The best 63 Stress Reduction books

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Let That Sh*t Go

Let That Sh*t Go

Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw
Find Peace of Mind and Happiness in Your Everyday
4.3 (292 ratings)

What's Let That Sh*t Go about?

Let That Sh*t Go: Find Peace of Mind and Happiness in Your Everyday (2018) offers a trove of tools and tips to declutter your mind of all the crap that gets in the way of inner peace and joyful living. Its approach to mindfulness helps you to connect to what’s going on in your head and then use that awareness to build self love, authenticity, acceptance, perspective, and forgiveness. 

Who should read Let That Sh*t Go?

  • People interested in what mindfulness is and how to practice it
  • Busy people who feel too stressed or overwhelmed to enjoy life 
  • Anyone who wants to improve their daily happiness

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Attention Span

Attention Span

Gloria Mark
A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity
4.5 (688 ratings)

What's Attention Span about?

Attention Span (2023) examines the connection between the digital age and our capacity for attention. As digital devices have become inextricable from our lives, our attention spans have shortened and our stress levels have risen. Drawing on scientific research, it debunks modern myths about attention and explains how we can reclaim it for better well-being. 

Who should read Attention Span?

  • Anyone worried about their decreasing attention span
  • Those who have trouble disconnecting from their phone
  • People who feel stressed, exhausted, and burned out

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Getting to Neutral

Getting to Neutral

Trevor Moawad
How to Conquer Negativity and Thrive in a Chaotic World

What's Getting to Neutral about?

Getting to Neutral (2022) is a step-by-step guide to conquering negativity and embracing the state of neutrality in a stressful world. By delving into deeply personal experiences as well as insights from leading athletes and coaches from around the world, it shows how anyone can find calm and clarity in their everyday life. 

Who should read Getting to Neutral?

  • Anyone who struggles with stress and confusion 
  • High performers who want to conquer blocking thoughts
  • Lovers of an inspiring story

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Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

Caroline Leaf
5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking
4.3 (638 ratings)

What's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess about?

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess (2021) presents a scientifically backed strategy for rooting out toxic thoughts. It breaks down the principles and tools of the Neurocycle – a mind-management process that changes toxic thoughts and their related behaviors into positive thinking and habits.

Who should read Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess?

  • Those looking to take control of their mental state
  • People grappling with the effects of trauma
  • Anyone curious about how the mind and brain are connected

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Your Brain on Art

Your Brain on Art

Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross
How the Arts Transform Us
4.6 (239 ratings)

What's Your Brain on Art about?

Your Brain on Art (2023) offers remarkable insights into how artistic endeavors and aesthetics – from music and dance to drawing and interior design – can rewire our brains and improve our lives.

Who should read Your Brain on Art?

  • Art and science enthusiasts
  • Anxious or stressed-out people looking for solutions
  • People curious about the benefits of art therapy

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The Source

The Source

Dr. Tara Swart
The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain
4.0 (16 ratings)

What's The Source about?

The Source (2019) reveals the secret to mastering your mind. It draws on cognitive science and the author’s coaching experience to provide a four-step plan to fire up your brain and get what you want from life by becoming a new, confident you.

Who should read The Source?

  • Personal Development seekers
  • Stressed individuals looking to improve their mental health and well-being
  • Entrepreneurs and business leaders

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Young Forever

Young Forever

Mark Hyman
The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life
4.6 (179 ratings)

What's Young Forever about?

Forever Young (2023) challenges the notion that poor health associated with aging is an inevitable part of life. Instead, it provides a roadmap to not only live longer but to enjoy good health until death.

Who should read Young Forever?

  • Young people wanting to set themselves up for a long, healthy life
  • Older people looking to reverse the aging process
  • Those suffering from disease who want to improve their well-being

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Stop Overthinking

Stop Overthinking

Nick Trenton
23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present
4.2 (370 ratings)

What's Stop Overthinking about?

Stop Overthinking (2021) is an indispensable guide to breaking free from the negative thought patterns holding you back. Learn how to recognize your negative spiral triggers, overcome anxiety attacks, and declutter your mind to live a stress-free life.

Who should read Stop Overthinking?

  • Nervous Nellies
  • Persistent procrastinators
  • Anybody struggling with doubt and indecision

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Enchantment

Enchantment

Katherine May
Re-awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age

What's Enchantment about?

