5 Books to Read About Wellbeing @ Work

Many of us at PPS International Limited love data: we pour over facts, figures and research so that we are up-to-date on trends and knowledge, regardless of topic. Our Wellbeing @ Work and Resiliency programs prompted a flurry of data collection. We have been reading a range of wellbeing resources that help us have a better understanding of what happens to our resiliency when we don’t pay attention to the three common wellness pillars (stress, exercise and sleep) and what we can do to support the related pillars of wellbeing (stimulation, activity and recovery).

Here are five wellbeing resources we found beneficial:

  1. Want to know the minimum amount of activity needed to build wellness? This book has deep science, presented in bite-sized essays that even the most dense among us can understand: The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds
  2. Recovery and rest doesn’t just mean sleep. This book describes how structuring your work day, changing habits and creating new routines can boost productivity and creativity. Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Sooting-Kim Pang
  3. Meditation is finding its way into the workplace as a way to reduce stress, increase productivity and build recovery time into the workday. This book shares stories of how (on large and small scales) the practice of meditation is possible to bring to the most structured of workplaces. Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out by David Gelles
  4. Sleep is critical to wellbeing. With a starting section on the history of sleep, this book dives deep, but also presents practical ways to build better sleep habits. The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington.
  5. In simple, visual ways, this book teaches you about the major systems of your body and what actions support wellness. YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Roizen

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Keep reading in our Wellbeing @ Work series to learn about resources to improve your wellbeing and become a more resilient employee.