I read this book when was in one of my most anxious states since moving to the new house. It was difficult to focus on anything when I felt like there were a lot of “urgent tasks” and “priorities” I needed to attend to. I worried about the future and had several regrets about my actions in the past. After reading this book, I focused more on the task at hand. It was not an easy feat, and I struggle with it every day but being aware when I’m derailing helped a lot in my thought process when I’m working.
This is my favorite self-help read so far, and I think I’ll need to refer more to this book if I want to embody the lessons I’ve learned here — and there are a lot.
There are a lot of things that we can’t control in life; letting go of them is one thing, but using that free space you created in your mind to improve the quality of work that you can control on another level. I think this can be my single handbook to relieving anxiety, having a healthy mindset over productivity, and living my life as best as I can.