Enchantment (2023) asks how – in a world of toxic social media, rolling news coverage, burnout, stress, and anxiety – we can spark feelings of wonder, magic, and miracle. It suggests that discovering a connection with nature and rekindling our connection to our own inner selves will awaken our ability to be enchanted by the world.

Who should read Enchantment?

  • Anxious scrollers who can’t seem to tear themselves from their newsfeeds
  • Burnt-out workers, parents, and carers who have lost their spark
  • Anyone who feels disconnected from nature and community

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie
The self-help classic that helps you stop worrying
4.6 (635 ratings)

What's How to Stop Worrying and Start Living about?

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948) is a self-help classic that outlines clearly why worrying is bad for you and what you can do about it. With tools and techniques to put to action, as well as a wealth of examples and anecdotes to back up its recommendations, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living can help you worry less today.

Who should read How to Stop Worrying and Start Living?

  • Anyone who wants to worry less
  • Anyone who wants to deal better with their worries when they occur
  • Anyone who feels his or her kindness goes unthanked

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Real Change

Real Change

Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
3.9 (238 ratings)

What's Real Change about?

Real Change (2020) is a guide to building a better world through cultivating inner strength. This manual teaches how meditation and mindfulness are key to navigating the stresses and pressures of modern life.

Who should read Real Change?

  • Do-gooders burnt out from the struggle
  • Stressed caregivers looking for a break
  • Anyone interested in the benefits of meditation

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The Home Edit

The Home Edit

Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin
A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals
3.0 (45 ratings)

What's The Home Edit about?

The Home Edit (2019) proposes a straightforward formula to organize any part of the home in a way that is functional, classy, and easy to maintain. The technique it teaches is equally easy for other members of the household to learn and apply, so that everyone can enjoy a calm, happy home environment.

Who should read The Home Edit?

  • Anyone trying to maintain order and beauty in their homes
  • Parents teaching their kids good housekeeping habits
  • Interior designers trying to help clients maintain the spaces they create

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Awe

Awe

Dacher Keltner
The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
4.3 (71 ratings)

What's Awe about?

Awe (2023) is a deep dive into this elusive emotion. Drawing on new research, it shows how awe can improve your mood, well-being, cognitive abilities, and relationships with others. 

Who should read Awe?

  • Stressed individuals in need of a mood boost
  • Those curious about the power of emotions
  • Urban dwellers craving more meaning in life

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Brain Wash

Brain Wash

David Perlmutter
Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness
4.5 (466 ratings)

What's Brain Wash about?

Brain Wash (2020) is a no-nonsense handbook for living a calm and content life in a world that’s designed to deliver the opposite. Medical doctors David and Austin Perlmutter unpack how our modern society manipulates our brains. Then they lay out a powerful 10-day bootcamp for breaking these bad patterns and building healthier habits.

Who should read Brain Wash?

  • Harried workers seeking a calmer life
  • Dieters looking for medically sound advice
  • Anyone aspiring to make big changes one day at a time

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The Upside of Stress

The Upside of Stress

Kelly McGonigal
Why stress is good for you and how to get good at it
4.4 (186 ratings)

What's The Upside of Stress about?

The Upside of Stress explores the power our attitudes have when it comes to dealing with stress. These blinks explain the inner workings of our biological and psychological responses to stress, and open up new perspectives on how stress can help us grow.

Who should read The Upside of Stress?

  • Students and employees seeking deeper insights into managing stress
  • Individuals interested in seeing how their experiences of adversity in the past affect them today
  • People curious about scientific research on stress

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Living Untethered

Living Untethered

Michael A. Singer
Beyond the Human Predicament
4.4 (271 ratings)

What's Living Untethered about?

Living Untethered (2022) is your guide to finding self-realization and unconditional happiness. It provides practical guidance on moving beyond your thoughts, feeling, and emotions and will help you to stop struggling and start experiencing life to its fullest.

Who should read Living Untethered?

  • Spiritual-guidance seekers
  • Anyone who wants to understand who they really are
  • People experiencing anxiety or tension who want to learn how to let go

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Lying

Lying

Sam Harris
Why we need to stop lying and start telling the truth
3.8 (480 ratings)

What's Lying about?

Lying (2011) explains why the act of telling lies is so dangerous. And that means all lies, from the tiny lies that people tell on a daily basis to the massive lies sometimes told on the world stage. All in all, it’s always better to tell the truth.

