Back to school books
for grown-ups

31 August 2016

By The Window Seat

We all know that you don’t stop learning when you leave school. Adult life is full of challenges that nobody ever prepared us for. 
 
With this in mind, we’re treating this September as a new start. These books are full of good ideas to help you lead a better, happier and healthier life, whether you could use some advice on love, money, family or work. It might help to buy a new pencil case too. 

To help you to stop worrying about money….
 
How to Worry Less About Money
John Armstrong
 
Full of surprising and helpful insights, this book will encourage you to redefine your feelings about money, and help you to discover what is really important to you in life.
 
 
To help you to manage stress…
 
This Is Happening
Redesigning mindfulness for our very modern lives
Rohan Gunatillake
 
Filled with over sixty practical exercises, Rohan Gunatillake, creator of the best-selling buddhify app, gives you the ideas, principles and techniques to bring awareness, composure and kindness to wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
 


To help you to find a job you love…
 
How to Find Fulfilling Work
Roman Krznaric
 
Roman Krznaric sets out a practical and innovative guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming the fear of change, and finding a career that's perfect for you. 
 


To help you to feel more confident…
 
Edie Lush and Charlotte McDougall
 
A practical guide for beating nerves and building the foundation for real self-awareness and confidence - wherever you are and whoever you are talking to.
 
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To help you to stay positive...

How To Have A Good Day
Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life
Caroline Webb
 
We all face things we can’t change – a heavy workload, cranky colleagues, the steady stream of emails. But what if we could make every day feel more like our best days, where everything seems to go our way? That’s where How To Have a Good Day comes in.
 
 
To inspire you to get active...

Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives
Anna Kessel

Why is sport consistently defined as male territory? Why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport? In this part manifesto, part how-to, Anna Kessel issues an inspiring call to arms for women to take back sport for themselves.



To help you to find true love…

 
How to Choose a Partner
Susan Quilliam
 
Choosing a romantic partner is one of life's biggest adventures but finding your soul mate has never felt so challenging. Drawing upon rich cultural material, psychology and her background in relationship therapy, Susan Quilliam guides us through the process of finding the right partner for you

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To help you to think like a winner...

The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset
Damian Hughes


Professor Damian Hughes draws on both his experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life.



To help you to make the world a better place...

How to Change the World
John-Paul Flintoff
 
Combining insights from history, politics and modern culture, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in.
 
 
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