Have you ever given thought to how your mind works? Your response to different situations, for better or worse? These books help readers connect with their mind and learn new strategies that will help tackle anxiety and stress. Explore new thoughts that can increase performance, make better decisions, become braver, and learn interesting facts about the rhythm of life. All are interesting in their own right; find which book is right for you.
The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery
By Adam Gopnik
Adam Gopnik, becomes a dedicated student of several masters of their craft: a classical painter, a boxer, a dancing instructor, a driving instructor, and others. He shows that the top people in any field share a set of common qualities and methods.
Enchantment Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
by Katherine May
Many of us feel trapped in a grind of constant change: rolling news cycles, the chatter of social media. We feel fearful and tired, not quite knowing what has us perpetually depleted. For Katherine May, this low hum of fatigue and anxiety made her wonder what she was missing.
Glow in the F*cking Dark
By Tara Schuster
For the past decade, Tara Schuster worked like hell to repair the emotional wounds inflicted during what she refers to as her neglected, “mess-wreck disaster” of a childhood. She brought radical self-care, healing rituals, and self-love into her life, and on most days, she was a grateful, happy, and stable adult.
No Regret Decisions: Making Good Choices During Difficult Times
By Shannon Lee Simmons
Everyone can expect to face an unexpected personal crisis at some point in their lives. From death, divorce, job loss, and illness, No-Regret Decisions will guide you through trying times with practical advice and wisdom that will help you come out of the crisis stronger than before.
The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control
By Katherine Morgan Schafler
Psychotherapist and former on-site therapist at Google, Katherine Morgan Schafler believes that you don’t have to stop being a perfectionist to be healthy. Which of the five types of perfectionist are you? Classic, intense, Parisian, messy, or procrastinator? As you identify your unique perfectionist profile, you’ll learn how to manage each form of perfectionism to work for you, not against you.
Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock
By Jenny Odell
In this dazzling, subversive, and deeply hopeful reframing of time, Jenny Odell takes us on a journey through other temporal habitats. As planet-bound animals, we live inside shortening and lengthening days, alongside gardens growing, birds migrating, and cliffs eroding.