Who should read Lying?

  • Anyone who’s ever told a lie
  • Psychology students  
  • People interested in politics

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Reclaim Your Brain

Reclaim Your Brain

Joseph A. Annibali
How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind and Bring Your Life Back Under Control
4.3 (218 ratings)

What's Reclaim Your Brain about?

Reclaim Your Brain (2015) is about how imbalances and quirks in the human brain can lead to serious problems such as anxiety, depression or addiction. These blinks explain the biological roots of these problems and what you can do to overcome them to get your brain back in check!

Who should read Reclaim Your Brain?

  • Students of psychology, psychiatry or general medicine
  • Anyone suffering from stress or anxiety
  • People in recovery or still struggling with addiction

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life
4.4 (459 ratings)

What's Wherever You Go, There You Are about?

Wherever You Go, There You Are (1994) explains how to fully enjoy the present moment without worrying about the past or the future. By providing step-by-step meditation practices, both formal and informal, that can easily be incorporated into everyday life, Kabat-Zinn steers us toward the peace and tranquility that we’re yearning for.

Who should read Wherever You Go, There You Are?

  • Those who want to be fully present
  • People who want to learn how to meditate
  • Meditators hoping to expand and deepen their practice

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How to Be a Productivity Ninja

How to Be a Productivity Ninja

Graham Allcott
Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do
4.4 (577 ratings)

What's How to Be a Productivity Ninja about?

How to Be a Productivity Ninja (2014) transforms old-school time-management techniques and productivity advice into a twenty-first century handbook on how to work smarter – not harder. Adapted to the realities of contemporary work and life, it’s filled with practical guidance and exercises for boosting productivity.

Who should read How to Be a Productivity Ninja?

  • Chronic procrastinators who’d like to get more done
  • Habitual multitaskers who can’t seem to follow through
  • Anyone who’s scared of their overflowing inbox or novel-length to-do list

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Stress Less, Accomplish More

Stress Less, Accomplish More

Emily Fletcher
Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
4.5 (369 ratings)

What's Stress Less, Accomplish More about?

Stress Less, Accomplish More (2019) shows how meditation can help busy people accomplish more in their fast-paced lives. In recent years, science has revealed what meditators have known for millennia: this simple tool can be practiced anytime and anywhere to relieve stress, gain mental clarity, and improve performance across your life.

Who should read Stress Less, Accomplish More?

  • High achievers looking to increase productivity
  • Frustrated meditators who want to establish a regular practice
  • Meditation skeptics eager to know what all the fuss is about

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Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting

Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
4.2 (134 ratings)

What's Simplicity Parenting about?

Simplicity Parenting (2009) teaches parents how to reduce the levels of stress experienced by their children. Parents can accomplish this by controlling their children’s environment, limiting their access to the adult world and providing them with a steady, rhythmic schedule. Taking these simple steps will improve family life for all involved.  

Who should read Simplicity Parenting?

  • Parents and parents-to-be
  • Child psychologists
  • Therapists

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The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

Wayne W. Dyer
Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
4.3 (423 ratings)

What's The Power of Intention about?

What’s it about?

The Power of Intention (2004) explores the connection between human beings and the creative potential of God and the universe. This feel-good guide to spirituality examines the true meaning of intention and explains how we can all live more purposeful lives. 

Who should read The Power of Intention?

Who’s it for?

  • Those looking for greater meaning in life
  • Spiritual souls seeking fresh wisdom
  • Fans of New Age philosophy

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Resilient

Resilient

Rick Hanson with Forrest Hanson
How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
4.5 (360 ratings)

What's Resilient about?

Resilient (2018) is a practical guide on how to cultivate your inner strengths and develop qualities like compassion, confidence, and grit. Through simple techniques and concrete examples, it explains the ways you can harness your brain’s resources to cope with stress and anxiety – and find the motivation to follow your dreams.

Who should read Resilient?

  • Pursuers of happiness looking for guidance on personal growth
  • Life explorers who want to discover their inner strengths
  • Travelers on difficult paths who are in need of encouragement

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The Worry-Free Mind

The Worry-Free Mind

Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade
Train Your Brain, Calm the Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You
4.4 (132 ratings)

What's The Worry-Free Mind about?

