After a full on week, towards the end of what may have felt like a long year, the weekends provide an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate. There are many ways you can do that – great food, a massage or sauna or walk in the park on or on the beach.
Or you can read. I read over 200 articles and at least 8 books a month. These are five that either inspired, energized or nourished my mind in some way. The ones that made pause and think.
Article – 20 Rules of Life A Japanese Samurai Wrote Almost 400 Years Ago That Will Change You
I really loved this post as the rules are timeless and set standards that we should all aspire to. It made me realise how far I have to go.
Book – ‘Discipline Equals Freedom – A Field Manual’ By Jocko Willink.
This time a book written by a modern day warrior; a former Navy Seal Commander.
This is a very quick read, but every page packs a punch. It would be impossible not to make progress if you lived by only a handful of these principles. The perfect read if you’re struggling and / or have big ambitions.
Article – ‘How to Remember What You Read‘
This is an extremely useful resource that provides insights and practical advice, the usefulness of which goes way beyond remembering what you read.
Article – ‘This is the World’s Most Relaxing Song‘
This is a bold claim. The track is available for free on the internet, and having played it a number of times, I can say it definitely worked for me. Don’t listen to it while you drive.
Book- ‘Principles: Life and Work ‘ By Ray Dalio
Dalio is the founder of one of the largest hedge funds in the world.
The New York Times described the book as
“Significant…The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” and Bill Gates said
“Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in Principles.”
I am still listening to the book and have a feeling I will be listening to it more than once.
Have a great weekend