Kahneman, the author of this book tells you how thinking is divided into two systems: a fast, intuitive system and a slow, rational system. There are quite a few dimensions of human thinking and he explains how this influences the two thinking systems. The book mentions quite a few researches that sometimes came to shocking conclusions. A must-read if you want to learn more about your own mind and thinking.
If you haven’t read these life-changing books, bookmark this article. Trust us. These books will give you amazing tools for everyday life.
01 Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
02 Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker
If you’re someone who experiences sleeping problems from time to time. This might be an interesting read. It is basically a summary of scientific research on sleep, proving insight on how sleep affects cognitive and physical performance and what you can do to improve your own sleep. It really gives some amazing awareness of something we all do: sleep!
03 The Alchemist
By Paolo Coelho
The popular and well-loved book The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho should definitely be on your must-read list, and if you have already read it, read it again!
It teaches many things through the story of a boy named Santiago, one being: ‘the fear of failure, rejection and the unknown are our greatest obstacles in life.’
The book shows how opportunities arise if we take the unknown route. How if one door closes, another one opens. It's about trusting the journey and that everything happens for a reason.
04 The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
By Charlie Mackesy
"Don't measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated," said the horse.” “One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” “We often wait for kindness...but being kind to yourself can start now.” “The greatest illusion," said the mole, "is that life should be perfect.”
This snippet was taken from the book itself and it drastically shows how nourishing and calming this book can be for the mind. It is a book that contains powerful life lessons in combination with extraordinary drawings that almost make you feel like you just opened up a secret treasure box filled with authenticity and love. I personally received this book as a gift after a difficult time in my life and reading it from time to time really felt like a band-Aid of love.
The power of the book is that it is suitable for both adults and children.
05 Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, Reviews
By James Clear
A book that is filled with practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones and master tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Breaking or changing habits is not you as a person, but has more to do with how your system works. James Clear gives you numerous tools to help you change your bad habits into good ones.
If you’re looking for a habit change - this is the book for you!