The Worry-Free Mind (2017) takes a close look at why we spend so much time worrying and what can be done to reduce these worries. Having a stressed-out mind may be part of being a human being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to better control your thoughts and emotions. Here are some tips and techniques to take control of your mind and live a happier life.

Who should read The Worry-Free Mind?

  • Individuals caught in a spiral of negative thinking
  • People feeling stuck in a state of worry
  • Students of meditation and spirituality

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Full Catastrophe Living

Full Catastrophe Living

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
4.6 (147 ratings)

What's Full Catastrophe Living about?

Full Catastrophe Living (1990) doesn’t sugar-coat it: this is a book that acknowledges life can sometimes feel like one catastrophe after another. But while we might not be able to prevent life’s catastrophes, the way we respond to them is entirely within our control. An acknowledged classic in the mindful living genre, Full Catastrophe Living explains how life’s storms can be weathered through mindfulness.

Who should read Full Catastrophe Living?

  • Those struggling to cope with physical or emotional pain
  • People who struggle to deal with stress 
  • Anyone who just can’t seem to turn their mind off

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Cure

Cure

Jo Marchant
A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body
4.5 (96 ratings)

What's Cure about?

Cure (2016) is your guide to the healing power of the mind. These blinks explain the true depth of the placebo effect, how hypnosis can cure illnesses and explain the fascinating, scientifically-supported alternatives to the painkillers and surgeries so prominent in Western medicine.

Who should read Cure?

  • Anyone interested in the power of the mind
  • Patients who are tired of conventional treatments for their ailments
  • Health care professionals and students

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The No-Nonsense Meditation Book

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book

Steven Laureys
A Scientist’s Guide to the Power of Meditation
4.7 (499 ratings)

What's The No-Nonsense Meditation Book about?

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book (2021) explores the science behind meditation. As the latest neuroscience research shows, you don’t have to be a monk in search of nirvana to reap the benefits of meditation. In fact, it’s a great solution to many distinctly modern problems like stress and chronic anxiety.

Who should read The No-Nonsense Meditation Book?

  • Natural worriers
  • Would-be meditators
  • Scientists

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The End of Stress

The End of Stress

Don Joseph Goewey
Four Steps to Rewire your Brain
4.2 (219 ratings)

What's The End of Stress about?

The End of Stress (2014) offers a unique look into the severe damage caused by stress on both your health and happiness, and offers simple tips and tricks that you can start using today to undo the damage. Ultimately, it reveals how adopting a peaceful mindset will set you on the path to increased productivity, creativity and intelligence.

Who should read The End of Stress?

  • Anyone who is stressed out by their job
  • Anyone who wants to improve their performance, creativity and productivity
  • Anyone interested in ways to enhance their intelligence and health

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The Power of Unwavering Focus

The Power of Unwavering Focus

Dandapani
How to Live the Life You Want
4.6 (746 ratings)

What's The Power of Unwavering Focus about?

The Power of Unwavering Focus (2022) is a practical and personal guide that offers clear steps toward ending the distractions, fears, and worries that keep us stressed out and anxious, while carving a clear path toward more mental clarity and focus. Packed with concrete steps and personal reflections, it offers a deep look into the awesome power of the mind and how focus can help everyone live a more purposeful and joyful life.

Who should read The Power of Unwavering Focus?

  • Exhausted multitaskers feeling lost in the grind
  • Goal-seekers looking for a clearer path to success
  • Anyone wanting to live with more purpose in daily life

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Anxiety at Work

Anxiety at Work

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton with Anthony Gostick
8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done
4.2 (199 ratings)

What's Anxiety at Work about?

Anxiety at Work (2021) explores how the modern workplace contributes to our soaring anxiety levels. It outlines how organizations, and team leaders, can help alleviate their employees’ worries and concerns.

Who should read Anxiety at Work?

  • Anyone interested in organizational psychology
  • Stressed-out employees looking for some perspective
  • Managers hoping to give employee well-being a boost

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Journey of Awakening

Journey of Awakening

Ram Dass
A Meditator's Guidebook
4.7 (194 ratings)

What's Journey of Awakening about?

Journey of Awakening (1978) is a guide to establishing and solidifying a personal meditation practice. Combining insights from many spiritual traditions, it outlines a path to self-realization through meditation – offering sage advice on how to stay the course through doubt, fear, and ego traps.

