Here are the five books you can read in the long break after exams


  • The long break after the board exams comes with a mixed feeling of stress of results, its after-effects, and the excitement of entering a new phase.
  • Business Insider collates interesting books to read. This week we bring books that will let you relax your brain before you enter university studies.
  • Here are a few of those books that will make you knowledgeable and wise.
Learning from other’s experiences can come to the aid of teenagers, who are just about to enter a new phase — college. The long break after the board exams comes with a mixed feeling of stress of results, its after effects, and the excitement to enter the new phase.

Business Insider collates interesting books to read, giving an outlook on career and professional growth, setbacks and opportunities. This week, we bring books that will let you relax your brain before you enter university studies.

Studies show that reading a book for merely six minutes can reduce stress by over half as it releases tension in the muscles

Here are a few books that will make you more knowledgeable.

Small Move, Big Change

Caroline Arnold, with her book Small Move, Big Change, talks about how the resolutions and promises we make to ourselves are eventually forgotten — maybe because they are too big in the first place, or too indefinite.

As an alternate, the author suggests incorporating ‘microsolutions’ — or small behavioural changes in daily routines for a long term change.

The Power of Habit

The book by Charles Duhigg — The Power of Habit — not only caters to students but people from all walks of life. This book will make you realise that habits have a huge impact on our behaviour — both positive and negative. And, we have the flexibility to understand, and hence change them. Studies show, it takes at least 21 days to form a habit.

How to win at college


Cal Newport's How to Win at College is a great read for college success — that goes beyond grades. The book jots down 75 tips for a remarkable foundation and not just idle words, to make the most of college years.

And, it also suggests dropping classes every semester!

7 Habits of Highly effective people

The book focuses on the growth of people — from personal to professional aspects. It has been a part of several corporate meetings and forums. The book talks about integrity, service and dignity.

The habit that the author has described seems simple and obvious at first, but will also make you realise how you skip them. For instance, the fifth habit — seek first to understand, then to be understood.

What I wish I knew when I was 20

In What I wish I knew when I was 20, the author talks about how you can capitalise on your potential when you transition to a new phase of your life. The book by Teena Seelig, who is the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Programme, tells the personal account of people going beyond expectations.

The Happiness Project

This bestselling book by Gretchen Rubin is a simple outline of the author’s year that she spent trying to be a happier person. She implemented science strategies to tackle her relationships and career. The biggest takeaway from the book is that fulfilment and contentment often lies in everyday things.

It is all about learning what makes you — ‘you.’
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