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Do Less

A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms
Narrated by: Kate Northrup
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

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.

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  • laurel
  • 09-05-19

Wanted to like it more

After reading Kate’s first book I was excited for this one. As someone struggling with chronic never enough syndrome I was hoping it would help me work through some of those emotions. Instead I found the material hard to relate to. So much would be easier to connect to if there weren’t multiple mentions of 7 figure incomes and the unreality that comes from not struggling to make ends meet. It would be easier to do less if there weren’t financial stressors or other factors like lacking a support system. This book felt like it was not written for your average person. Overall it was hard to connect to and left me feeling lesser than for not having the resources and connections necessary to “do less”.

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  • Samantha Karback
  • 07-04-19

A must read for all women

I took more notes for this book than I’ve taken from a book in years!!! So many new ideas, eye opening moments, and brilliant takeaways! Thank you Kate for having the courage to share this message!

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  • BSD
  • 03-06-19

Inspiring ideas for modern conscious-leaning womxn

This book will appeal to all womxn (but directed at young mothers, as the author is one) that are aware of conscious living and conscious parenting. If you are not aware of this type of living or have some sort of spiritual beliefs, you will probably think it's a waste of time.

Kate Northrup introduces her own ideas about how our menstrual cycle links up with the moon, and how we can use this knowledge to create a more rich mother, work, and personal life. Beyond the lunar cycle, she gives good advice about generally living consciously in an easy to digest, friendly way.

I did feel a little disengaged at some points because although because I liked the information and the way she presented it, I also felt that she was very "white-priveleged, wealthy and first-world", which she is and that's perfectly fine. I simply felt disengaged for less than 10% of the book.

All in all, good info and most certainly left me feeling inspired to do something ... well, DO LESS to achieve more.

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  • Robin Dini
  • 31-05-19

Gratitude

This is a beautifully written book that hits home on how important it is to focus on your self first so that you can be a good mother wife and friend to others. The experiments give great examples for how to delegate and minimize unnecessary work for yourself.

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  • Alissa
  • 06-05-19

it all makes sense!

I'm so glad I found this book! I knew there was something to "down cycles", but I thought it was something that was wrong with me. I love how Kate used science to help me understand that not only is it normal, but part of my inner power to rest (without guilt).

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  • Mrs. Halda
  • 24-04-19

Mama, You will enjoy this book

Perfect for the perfectionist/ recovering-perfectionist mother. As a working mom, I always feel like I’m not doing enough. Not being involved enough with my daughter’s daily enrichment. Not putting in enough hours to be seen as dedicated to my professional growth. Not giving enough of me to by husband and our relationship... This book brings busyness into perspective as not actually the difference maker, reminds us women to work with our natural feminine energy cycles, and gives tangible steps to bring you into the present moment rather than 10 steps ahead. I highly recommend this book to those that feel the pull of so much to do and not enough energy/time to do it all.

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  • Estelle
  • 13-08-19

Can’t wait to re-read and re-listen

I can’t wait to listen again. So much good information and useful tools that I’d like to put into practices

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  • frogs n dogs
  • 11-08-19

couldn't get through it

So bad. I kept trying to listen for the point, but couldn't get past all the pseudo science. Things she states as facts have very weak evidence if any at all. useless book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-19

YES!

LOVE this book! LOVE her delightful voice! This is such great stuff! Will def listen again!

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  • Dora D
  • 20-07-19

This definitely is not just meant for mothers...

This definitely is not just meant for mothers but for women in general. The book reminds you that you should show a bit of self-compassion while staying productive and - what's most importing - setting your priorities straight.