Take five minutes out of your day to experience the small win of a mental, physical and emotional recharge that could change your life.
Researchers have discovered the formula for living a good life, so why is depression still the world’s leading disability and anxiety the most common mental health disorder in North America? Most people don’t know what will truly make them happy, and far too few make proven wellness practices a part of their lives. To cope with all the stresses we encounter, we need to actively care for ourselves, which includes heeding our ancient programming that demands that we move our bodies, connect face-to-face and get enough sleep. Science has proven that you have the power, through your habitual ways of thinking and behaving, to renovate the space inside your head, making it brighter, more resilient, and a more enjoyable place to hang out.
The 5-Minute Recharge will teach you 31 proven techniques for thriving at work and in life, including:
- the mental fitness technique that’s better than magic mushrooms
- the best way to grow new brain cells and ensure you continue to look good in your genes as you age
- the easily accessible trait that’s associated with the high-performance personality
- what George Clooney can teach you about tapping into your inner wisdom
- the Navy SEAL tactic you can use to trigger relaxation even in tense situations
Each of the 31 strategies is backed by research and includes additional resources to enrich your understanding of wellness and inspire you to care for yourself in quick, fun, life-affirming ways.
With your well-being in mind, authors and soul sisters Lynne Everatt and Addie Greco-Sanchez designed these 31 hands-on tools for creating a greater sense of having enough time, connecting with others, nourishing your body and mind, feeding positivity, and taking time for reflection. And that’s worth getting charged up about.
Reviews and Endorsements:
"A splash of cold water on your sizzling brain. Open it to steam-cool your senses and get back on track."—Neil Pasricha, author of the #1 international bestseller, New York Times bestseller and Globe and Mail bestseller The Book of Awesome
"Five minutes to spare? Pick up this book and read a chapter. It could well change your life!"--Mark Bowden coauthor of the Globe and Mail bestseller Truth and Lies
"The bad news? We only have control over 40% of the factors that make us happy; the rest is beyond our influence. The good news? We-you, me and everyone-have control over 40% of the factors that make us happy. And that can make you happier. I'm not sure which combination of tactics here that will work best for you. For me it's 'Work Like da Vinci', 'Breathe Like a SEAL' and definitely 'What Would George Clooney Do?'. But take my advice: read this short, practical book, pick your tactic combo and go to work shaping a happier life."--Michael Bungay Stanier author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit
"Thorough, thoughtful, practical and wise. I love The 5-Minute Recharge, and plan to incorporate as many of these empowering, refreshing tactics into my own routine as I can!"--David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, immediate past-president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and founder/president of the True Health Initiative
"If you're serious about getting your wellness house in order, this easy-to-read guide is a great way to get you started. Entertaining, informative and inspiring."--David Posen MD, bestselling author of Is Work Killing You? and Authenticity
"This evidence-based, thought-provoking and action-focused book drives healthier behaviors and a recharge for 'personal' wellness. Using a creative format that inspires short reflections and actions, the reader learns simple things they can do daily that will enable a healthier, happier life. [This book] is for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of themselves and what they can do to change current behaviors to improve their 'whole' life in simple and often 'fun' ways."--Karen Jackson senior advisor, Healthy Workplace Strategies, Excellence Canada
"Reading this book felt like a supportive conversation with my wisest friends."--Mary Ann Baynton program director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
"There is great wisdom not just in the whole book but on each and every page. There is so much to think about and so many actions one could take, even a few of which could make profound changes."--Dr. B. Kirsh MD, FRCPC, Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network
"The pursuit of happiness is ultimately about incorporating small, intentional behaviors into our daily routines. The 5-Minute Recharge is a treasure trove of empirically supported strategies, practical advice and simple exercises that provide the building blocks of psychological health. Keep this book nearby and use it often as a jump-start for daily wellbeing."--Tim Bono PhD, author of When Likes Aren't Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness
About the Authors:
Lynne Everatt is a recovering MBA, LinkedIn Top Voice in management and culture, and nominee for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for her first book, E-Mails from the Edge, a novel with the theme of workplace mental health. E-mails also appeared in The Globe and Mail as a Careers column. An ardent advocate for mental health through physical fitness, Lynne is a certified personal trainer who has completed two sweaty half-marathons and a marathon six minutes and twenty-three seconds of stand-up at the Absolute Comedy Club. She served for three years as President of the Board of Directors of the women’s shelter Interim Place where she met and became friends with co-author Addie Greco-Sanchez.
Addie Greco-Sanchez is the founder and President of AGS Rehab, a leader in disability management and assessment services since 1999 that has grown into a successful company with a head office in the Greater Toronto Area and a large network of professionals across Canada. Selected as one of PROFIT/Chatelaine’s top 100 Female Entrepreneurs, Addie is a passionate and expert advocate for mental health in the workplace, and frequent speaker on the topic of how companies can safeguard employees’ psychological health.