6 Book Recommendations for When You Feel Overwhelmed

6 Book Recommendations for When You Feel Overwhelmed : Feeling the stress weighing you down? Too much on your plate. Read these six minimalist books.
It can be so easy to get caught up in the rat race of life and find ourselves constantly busy. Especially for educators. Even more so for school librarians who have a billion-and-one things on our plates on any given day.

For me, the end of the school year has always been the most hectic time. Standardized testing. End-of-the-year collection inventory. Panicked students needing help with citations ten minutes before a term paper is due. Yeah, I’ve definitely experienced overwhelm at this time of year.

Books to Read When You Feel Overwhelmed

Over the past year or so, I’ve been reading a lot of books about minimalism. These books have helped me to take a deep breath. And cut back what I can and learn to not stress out so much about ALL THE THINGS. I don’t think just reading a book can cure all your stress (spoiler alert: it won’t). However, I do think we can all benefit from taking a look at minimalism and finding some aspects of it that we can apply to our lives. So here’s my short recommended reading list to get you started. Consider it your self-care homework! :)

Author: Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory, an independent 6-12 school. She was previously the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and learning space design and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace and is the author of Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

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