I Didn't Do The Thing Today

On letting go of productivity guilt

Madeleine Dore
£12.99
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An antidote to our obsession with busyness, author Madeleine Dore explores the joys of releasing ourselves from the burden of productivity guilt.

Any given day brings a never-ending list of things to do. There's the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don't want to do, the thing we've been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. Even on days where we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed.

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, to embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life.
For anyone who has ever felt the pressure to do more, be more, achieve more, this antidote to our doing-obsession is the permission slip we all need to find our own way.


"A radical masterpiece. While many books insist on changing your life,
this one invites you to deepen and expand your life." - Mari Andrew, author of My Inner Sky

"Deep, thoughtful, gently instructive, nourishing." - Clare Bowditch, author of Your Own Kind Of Girl

"Read it and sigh with relief." - Hugh Mackay, author of The Kindness Revolution

Author bio:

Madeleine Dore is a writer and interviewer exploring how we can broaden the definition of a day well spent. For the past five years, Madeleine has been asking creative thinkers how they navigate their days on her popular blog Extraordinary Routines and podcast Routines & Ruts. She regularly conducts life experiments and hosts events to explore how creativity isn't just something we do, but how we approach our lives.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781922351500
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Imprint: Murdoch Books
Publication date: January 2022
Page Extent: 296
Format: Paperback
Subject: Popular psychology