“I have no time to read” is the lie I had been telling myself for too long. When, let’s be honest, the real reason is that the perspective of reading a book before sleep became a lot less attractive since the invention of Netflix. Why read a book when I can dive into the whole season of Uncoupled? or dream about my next home via Selling Sunset? Well, I have been seriously asking myself this question and here’s my answer.
Reading a book can literally make my life better!
Reading is said to reduce stress, help sleep, and increase our brain connectivity which is great for strengthening our brain functions and prevents cognitive decline (thanks, Healthline!). So, even if I am not ready to completely leave the iPad outside the bedroom yet… there are days when I truly appreciate the calm and peacefulness of a no-screen evening and flick through a few pages (or chapters) of my favorite books.
So, what favorite books, you ask?
Here is our selection of our latest favorite books to read or listen to, on repeat.
#2 “Noise”, Daniel Kahneman
Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions.
#3 “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck”
Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
#4 “Loving what is”, Byron Katie
Determined to give people a way to discover for themselves what she had experienced, Katie has developed a simple method of self-enquiry that she calls The Work, four simple questions that allow you to see the problems that are troubling you in a whole new light.
5 “Confidence feels like shit”, Erika Cramer
Erika Cramer, The Queen of Confidence, invites YOU and women everywhere to stop accepting less, while also being prepared to put in the work – because creating confidence is not comfortable.
Reading actual books isn’t your thing? Well, thank you Audible!
A recent life changing “hack” of mine, is to listen to audio books while going for my daily walk! Some run to some upbeat tunes, I walk and listen to books. There’s something for everyone 🙂