Introducing Spotlight: Laura Vanderkam on Expanding Time


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Feel like there's never enough time in the day? Then this episode is for you. In this very first Spotlight episode of Simplify, time-management expert Laura Vanderkam offers surprising ideas from her new book Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done to help you overhaul your relationship with time.

Here, she tells Emily Phillips about how committing to more activities—not fewer—is the key to slowing the experience of time so you feel less time-poor and richer in life.

And what's Spotlight, you ask? It's an experimental mini-member of the Simplify family that gives you one big idea from a new nonfiction book, straight from the author who wrote it. You’ll walk away with something to think about—and a plan for what to read next—in just about fifteen minutes. Stay tuned for more Spotlights (and more experiments) in the Simplify feed.

For more info, including links to everything we discussed in the episode and a voucher to use Blinkist for free, go to

Let us know what you thought of the first episode of Spotlight, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at @caitlinschiller, Emily at @phillips_em.

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