The long break after the exams comes with a mixed feeling of stress of results and the excitement of entering a new phase.
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 knowledgeable and wise, and let you relax your brain before the new academic year begins.
This book is a must read for anyone who can read. It shows us simple ways in which we can make our lives better by teaching ourselves how to think. It talks about how positive energy attracts positive things into our lives, governs our thinking and actions, and how we can use the power of positive thinking to achieve anything we can imagine.
The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit — not only caters to students but people from all walks of life. This book will make you realise that our habits have a huge impact on our behaviour — both positive and negative. And, we have the flexibility to understand, and hence change them.
7 Habits of Highly effective people
The book focuses on the growth of people — from personal to professional aspects. KPS has based its I-lead programme for primary school on this book. The habits that the author has described seem simple and obvious at first, but then we realise that we haven’t made the most of them in our lives yet.
The Happiness Project
The book 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 lie in everyday things.
The Last Lecture
This book is based on Professor Randy Pausch’s iconic lecture, called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. He challenges his students and readers to think back to their own childhood dreams, and what their biggest hopes and desires for their life were then. He urges us to pursue the life we truly desire, without limiting ourselves to the constraints of society or what one is “supposed to do.”
A blog by Anirudh Khaitan, Vice Chairman of Khaitan Public School