The five books you’ll want to read if you’re stressed at work


Workplace stress can take a toll on the mental health of employees. Globally, almost half of the working population ‘burn out’ across industries like banking and healthcare. Employers too spend nearly $300 billion every year on workplace-related stress.

Every week, Business Insider collates interesting books to read which provide an outlook on career and professional growth. This week we bring interesting books that help manage workplace stress.

Here a few such books.

Managing Stress In The Workplace: How To Get Rid Of Stress At Work And Live A Longer Life by Joe Martin

The book talks about the reasons why workplace stress affects the human mind and how to deal with it. It focuses on methods that help build passion for work by overcoming hurdles and roadblocks.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The author introspects on “What do I want from life, anyway?” and figures that she wants to be happy. She realises that "Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter”. She then decides on a ‘happiness project’ — which helps find inner peace.

The Secret Life of Organisations by Shalini Lal & Pradnya Parasher

The book shows the unknown side of a career. “Doing well in your workplace is as much about knowing how your organization functions as it is about understanding your job and yourself,” it says.

Lal and Parasher are two HR experts who tell us how to transition from a student to a working professional, understand work cultures and other challenges.

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman shows the correlation between human intelligence and emotions. The book talks about how emotions play a crucial role in influencing thought process, decision making and success in life.

It explains the process and potential reasons behind impulsive reactions, anger, and anxiety. It also speaks about qualities that help a person to excel at workplace — both rationally and emotionally.

The Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington

Amid the always-on work culture, The Sleep Revolution talks about the consequences of sleep deprivation on job performance, health, and happiness. It reveals the importance of sleep in every aspect of life.

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