Inspirational and self-help literature has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their emotional and psychological well-being. It can be particularly beneficial for those working in a healthcare setting.
In general, healthcare professionals are more prone to stress and professional burnout; however, self-help books can provide a powerful tool for healing and growth professionally and personally.
In light of this, the compliance and safety experts at Radar Healthcare have compiled a list of some of the most inspirational books that medical professionals can turn to for guidance, strategies, and inspiration to excel in their personal and work lives.
“The Burnout Solution: 12 Weeks to a Calmer You” – Siobhán Murray
Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from long-term stress, such as working a stressful job.
“The Burnout Solution” by Siobhán Murray offers a step-by-step guide that helps readers work through feelings of stress and anxiety towards renewed clarity of mind and an ability to prioritise the important things in life to help regain power, passion, and a sense of purpose.
“Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?” – Dr Julie Smith
“Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?” is written by clinical psychologist and online sensation Dr Julie Smith and tackles life’s ups and downs that affect us all.
From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism, or battling low mood to building self-confidence, finding motivation, or learning to forgive yourself – this book provides expert advice and powerful coping techniques that will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way.
“Thinking, Fast and Slow” – Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman takes readers on a groundbreaking tour of the mind in “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, offering a whole new look at how our minds work and make decisions.
The book shows two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking, and gives practical techniques that enable us all to improve our decision-making.
“The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery” – Brianna Wiest
In “The Mountain Is You, ” Brianna Wiest uses the mountain to explain how people’s imperfections, experiences, insecurities, and hardships build up over time and form personal challenges that must be overcome to grow.
This book is about self-sabotage and teaches readers why we do it when we do it, how to stop doing it, and that nothing is holding you back more in life than yourself.
“The Power Of Positive Thinking” – Norman Vincent Peale
Dr Peale is an author best known for popularising the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking” (1952).
The book teaches readers that the roots of success lie in the mind and provides techniques to believe in yourself, break the habit of worrying, and take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts and changing your attitudes.
“Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled” – Grace Beverley
“Working Hard, Hardly Working” by Grace Beverley will make you reflect on what you want from your life and work and help you chart your path.
Full of practical advice for helping you focus, Beverley offers a fresh take on navigating modern life, from feeling like we should be grinding 24/7 to being told to ‘just relax’ and take care of ourselves.
“Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway” – Susan Jeffers
This book by Susan Jeffers helps you to understand fear and provides practical techniques and solutions to conquer your fear and live life to the fullest.
“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” is dynamic and inspirational, teaching readers to stop negative thinking patterns and re-educate their minds to think more positively.
“The Power of Habit” – Charles Duhigg
“The Power of Habit” is a digestible and informed examination of why habits exist, how they work, and how you can change them.
Award-winning journalist Charles Duhigg provides readers with the foundational understanding required to create new habits that will drive success and break old habits limiting their lives.