As a nurse working in the fast-paced healthcare industry, you’re bound to feel stressed out and overwhelmed at times. For the sake of your sanity, it’s important you regain your mental health and capacity to maintain a positive work-life balance and learn ways to cope with difficult times. One of the ways you can build your mental strength is by reading books that provide valuable self-care advice you can apply to your life. Check out these four books to help you get your mental health back on track so you can perform your best.
Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
Often, stress from work comes from conflicts and tension with others, especially co-workers. This book will help you learn about the role emotional intelligence plays in our day-to-day lives and the importance of nurturing your emotional intelligence IQ for success in the workplace. This book is easy to understand and will help you harness the power of your emotions in all of your relationships.
The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck
If you’re looking for a spiritual read, The Road Less Traveled will help you explore your closest relationships and learn how to achieve the fullest amount of serenity in your life’s journey. This book does a great job helping readers understand their personal spiritual path and how to use spirituality to discover one’s true self.
The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer
When you’re constantly thinking ahead and never living in the moment, your mental health can really take a hit. This book breaks down the barriers in life that often prevent us from living in the present, helping readers to achieve a true sense of self and well-being. Most importantly, this book teaches the importance of being open with our lives and fully experiencing the negative emotions that may hold us back from living out our fullest potential.
The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
If your marriage is a significant source of stress in your life, this book is for you. This book helps you better connect with your spouse by discovering five “love languages” in which you’ll learn practical steps to improving your spousal relationship. Whether you need a complete reboot with your partner or simply need to rejuvenate your relationship, this book will give you the tools to transform your marriage.
With summer around the corner, there’s no better time to pick up a good book and improve your mental health. Not only will you gain control over your health, you’ll also find reading can be a great outlet for stress relief!
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