Who should read Journey of Awakening?

  • Spiritually curious thinkers who aren’t sure where to start
  • Stressed-out people looking for peace of mind
  • Anyone interested in meditation

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Hardcore Self Help

Hardcore Self Help

Robert Duff
F**K Anxiety
3.8 (143 ratings)

What's Hardcore Self Help about?

Hardcore Self Help (2014) is your guide to overcoming anxiety and living a peaceful life. These blinks examine some of the different forms that anxiety disorders take and offer some techniques to help ease anxiety.

Who should read Hardcore Self Help?

  • Patients struggling with anxiety disorders
  • Anyone with a friend or loved one who suffers from anxiety
  • Stressed-out executives and entrepreneurs

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Relentless Solution Focus

Relentless Solution Focus

Jason Selk and Ellen Reed
Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance
4.6 (189 ratings)

What's Relentless Solution Focus about?

Relentless Solution Focus (2021) shows how having a more optimistic mindset can transform our lives. Using a three-step process, the authors share insights, tools, and frameworks for developing the mental toughness needed to strip away our tendencies toward negativity.

Who should read Relentless Solution Focus?

  • Athletes and others with high-performance occupations
  • Individuals struggling to balance the demands of their personal and professional lives
  • Anyone dealing with adversity

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Meditation

Meditation

Osho
The First and Last Freedom
4.3 (235 ratings)

What's Meditation about?

Meditation (1988) provides a valuable overview of Osho meditations – an approach to meditation that emphasizes awareness and uses movement as a way of preparing the mind and body. It provides the basic principles behind Osho meditation, as well as a few foundational techniques to get you started.

Who should read Meditation?

  • Anyone interested in meditation
  • Fans of the Wild Wild Country Netflix series
  • People looking to become more aware and more relaxed

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How Not to Worry

How Not to Worry

Paul McGee
The Remarkable Truth of How a Small Change Can Help You Stress Less and Enjoy Life More
4.3 (173 ratings)

What's How Not to Worry about?

How Not to Worry (2012) is a practical and accessible roadmap to defeating anxiety, stress and worry. Logical and clearly laid out, life coach Paul McGee’s approach is all about small changes that make a big difference. He shows that by thinking analytically, you can start dealing with worries rationally and free up valuable headspace for more pleasurable pursuits.

Who should read How Not to Worry?

  • Serial worriers and the terminally stressed out
  • Life and performance coaches
  • Psychology buffs

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Anger Management for Dummies

Anger Management for Dummies

Charles H. Elliott and Laura L. Smith
Your one-stop guide to anger management
4.0 (117 ratings)

What's Anger Management for Dummies about?

Anger Management for Dummies (2015) is a guide to dealing with your inner irascibility. These blinks will give you the tools you need to understand and – more importantly – master your anger. You’ll learn methods for dissolving stress, dealing with provocations and even stopping temper tantrums in their tracks.

Who should read Anger Management for Dummies?

  • Anyone who feels chronically on edge
  • People who suffer from high blood pressure and wonder whether suppressed rage could be the cause
  • People searching for ways to control their anger

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Tranquility by Tuesday

Tranquility by Tuesday

Laura Vanderkam
9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters
4.3 (420 ratings)

What's Tranquility by Tuesday about?

Tranquility by Tuesday (2022) is a practical guide to scheduling and organizing your time, week by week, to have a more peaceful and productive life. Through tips, anecdotes, and guided questions, you can regain control and improve your quality of life.

Who should read Tranquility by Tuesday?

  • Parents juggling family obligations and personal time
  • Busy professionals who want to find more tranquility in their days
  • Anyone seeking to become more organized and make more time for themselves

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The Lazy Genius Way

The Lazy Genius Way

Kendra Adachi
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done
4.4 (246 ratings)

What's The Lazy Genius Way about?

The Lazy Genius Way (2020) is an essential guide for perfectionists everywhere. We run ourselves ragged trying to excel at everything, but this leaves us exhausted and unfulfilled. Luckily, there is another way. We can identify what really makes our lives meaningful, and put our energy into leading lives that fulfill us. By adopting the practical strategies of the Lazy Genius, we can transform how we live and work, one small step at a time.

Who should read The Lazy Genius Way?

