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The art of rest : how to find respite in the modern age / Hammond, Claudia

Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we're busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and this book can help us to work out how. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on - 'The Rest Test' - the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, which was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. And, as the survey revealed, how much rest you get is directly linked to your sense of well-being. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life


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The hidden habits of genius : beyond talent, IQ, and grit--unlocking the secrets of greatness / Wright, Craig M.

The creator of Yale University's popular "Genius Course" examines how fourteen key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history's most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.

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The highly sensitive person : how to thrive when the world overwhelms you / Aaron, Elaine.

Self-actualization (Psychology)
Sensitivity (Personality trait)
Stress management
Stress (Psychology)

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The mountain is you : transforming self-sabotoge into self-mastery / Wiest, Brianna.

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good.Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb.In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.

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Transcend : the new science of self-actualization / Kaufman, Scott Barry

"A bold reimagining of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs--and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life. When psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman first discovered Maslow's unfinished theory of transcendence, sprinkled throughout a cache of unpublished journals, lectures, and essays, he felt a deep resonance with his own work and life. In this groundbreaking book, Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, unraveling the mysteries of his unfinished theory, and integrating these ideas with the latest research on attachment, connection, creativity, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived. Kaufman's new hierarchy of needs provides a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment--not by striving for money, success, or "happiness," but by becoming the best version of ourselves, or what Maslow called self-actualization. While self-actualization is often thought of as a purely individual pursuit, Maslow believed that the full realization of potential requires a merging between self and the world. We don't have to choose either self-development or self-sacrifice, but at the highest level of human potential we show a deep integration of both. Transcend reveals this level of human potential that connects us not only to our highest creative potential, but also to one another. With never-before-published insights and new research findings, along with exercises and opportunities to gain insight into your own unique personality, this empowering book is a manual for self-analysis and nurturing a deeper connection not only with our highest potential but also with the rest of humanity."

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Wise as fu*k / Bishop, Gary John
Wise as fuck
Gary John Bishop provides insight to inspire listeners on the four areas most needed: love, loss, fear, and success. He offers a fresh perspective on how to approach a variety of life's problems.

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You've goat this : wisdom to get you through the good, the baaad, and everything in between / Goats Gone Grazing Acres (Fredonia, Kentucky)
You've got this
"Fearless, fleet-footed, and full of curiosity, good-natured goats have it all. In this motivating guide to self-improvement, the stars of the popular Instagram Goats Gone Grazing teach us to take life by the horns. Some days, it's a struggle just to get out of bed-let alone eat our greens, climb the career ladder, and make our family and friends smile. Some days, in this fast-paced world, we find ourselves wondering how to keep it together. And advice? It's like we've herd it all before. Whether they are hopping up the peaks of mountains, through the treetops, or onto the backs of cows, goats are natural masters of balance, famed for their brains, brawn, and bawdy good humor. With their philosopher's beards, stately horns, and outgoing charm, these versatile animals know that working hard is just as important as cuddling up. They may be scruffy, wily, and mischievous, but when it comes to making the most of their days, these goats aren't kidding around. This powerful guide features two hundred personality-packed photos of the adult and baby goat stars of Goats Gone Grazing on their Kentucky farm and gives affirming advice to shepherd you the through good, the baaaad, and the graze-y. Sections cover health, romance, family, work, and finding yourself. It's time to stop being riddled by your human insecurities. Here, at last, is the advice you need to goat for it!"--Provided by publisher.