3 Books That Should Be on Your #Careerlion Wish List II
Liona and I went on a bookstore hunt during our last-minute shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur, after which I wrote the first blog in the series of 3 books that should be on your #careerlion wish list. After another last-minute bookstore hunt in Honolulu (Hawaii), I am yet again writing about the books that I wish to acquire. Where I was yet again not able to buy them yet as other shopping got in the way of my weight limit and physical capabilities to move around. Therefore, the camera roll on my iPhone is yet again filled with book covers of those who made it on to my wish list. Bart and I went to a store called Barnes & Noble, which had a very extensive book collection. Here, books were not just all considered as non-fiction in one pile. Consider psychology, business, personal development, science (including neurobiology books) etc. Getting to a top three is going to be difficult, so there will be at least another blog on the other books that should be on our wish lists.
How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker is a national bestseller obviously about the works of the mind, published in 1997. I was not yet familiar with this book and suspect that it will be as interesting as one of my favorite books We Are Our Brain by Dick Swaab, which I read in Dutch though. Pinker is one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists. Prior to this book, he also wrote the book The Language Instinct. In How the Mind Works, he unravels all the aspects of mental life. Uncovering the mystery, explaining that our minds are systems of organs of computation designed by natural selection. He thus explains what our minds are and how they evolved. However, he also elaborates on how the mind allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact and many other mysteries of life. Additionally, he reveals question many of us will have raised in the course of our lives; why we laugh, memories fade, or people believe in ghosts.
Stress the Psychology of Managing Pressure
The book, Stress the Psychology of Managing Pressure, is part of another gem series by publisher DK. They have also published the series that include The Psychology Book and The Business Book, both of which I have a copy of. The book was only published this year. It is written by consultants Diane McIntosh and Jonathan Horowitz. It is a very hands-on book with tips and tricks to handle stress in every area of life. It considers aspects such as the workplace as well as relationships. The book aims at providing you with the tools to become happier, healthier, and more productive. It is also great for those who are more visual with the fun infographics included. Those who prefer a more interactive approach will also like the book as questionnaires are included as well. A grasp of hot #careerlion topics the book aims at addressing are work-life balance, handling anxiety attacks, and relaxation techniques.
Brain Hacks 200+ Ways to Boost Your Brain Power
Brain Hacks by Adams Media seems to be a quick and fun read filled with actionable tips and tricks to improve both your mental performance and brain health. The topics covered in the book are very #careerlion proof. They include nutrition and brain superfoods, but also supplements. This book also elaborates on stress management techniques, which in today’s world (at least the my “world”) is very much part of everyday life. For all those days that we have the blues, Media also covers natural mood-enhancing activities. My favorite, last but not least, stimulating and challenging brain exercises too are part of the 200+ brain hacks.
Are you ready to order? I sure am, but I still have some other books I have to read before I will allow myself. I should be stricter with myself and impulses to buy stuff!