While never reaching the mind-numbing ubiquity of “YOLO,” the phrase “live your best life” has similarly become a common way to encourage and inspire others. But the words’ broad applicability reveals a key shortcoming: they’re vague, formless, offering no real, concrete guidance. So if you want to know what “living your best life” could actually look like for you, check out the three eye-opening reads below.
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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
By Amy Cuddy
Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking 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: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
By Susan David
Developed by Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is a revolutionary, science-based approach that allows us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
Thrive: The Third Metric 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 shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
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