Although it never reached the mind-numbing ubiquity of “YOLO”, the phrase “live your best life” has also become a common way to encourage and inspire others. But the broad applicability of the words reveals a critical shortcoming: they are vague, formless, offering no real, concrete guidance. So if you want to know what “living your best life” might actually look like to you, check out the three eye-opening reads below.
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Presence: Bring your boldest personality to your biggest challenges
By Amy Cuddy
Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that you don’t have to embark on a grand spiritual quest or perform an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we have to push ourselves, moment by moment, by adjusting our body language, behavior, and mindset in our day-to-day lives. Listen to our professionally read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea app
Emotional agility: unlock yourself, embrace change, and thrive in work and life
By Susan David
Developed by Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is a revolutionary scientific approach that allows us to navigate the twists and turns of life with self-acceptance, insight, and openness. Listen to our professionally read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea app
Thrive: The Third Step to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
By Arianna Huffington
Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna Huffington is showing us the way to a revolution in our culture. , our way of thinking, our workplace and our lives. Listen to our professionally read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea app
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