Introverts and overthinkers may not be exactly alike, but they do share one thing in common: They both spend a lot of time inside their heads. The only trouble is, the inside of our heads is not always the most pleasant place to be.
So if you’re grappling with some anxiety or worry—or you’re wondering how to make the most of your ruminative tendencies—we recommend picking up the four excellent reads below.
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The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You
By Holley Gerth
In this eye-opening book, a bestselling author dives into the psychological, neurological, relational, and spiritual aspects of being an introvert. She also explains how introverts can live with clarity, courage, and confidence in a world that needs what only they can give. Listen to or read our “Book Bite” summary, read by Holley Gerth, on the Next Big Idea app.
Get Out of My Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World
By Meredith Arthur
This beautifully illustrated guide walks readers through the process of building awareness around anxiety, identifying triggers, moving through blocks, building healthy boundaries, and developing an arsenal of tools for thriving. Listen to or read our “Book Bite” summary, read by Meredith Arthur, on the Next Big Idea app
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
By Ethan Kross
Psychologist Ethan Kross interweaves groundbreaking brain research with real-world case studies to explain how our inner voice shapes our lives, work, and relationships. Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves. Listen to or read our “Book Bite” summary, read by Ethan Kross, on the Next Big Idea app
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
By Susan Cain
In a book that inspired a worldwide conversation about introversion, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. View on Amazon
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