but that’s about it.