But I'd rather not have to do everything the most difficult way, or the high-stress bear-down-hard way, especially finishing books. Which brings me to:
Book 4 in my personal series of Rediscovered Treasures
The book is Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson, a wise fellow indeed. My natural inclination is to sweat the big stuff and think it's all big stuff. So I like this book a lot, not that I've put a huge lot of it into practice.
Here's one title of this collection of tiny, pithy essays about taking it easier and having a good, productive life anyway.
"Let Go of the Idea that Gentle, Relaxed People Can't Be Superachievers"
Carlson makes several excellent points in this 4-paragraph gem.
*getting out of emergency mode does not mean giving up good results
*fear and frenzy get in the way of creativity
*feeling calm and peaceful makes for better concentration
Good, yes? I'm going to reread the whole book. Slowly. Peacefully.