Every now and then, we could all use some help with productivity. Perhaps we have difficulty with procrastination, prioritizing tasks, creating to-do lists, or just knowing where to start in general. I’ve created a small list of 4 star rated books that will help you gain the proper tools to maximize your time and efficiency.
The tips shared in these books will help you build better habits towards achieving your personal and professional goals, such as organizing your home, spending less time on our devices, and creating systems that work. Each book includes a link to their Goodreads page so you can easily add them to your TBR list, and link to purchase on Amazon.
The Best 4 Star Productivity Books to Read in 2023
From the publisher: Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior.
From the publisher: If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.
From the publisher: Are you also tired of putting off your dreams until “tomorrow?” I’ve procrastinated and put off my desire to write a book for a decade. I always came up with excuses like, “it’s not the right time.” Or, “I need to do more research.” But in 2015 I got tired of this endless procrastination, and finally took action. Six months later, my first book was published. Time is limited, that’s why we must do the things we want: Today.
From the publisher: In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
From the publisher: Digital minimalists are calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how they are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude.
From the publisher: Traditional organizing advice never worked for decluttering expert and self-proclaimed recovering slob Dana K. White. Is it possible, she wondered, to get organized without color coding my sock drawer? As Dana let go of the need for perfection, she discovered the joy of having an organized house in the midst of everyday life. You can too!
From the publisher: Why do we hold onto belongings that no longer serve us? How do we change our perspective regarding our things? How do we go about actually downsizing our clutter? Told through individual client stories, Stop Buying Bins reveals the personality traits that create resistance to letting go, flips the switch on assigning value to objects, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to decide what goes and what to do with it.
I enjoy reading about productivity because there are always useful tips that help to shift your perspective on how you tackle things. Hearing about other’s experiences and how they’ve reach their goals is inspiring and it motivates you to create better habits. Have you read any books from this list? Are there any that you’d like to add? If so, please share your recommendations in the comments. For more book related posts, visit my tag here.
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