A certain kind of busyness, says Marc Lesser, is crucial to life, allowing us to earn a living, create art, achieve academic successs, and become leaders. But too often, busyness consumes us and we become crazy busy, nonstop busy, 24/7 busy, and we end up expending extra effort that gets us nowhere.
Less is about the benefits of doing less in a world that has embraced more- more desire, more activity, more things, and more exhaustion. It’s about stopping, about the possibility of finding composure in the midst of activity, about the power of accomplishing more by doing less. The ideas, practices, and programs Lesser outlines offer a radical yet simple self-nurturing approach that is more productive in every sense.