  • Perfectionists who want to learn how to relax
  • Working parents struggling to balance a busy life
  • Anyone overwhelmed by clutter

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Chatter

Chatter

Ethan Kross
The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
4.5 (289 ratings)

What's Chatter about?

Chatter (2021) directly addresses our inner voice, which, too often, turns into our inner critic. Backed with information from countless studies, Chatter delivers a wealth of strategies to help free us from the negative thought spirals that dominate our lives.

Who should read Chatter?

  • People who have trouble finding mental quiet
  • Those hoping to learn how to give support to loved ones
  • Anyone interested in how our brains function

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Robert M. Sapolsky
The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping
4.5 (119 ratings)

What's Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers about?

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (1994) vividly explains the biology behind stress and its impact on our lives, functioning as an effective way to deal with immediate problems, while also posing serious health risks in the long run. The author also offers plenty of practical tips on how to keep stress under control.

Who should read Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers?

  • Anyone who feels stressed
  • People interested in the ways society impacts our stress levels
  • Anyone curious about how the mind and the body are interconnected

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Joseph Goldstein
A Practical Guide to Awakening
4.6 (312 ratings)

What's Mindfulness about?

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening (2013) explores how adopting a Buddhist approach to mindfulness can unlock a true and deeply felt freedom. The author draws on an ancient dialogue conducted by Siddhartha Gotama, the Buddha, and creates a clear, systemic path to establishing mindfulness of body, emotion, thought, and time as a way to overcome suffering.

Who should read Mindfulness?

  • Curious minds interested in the time-tested wisdom of the Buddha
  • Deep thinkers committed to living mindfully 
  • Anyone interested in using meditation to enrich their lives

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Stop Reading the News

Stop Reading the News

Rolf Dobelli
How to Cope with the Information Overload and Think More Clearly
4.5 (273 ratings)

What's Stop Reading the News about?

Stop Reading the News (2020) shows us how we can live a calmer, healthier, and more thoughtful life if we simply stop reading the news. By practicing what the author calls radical abstinence from the news media, we can rescue our minds from the overload of information, and focus on what actually matters in life.

Who should read Stop Reading the News?

  • News addicts desperate to break the habit
  • Those looking to leave the news media and become long-form journalists
  • Anyone curious about technology and its impact

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The Happiness Track

The Happiness Track

Emma Seppälä
How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success
4.5 (79 ratings)

What's The Happiness Track about?

The Happiness Track (2016) outlines the simple steps you can take to become happier and more successful. Referencing the latest scientific research, these blinks debunk common myths about how to be successful and set out a concrete plan for you to reduce stress in your life.

Who should read The Happiness Track?

  • People searching for ways to find joy in the little things
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up employees looking for morale boosters
  • Anyone struggling with stress

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The Work-Life Balance Myth

The Work-Life Balance Myth

David J. McNeff
Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success
4.5 (462 ratings)

What's The Work-Life Balance Myth about?

The Work-Life Balance Myth (2021) is a guide to managing stress and creating harmony across the key areas in your life using the Seven-Slice Method. Rather than divide your waking hours between work and life, the Seven-Slice Method recontextualizes life into seven key areas and demonstrates how spending time in each of them every day can help you overcome pressure and find peace.

Who should read The Work-Life Balance Myth?

  • Professionals seeking ways to manage stress
  • Parents struggling to juggle family and work life
  • Those who want more harmony in their lives

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Everyday Vitality

Everyday Vitality

Samantha Boardman
How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive
4.5 (394 ratings)

What's Everyday Vitality about?

Everyday Vitality (2021) explores how we can cultivate resilience while juggling the small, nonstop stresses of everyday life. Those who thrive do so because they build vitality, a force of power and flexibility that allows them to handle difficulties. The people who cope best are the ones who find ways to turn their stress into strength through intentionality, purpose, and connection.

Who should read Everyday Vitality?

  • Anyone looking to alleviate stress in their daily lives
  • People interested in improving their quality of life
  • Those who are interested in achieving peace amid busyness

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In the FLO

In the FLO

Alisa Vitti
Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life
4.5 (47 ratings)

What's In the FLO about?

In the FLO (2020) outlines a way for women to eat, live, and work in sync with their monthly cycles. Author Alisa Vitti demonstrates how taking charge of your hormonal health can help you unleash your creativity, manage stress, and even improve your sex life.

Who should read In the FLO?

