Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1990) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores the methods and science behind optimal experiences. These experiences manifest as times when completing a task feels easy, enjoyable, and fulfilling, even though the task was challenging.
Feeling Good by Dr. David D. Burns is a self-help guide to using cognitive therapy (CT) as an effective, scientifically proven tool for combating depression of all degrees, especially when used in combination with therapy and possibly medication
F*ck Feelings by Michael Bennett, MD, and Sarah Bennett is a self-help book with a pragmatic outlook on the types of change that individuals can expect in their lives given a specific set of circumstances.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals.
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual (2017) by Jocko Willink is a collection of tips and strategies for living a disciplined life. Whether one’s long-term goals relate to diet, exercise, or work, self-imposed discipline is a tried and true methodology for reaching an objective.
In Develop Jedi Self-Confidence: Unleash the Force within You (2011), self-help guru Stephen Richards aims to train his readers to build self-confidence in the style of a Star Wars Jedi.
Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People (2017) by Vanessa Van Edwards is a collection of tips and tricks, or hacks, aimed at creating more meaningful and productive social interactions. Interpersonal skills are acquired, not innate.
Deep Work describes a method of engaging with one’s professional efforts in a full and immersive manner to produce better results. This type of focused effort does not require longer hours. Instead, a seasoned practitioner can accomplish more in a shorter time frame.
Overview Astrophysics for Folks in a Hurry (2017) by Neil deGrasse Tyson is a set of essays masking a wide range of matters in astrophysics. Physicists theorize that the universe originated…
Overview An Astronaut’s Information to Life on Earth: What Going to House Taught Me About Ingenuity, Dedication, and Being Ready for Something (2013) by Chris Hadfield tells the Canadian astronaut’s life…