Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski has been on my list for a while. Book Riot listed it as one of their Books of the Year, and a few different colleagues, podcasts, and blogs have recommended it. I was excited to hear it recommended as a counterpoint some of the more extreme productivity books. I appreciate how it gives advice that is grounded in research, and approaches the reader where they are with non-judgmental methods. The book itself is composed of three parts:
I love making lists: lists of things I like, lists of things I don’t, lists of things I need to do, lists of things I never want to agree to again. Part of this is because I am forgetful and easily distracted. It helps to offload the important things into a place I can reference, and the act of writing them reiterates that I want to remember these things.