5 Must Reads Before 2022 Ends
1. Who moved the Cheese?
This book masterfully tells a parable, that anyone at any stage in their life can read and directly apply to their own life. To stop fearing what lies ahead, you must instead thrive in an environment of change and uncertainty. Thinking too much about failure or becoming complacent might paralyze you, so keep looking for success. There are changes that happen in our lives that are out of our control, and you cannot let that stop you from striving for success. Keep going! This is a great book for those struggling to find their motivation and confidence during these times.
2. The Magic of Thinking Big: by David J. Schwartz
This book shows you if you don’t think big, your dreams and desires will never come into fruition. Many of us are plagued by anxieties, fears, and so many problems that seem to keep us from going after what we want out of our lives. However, those problems aren’t as bad as we think they are. The solution is to go after what we want so that we can find the success that the Universe has in store for us. There’s a shift happening in 2022, no longer are the days that you can stay in your box. Dream big and shoot for the stars.
3. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
Today many people are burned out from the stress of work and life. The book explains that burnout is emotional exhaustion and a decreased sense of accomplishment. The authors describe the ups and downs of being in a stress cycle and how getting stuck in that cycle can cause burnout. They outline how to understand your body’s response to stress, close the loop of the stress cycle, and to effectively manage your stress.
4. Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes A Day by Amishi P. Jha, PhD
Today we are constantly being bombarded by negative news, ads and entertainment, and we can easily spend hours scrolling through social media posts. Our attention is always being lured away from the most important things in our life and delaying us from achieving the goals we set for ourselves. This is understandable as everyone is trying to do their best in these uncertain times, but the author shows readers how to be more mindful, to retain our attention for longer periods of time, and function at our peak. She walks readers through mindfulness practices to help train your brain and strengthen your ability to focus.
5. Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled by Grace Beverley
With the current state of the world, there is pressure to be more productive and to grind out work around the clock while also remembering to take time for yourself. It can be hard to balance it all and quite overwhelming at times. This book describes how you can create balance by reflecting on what you most want from life and work, and creating a personalized method of being productive and a routine that works for you. When you learn how to get that balance, and understand that stepping back and planning ahead can help you move forward, you’ll be able to create a fulfilling life that works for you.