Our choice: 3 books to help make life better

One of the best sellers on cognitive psychotherapy, translated into 22 languages. The authors - clinical psychologists Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky - talk about methods of managing thoughts, combating panic and stress disorders, and how to deal with difficulties in relationships with other people. How are human thoughts related to his behavior and physical reactions? Does positive thinking help you live better? In the book, the authors try to answer complex questions using scientific knowledge and experience in treating patients.

"If we do not have a positive fundamental belief, then our memory turns into a kind of container with a hole at the bottom.

We can fill it liquid (positive experience) and enjoy a short period of time, but it will quickly leak out and nothing will remain in the container. Defining a new fundamental belief, you will create a new container where you can store positive experience. With this installation you can capture and maintain a positive experience for years to come, making you happier. "

Part of the book is tasks with which you can analyze your own behavior, reactions to events, learn to recognize automatic thoughts, develop new mental patterns . The authors from a scientific point of view explain what depression is and why all people are exposed to it from time to time, where anger and anxiety come from and how to deal with them (and whether radical methods should be used).

Mark Williams

Ph.D., co-author of The M73ndful Way Workbook

- This outstanding book is the result of more than forty years of advanced research. It presents clinically proven strategies that let you control your mind and emotions. Without this skill, you can easily nullify the quality of life.

Dr. Greenberger and Dr. Padesky show how thoughts affect our feelings, and also teach how to get rid of a painful condition using the skills from the book.

The book is useful in the fall and winter, when many are faced with

seasonal depression

. This is a kind of workbook with instructions, thanks to which you can better know yourself and live more consciously.

Design thinking is a way to solve problems using a creative approach. Initially, the method of design thinking was used by IT specialists to search for non-standard solutions. The main goal of design thinking is to go beyond the existing stereotypes and familiar ways of solving a problem.

"Love, change, drop" - with this illustration begins the book by Michael Levrik, Patrick Link and Larry Leifer on design thinking. This guide is used not only in the creation of technological products, which is discussed in the book, but also in the relationship between people.

If you like everything - love, if something does not suit you - change it. Nothing can be done - throw aside and move on.

The book consists of three sections: "Fundamentals of Design Thinking", "Transformation of the Company" and "Design of the Future". The first part helps to understand what design thinking is, how it can simplify work and life. The second part will be useful to those who want to change the business processes in the company.

In the third, the authors offer practical recommendations, schemes, and step-by-step instructions: how to scale solutions, create a project ecosystem, correctly exchange ideas and design trust.

"Tasks can be divided into three types: simple (clearly defined), poorly defined and complex. In the first case there are there’s only one right decision, which can be reached in different ways. But in practice, you have to deal mainly with vague tasks. There are several correct solutions for them.

Experience shows that their perception can be improved by visualization, after which they are easily processed. it’s enough to narrow the creative scope, although there are times when, on the contrary, t "By pushing this framework apart, we are discovering new market opportunities."

The book is in landscape format, contains many illustrations and visual images. "Design thinking" will be especially interesting for entrepreneurs , IT workers and analysts, as well as anyone who wants to develop in these areas.

Almost every person has beliefs that hinder his growth and development.

In the book "Floors" psychologist Alex Novak offers the reader to "rebuild" himself, looking at his life from new points of view. The "Floors" tells about a man who was in an unfamiliar city, does not remember anything and suddenly discovers a mysterious bright building eight stories high. The hero gets inside, begins to rise on the elevator. In parallel with his rise, the author explains why authenticity is so important in the modern world, the skill of “being like everyone else” is so bad, why it is dangerous to try to please everyone at once, why it is sometimes worth pushing your ego to the background.

"As soon as a person gains courage and admits that problems are real and need to be addressed, from that moment his growth begins.

Very long this growth will not be noticeable to anyone except himself, but the fact that the problem is recognized indicates that the person has ceased to be the same as before and, in a good sense, is slightly higher than the rest . I do not mean arrogance, pride and other known sins: now we are talking only about responsibility, because without it authenticity is impossible. "

"When you take on someone else's work, you add yourself stress. In general, stress is not bad. I already wrote that it can be used for development, directing experiences towards finding a way out of these situations.

Stress is discomfort, that is, something that you want to get rid of. Many people get rid of an antidepressant or alcohol, because both of them dull the feeling of constant self-doubt. However, you can use stress to understand exactly how you need to pump, what to improve in yourself if you want to move forward. The feeling of discomfort will not disappear, but it will no longer attract attention. You will rise above him.

This is the notorious new level that everyone is talking about. "

The book prompts new thoughts and helps you think about your life. As in any book, everyone will find here valuable ideas for a specific case.

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