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Publisher's Summary

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you've glimpsed but can't seem to hold on to - the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques - prioritizing, multitasking, delegating, even napping - but none really worked. Determined to create a less stressful life for herself - without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home - she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy - or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent.
Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive. From instituting daily micro-habits that save time to bigger picture shifts that convert stress into productive and creative energy, The Sweet Spot shows us how to:


say "no" strategically and when to say "yes" with abandon
make decisions about routine things once to free our minds to focus on higher priorities
stop multitasking and gain efficiency
"take recess" in sync with the brain's need for rest
use technology in ways that bolster, instead of sap, energy
increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions

©2015 Christine Carter (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A gift, like a good friend drawing a personal road map out of the crazy busy swirl of our overloaded lives." (Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed)
"This book did something I thought was impossible: It seemed to give me more time." (Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Way in a Wild New World)
"A page-turning thriller full of proven ways to have the life you want." (Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness)
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By Tim on 02-12-15

If you only buy one self-help book, this is it!

The author uses her own life's experiences and research while boiling down much of what is explained in other books by Carol Dweck, Csikszentmihalyi, and Viktor Frankl, into an easy to follow way of changing your outlook and improving you life. Great book!

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By Amazon Customer on 11-24-17

Really really nice and inspiring!

I completely loved the book and the way it was narrated! I felt inspired by all the ideas and I found really useful all the small tips and tricks to use to apply them. I recommended it to all my friends and after I finished listening to it I felt like I have to find another nice book to make me smile before bedtime or early in the morning when I am struggling to get up. Definitely worth my time!

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By Anonymous User on 10-15-17

A good intro guide.

A good guide to different subjects, but covers too many subjects without going in deep with anyone.

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By Runa on 05-11-17

uplifted

great book to renew your vigour..loved this....
It's a great listen and will help u to get back to basics

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By Rebecca on 10-26-15

Highly recommend

Found this book very inspiring and useful. It has a lot of useful content for all different areas in your life. Lots to think about and try.

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By Meagan on 05-29-15

Fantastic read!!

I found this book wonderful. It was well read, practical and made me smile, laugh and cry! I have just finished listening to it and want to start at the beginning again.........You won't be disappointed with this one :)

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