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The Sweet Spot - How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Christine Carter, Ph.D.

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 Complete with practical "easiest thing" tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter's own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book will inoculate you against "The Overwhelm," letting you in on the possibilities for joy and

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 Complete with practical "easiest thing" tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter's own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book will inoculate you against "The Overwhelm," letting you in on the possibilities for joy and
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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 Complete with practical "easiest thing" tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter's own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book will inoculate you against "The Overwhelm," letting you in on the possibilities for joy and

Language:

English

Length:

9h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:33