Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women (Paperback)
A practical and spiritual guide for working moms to learn how to have more by doing 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 reader 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 reader bite-sized steps to try incorporating over 2 weeks!
About the Author
As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. She's committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress. Kate has a membership of over 1,000 entrepreneurs called Origin® Collective and she has helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. She's the author of Money: A Love Story and Do Less. Kate's work has been featured by the Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women's Health, Glamour, the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Wanderlust, The Huffington Post, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughters in a cozy town in Maine.
“In Do Less, Kate uses her signature, crystal clear wisdom to insist that we stop wearing busyness as a badge of honor and begin to claim our time, our peace, our lives. Then she shows us how. I inhaled Do Less and as I finished, I found myself breathing easier. Important book, perfect timing.”
— Glennon Doyle, founder of Together Rising and author of #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior
“If you want off the ‘I’m so busy/I’m so tired’ train while making even more of an impact at work and at home, this is your ticket.”
— Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO, New York Times best-selling author, and single mom
“Do Less had me from the very first page. Its message and method are game changers. Kate Northrup has written the new manifesto for how to claim your birthright of peace, health, and sanity in a world that teaches us just the opposite. This book is a must read for just about everyone.”
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Mother Daughter Wisdom
“From the moment I opened up Do Less, my heart was put at ease. As a new mother, I am so grateful for the road map Kate lays out to make women more happy and full of joy.”
— Vani Hari, New York Times best-selling author and founder of FoodBabe.com
“As a recovering doer and as a psychiatrist who has witnessed the grave consequences of a life dictated by masculine principles of achievement, I will go so far as to say this book is essential reading for any woman in the feminine reclamation process.”
— Kelly Brogan, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of A Mind of Your Own
“Do Less is here to help us honor our cyclical, nonlinear nature and redefine productivity. We’re already wired with power and wisdom; rather than telling us what to do, Kate invites us to choose where to focus and when to rest, why to ask new questions, and how to nourish our intuition in order to arrive at the answers. Thank you, Kate, for this heartfelt, witty, and real map to doing less and loving more.”
— Elena Brower, author of Practice You and Art of Attention
“Kate Northrup’s new book is a fabulous, paradigm-shifting guide for women who are ready to bring rest and rhythms back into their lives—while thriving creatively and earning a living as well.” — Tara Mohr, author Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead
“I inhaled this book because it illuminates a language about women and work that I’ve lived by without realizing it. I’ve never felt more validated or less alone in the way I do work as a woman in the world.”
— Meggan Watterson, best-selling author of The Divine Feminine Oracle