There is so much talk about mindfulness, being fully engaged in the moment, be where you are at, especially with so many distractions coming at us from all side, in particular our cell phones that are always on and always with us. This being said, the latest book from Dr. Caroline Leaf is such a timely read! "Think Learn Succeed: understand and using your mind to thrive at school, the workplace, and life" discusses mindfulness, but also how to use our mind, how to be engaged in all types of settings and situations. I like how Dr. Leaf takes things to the next level, goes an extra step as she lays out the research and also using examples and steps to take. My absolute favorite chapter is the one focusing on the support mindset and the activation tips that she shares along with this. We do not live on an island, we are impacted by each and every person we have contact with on a daily basis and also by our environment. Dr. Leaf makes a good point that for a person facing difficulties and struggles being isolated could be deadly. The support we give to others and receive for ourselves is key, whether it is face to face or through social media; there are strong repercussions and our mindset plays a strong part of this. I highly recommend this book for everyone to read, as you will learn so much for yourself, but also to share with others with whom you interact whether as a friend, in a work relationship, or as a teacher with children.
*Thanks to the Baker Books Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*