A Cure for Modern Life
by Anna McGovern
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Pub Date 26 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 2 Nov 2020
Laurence King Publishing Ltd, Laurence King Publishing
This little book is both a discussion and practical guide to one of the most British of pastimes - pottering.
Author Anna McGovern writes with charm about the joy and practicality of living in the meandering moment, not asking too much of yourself and yet still getting things done in the gentlest of ways.
This is the book for people who want to discover productivity at an easier pace, and above all the contentment you achieve when accepting that you can only do what you can do.
Pottering is a true ode to slow living and an antidote to the stresses of modern life.
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Average rating from 42 members
This is a book that I didn't expect to make me think about my life as much as it did! I am always rushing around to get somewhere and stressed. This book showed me the importance of slowing down and finding happiness in simple things versus stressing out to find things that I think will make me happy.
Pottering is a book that really examines what it means to potter and the benefits of pottering. It also encourages you to potter in ways you might not have thought of before. It's a kind of celebration of resourcefulness and the stepping away from perfectionism.
I really enjoyed this book. It was quaint, warm and a quick read. Perfect things to have on a table and dip in and out of, while you're pottering I suppose. I especially appreciated the distinction between pottering and procrastination, and how to avoid the latter.
If this sounds like a book for you, it probably is!