  • People with periods seeking to optimize their health
  • Females of all ages who feel drained or overwhelmed
  • Women who want to reclaim sovereignty over their bodies, relationships, and careers

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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Qing Li
How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
4.7 (262 ratings)

What's Forest Bathing about?

Forest Bathing (2018) is a guide to the Japanese practice of forest bathing. It explores the beliefs, culture, and traditions behind forest bathing, as well as various studies on its health benefits. It also lays out easy-to-follow steps for practicing forest bathing in any environment.

Who should read Forest Bathing?

  • People interested in nature’s effect on human health
  • Nature lovers
  • Japanese culture enthusiasts

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How to Stay Sane

How to Stay Sane

Philippa Perry
Simple ways to keep a lid on your stress
4.3 (123 ratings)

What's How to Stay Sane about?

In How to Stay Sane (2012), British psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry shows you how to better nurture relationships while using self-observation, “positive” stress and the power of stories to achieve and maintain your mental health.

Who should read How to Stay Sane?

  • Anyone concerned about their mental health
  • People interested in psychology and counseling
  • Anyone looking for ways to cope amid tough times

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The Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness

Pico Iyer
Adventures in Going Nowhere
4.6 (213 ratings)

What's The Art of Stillness about?

The Art of Stillness (2014) reflects on the importance of slowing down and welcoming moments of quiet in a chaotic world. Iyer explores the lives of writers who’ve sought stillness and draws on his own life as a travel writer.

Who should read The Art of Stillness?

  • Anyone feeling burnt out by our fast-paced world
  • People seeking stillness
  • Leonard Cohen fans

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Bliss More

Bliss More

Light Watkins
How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying
4.4 (210 ratings)

What's Bliss More about?

Bliss More (2018) outlines a radical and effortless approach to meditation. Whether you’ve found yourself restless while sitting on your pillow or more mindful of your backache than your oneness with the universe, this book outlines easy steps to help you find your meditative groove. 

Who should read Bliss More?

  • Restless meditators
  • Those looking for a new approach to mindfulness
  • Anyone hoping to bliss out a little more

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The Expectation Effect

The Expectation Effect

David Robson
How Your Mindset Can Change Your World
4.7 (957 ratings)

What's The Expectation Effect about?

The Expectation Effect (2022) explores the connection between our minds, our bodies, and our outcomes. It explores how our expectations can form our realities, and reveals the extent to which self-fulfilling prophecies shape our lives.

Who should read The Expectation Effect?

  • Anyone struggling with a negative mindset
  • Psychology buffs looking for a fresh perspective
  • Health and wellness fans wanting new insights

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Urgent!

Urgent!

Dermot Crowley
Strategies to Control Urgency, Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity
4.3 (215 ratings)

What's Urgent! about?

Urgent! (2021) is your guide to getting the right things done at the right time. In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to fall into the urgency trap – and keeping up with the constant demands often feels impossible. But by learning to consciously replace reactive behaviors with proactive ones, you can reduce stress and do deeper, more effective work.

Who should read Urgent!?

  • Savvy leaders who want to increase team productivity
  • Frazzled workers craving less stress – and less time at the desk
  • Optimizers seeking efficiency hacks for a better work-life balance

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At Your Best

At Your Best

Carey Nieuwhof
How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor
4.5 (493 ratings)

What's At Your Best about?

At Your Best (2021) is a practical guide to moving beyond time management. Drawing on Carey Nieuwhof’s decades of leadership, it shows how to sync your time, energy, and priorities so that you can reach your goals, have more energy for what you love, and begin to thrive both at work and at home.

Who should read At Your Best?

  • Busy people struggling with burnout
  • Leaders looking for a reboot
  • Anyone trying to reach their potential

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The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out

Tanya Dalton
Live More by Doing Less
4.4 (113 ratings)

What's The Joy of Missing Out about?

The Joy of Missing Out (2019) focuses on how we can eliminate stress from our lives and improve our productivity. It contains actionable strategies for simplifying our lives and identifying our priorities.

Who should read The Joy of Missing Out?

  • Those who struggle to manage their time effectively
  • Individuals who have a hard time saying no
  • Women of all ages and all stages of life

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Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller
5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork
4.4 (147 ratings)

What's Win at Work and Succeed at Life about?

Win at Work and Succeed at Life (2021) explores the pitfalls of our long-hours work culture. It outlines how professionals can reclaim their personal lives and achieve a better work-life balance.

