The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Dr. Christine Carter

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

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Do you find yourself exasperated by the busyness of modern life? Have too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done?
Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to — the sweet spotThis is where you have the greatest strength, but also your least stress and greatest ease.
Happiness and productivity expert Dr. Christine Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her own life from overwhelmed and exhausted to joyful, relaxed, and productive in her best-selling book The Sweet Spot.
In this step-by-step guide, her trials and errors are your reward. From time-saving micro-habits to bigger picture shifts that convert stress into productive and creative energy, The Sweet Spot shows us how to:
  • Say "no" strategically (and know when to say "yes" with abandon)
  • Make decisions about routine things once so you can focus on higher priorities
  • Stop multitasking and gain efficiency
  • “Take recess” in sync with your brain’s need for rest
  • Use technology in ways that bolster, instead of sap, energy
  • Increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions
Complete with practical tips as well as stories from Carter’s own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, the proven principles within this book will help you achieve more by doing less. It’s possible, and The Sweet Spot shows you how.


“Carter gives actionable ways to balance your life, your health, and your career. This book is packed with smart advice and hard-earned wisdom.”Inc. Magazine

“[For fans] of a certain kind of self-improvement book—the kind, like
The Happiness Project or168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think or Getting Things Done, that offers up strategies for making certain areas of life work better without requiring that you embrace a new belief system.”—KJ Dell’Antonia, The New York Times (Motherlode blog)

“A breath of fresh air . . . Based on personal experiments with living life in what she calls the ‘pressure cooker,’ Dr. Carter offers advice in easily digestible nuggets.”Working Mother

“Learn more about escaping the ‘busyness trap’ and uncovering a happier, less stressed you.”Shape Magazine

“A highly readable, diligently researched advice book that offers concrete tips on how to get off the treadmill of busyness.”Greater Good

“Chock-full of concrete tips on how to sharpen your focus, improve your efficiency, and use technology to your advantage.”The Week

“Illuminates the simple and sustainable path toward a precious and happy balance.”—Deepak Chopra