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6 Books You Need to Be A Healthier Worker in the 2020s

By Linda M

Updated February 22, 2021 Updated February 22, 2021

Let’s be honest: work is a big part of our lives, now more than ever. If you’re in the corporate world, you’re likely stuck in a 9-5 work schedule where weekends are way too short to properly rest and reset your brain.

And if you already struggled to maintain healthy habits in the 2010s, I have bad news for you: experts predict the 2020s will make it even more difficult for us to disconnect from day-to-day work and our online presence. It’s a bit terrifying, right?

But don’t worry – not all hope is lost. Amid fad diets and spiritual retreats, there are other, more practical ways to develop healthier habits in the 2020s. These books will help you find what works for you.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg

This is the perfect book if you have no idea where to start.

Through scientific research and anecdotes, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg explains how and why healthy habits work and the best way for you to acquire them.

Whether your resolution is exercising more, eating healthier or procrastinating less, The Power of Habit will motivate you to transform parts of – if not all of – your life.

Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job, by Maren and James Showkeir

Yes – yoga can be intimidating (especially if you’re not particularly flexible), but did you know it can make you happier and healthier at work?

Packed with real-life experiences of people from different industries, Yoga Wisdom at Work will show you how to apply yogic concepts and practices to your working routine. Who knows, by the end of it you might want to become a yogi too!

Playful Mindfulness: a joyful journey to everyday confidence, calm, and connection, by Ted DesMaisons

Mindfulness – a word that surged in popularity in the 2010s.

From celebrities to your next-door neighbour, it seems that everyone is trying to be a bit more mindful, but what does it really mean? If you’re interested in trying it out but don’t know where to start, this is the ideal book for you.

Bringing together theories on mindfulness and improv techniques, Playful Mindfulness will help you find greater confidence, calm and connection in and outside of work.

Easy Coping Strategies for Stress: Discover Ways and Mechanisms To Reduce Stress for the Anxious Mind, by Nicholas Weber

We’re living in stressful times, there’s no use denying it.

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by the news or work just gets too much sometimes, you might accept stress as part of your daily routine – but Easy Coping Strategies for Stress explains why you shouldn’t. Full of coping strategies to help you tackle stressful situations, this book is guaranteed to get you started on the right path towards a less stressful life.

Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life: Everyday Ways to Live and Eat for Health, Healing, and Happiness, by Kimberly Synder C.N.

Social media can make healthy eating look overly glamorous. Between green superfood powders and questionable detox teas, knowing what to eat has never been more difficult. This is why certified nutritionist Kimberly Synder’s newest cookbook full of easy, nutritious recipes is perfect if you’re busy and on the go. Her motto? Embrace life’s ups and downs and embrace that nobody’s perfect. Oh, and eat more vegetables.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness, by Gretchen Rubin

If you’ve watched Netflix’s hit-series‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’, you’ll know that there’s no better, more satisfying feeling than decluttering.

If you’re not sure where to start, Outer Order, Inner Calm can help you find the approach that best works for you. With realistic decluttering tips for busy people, changing habits and creating a serene environment – whether at home or in the office – has never been easier.



This article was originally published in January 2020 . It was last updated in February 2021

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 


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