Who should read Win at Work and Succeed at Life?

  • Anyone struggling with burnout
  • Stressed-out professionals seeking balance
  • People managers wanting to boost employee engagement

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Undistracted

Undistracted

Bob Goff
Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy.
4.1 (387 ratings)

What's Undistracted about?

Undistracted (2022) is a call to arms against one of the greatest forces stopping you from living your best life: distraction. Life is full of it. The 24/7 news cycle. Your smartphone. Worrying about what your colleagues think and what your neighbors have. Endless to-do lists. All those sources of distraction get in the way of what really matters – a life filled with joy, love, and intention.

Who should read Undistracted?

  • Workaholics looking for new sources of meaning
  • Anyone struggling with stress
  • Non-believers interested in Christianity’s take on mindful living

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The Art of Rest

The Art of Rest

Claudia Hammond
How to Find Respite in the Modern Age
4.3 (181 ratings)

What's The Art of Rest about?

The Art of Rest (2019) is a deep dive into the world of rest. It takes the results of the Rest Test, an online survey of over 18,000 people across 135 countries about rest, and uses those results as a starting point to examine which activities people find most restful, and why two-thirds of respondents felt they didn’t get enough rest. Drawing on scientific research, it investigates the ten most popular ways to rest, and the difficulties and proven benefits behind each restful activity.

Who should read The Art of Rest?

  • Anyone interested in wellness
  • Self-care enthusiasts
  • People who enjoy spending time alone

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Hear Yourself

Hear Yourself

Prem Rawat
How to Find Peace in a Noisy World
4.5 (370 ratings)

What's Hear Yourself about?

Hear Yourself (2021) is a guide to cutting out distractions, silencing your mind, and connecting to your inner peace. Packed with ancient wisdom and compelling anecdotes, it’ll teach you to cultivate calm and serenity within yourself to counter the noise and busyness of the world outside.

Who should read Hear Yourself?

  • Goal-setters who want to follow through on their ambitions
  • People feeling distracted and overwhelmed by the demands of life
  • Anyone trying to navigate periods of stress, trauma, or grief

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The Power of Pressure

The Power of Pressure

Dane Jensen
Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution
4.5 (250 ratings)

What's The Power of Pressure about?

The Power of Pressure (2021) takes a deep dive into the world of pressure in all its forms, and how high performers deal with it. By noticing the patterns of both single, peak pressure moments and pressure over the long haul, it’ll provide you with a practical set of tools to start using pressure to your advantage.

Who should read The Power of Pressure?

  • Workers feeling overwhelmed by the daily grind
  • Productivity hackers looking to boost performance under pressure
  • Anyone who has ever been stressed out

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What to Do When You’re New

What to Do When You’re New

Keith Rollag
How to be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations
4.1 (35 ratings)

What's What to Do When You’re New about?

What to Do When You’re New (2015) is the result of Rollag’s 20 years of research on why people become anxious and stressed in new situations. It provides strategies for changing your outlook on new situations and offers techniques for handling such situations with comfort and confidence.

Who should read What to Do When You’re New?

  • Those who get anxious in unfamiliar situations
  • Employees new on the job
  • Students transferring to a new school

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Sane New World

Sane New World

Ruby Wax
Taming the Mind
4.4 (32 ratings)

What's Sane New World about?

In Sane New World, author Ruby Wax explains how we can better handle the stress of the modern world, pressures our brains just aren’t naturally equipped to handle. She outlines concrete steps you can take to curb anxiety, depression and fear and lead a happier life. With dedication, you will learn how to “rewire” your brain, replacing destructive habits with healthier ones.

Who should read Sane New World?

  • Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or depression
  • Anyone looking to lead a healthier life
  • Anyone interested in achieving inner peace

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Loving Your Business

Loving Your Business

Debbie King
Rethink Your Relationship with Your Company and Make it Work for You
4.2 (66 ratings)

What's Loving Your Business about?

Loving Your Business (2020) is a guide for people who feel overwhelmed by their business. Debbie King offers new strategies for thinking about your business and managing your emotions in order to avoid unnecessary stress and achieve positive outcomes.

Who should read Loving Your Business?

  • Business owners
  • Potential entrepreneurs
  • Anyone tired of getting trapped in negative thinking

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