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13 Books to help when you’re completely burned out

Dori Sonntag

6. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute

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Often, burnout is caused by conflict, leaving us tired and drained. Whether the conflict is at home, work or around the world, this book provides a provocative and challenging viewpoint on our roles and responsibilities related to the cyclical patterns that exist in today’s world. After reading this book, I felt greater awareness and control over how to find peace in my heart in the midst of conflict. Consider this gift of peace this holiday. (Amazon, $12)

7. Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

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Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher? Grant explores three categories of human behaviors and tendencies that drive our motivations, impacting our relationships at work and at home. When it feels like there is nothing more to give, try this book to rekindle your spirit of generosity. (Amazon, $10)

8. I Will Not Die and Unlived Life: Reclaiming Passion and Purpose by Dawna Markova

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What do you have to believe about death to fully celebrate life? This is one of but many questions posed in this book, which encourages journaling as you read and reflect. This gift provides a journey through beautiful language, which transcends the mind and speaks to one’s heart and soul. (Amazon, $12)

9. Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr

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The biggest takeaway from this book is a lesson on how to deal with that nasty inner critic that keeps getting in your way. Often, it comes as a voice in our heads that keeps saying we need to work harder, push more and not settle for anything less. This book is for the woman who might benefit from learning how to leverage that inner voice for power and purpose. (Amazon, $12)

10. The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want By Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo

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This is the perfect gift for someone who feels so burned out, she has no time for reading. In his book, Nepo provides an opportunity for the unsettled soul who longs for peace and the ability to be present through short, daily readings and exercises. This book may be the first step towards building more time for reflection. (Amazon, $12)

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