“Getting things done” is not only a demand our workplaces have for us, but it has evolved to be associated with an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks.

Allen starts with acknowledging the fact that in our private and professional lives, we have so many things going on at the same that we easily get stressed out and have the feeling of losing our productivity. With his book, Allen provides insights into how the human brain is working, how we can appropriately engage in our tasks and how we are able to carve out mental space in order to be fully present and dedicated to the things we should be doing.