Here are some books listed – I have read them all and frequently recommend the one or other to my clients. Some are written in English and some in German. I have put them under problem categories so that you can find the ones you might be interested in more easily. Enjoy the read!


Wymann, C. (2015): Der Schreibzeitplan. Zeitmanagement für Schreibende. UTB

Allen, D. (2015): Getting Things Done. The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Penguin.

Bregman, P. (2012): 18 Minutes. Find your Focus, Master Distraction & get the Right Things done. Orion Books Ltd.

Academic Writing

Esselborn-Krumbiegel, H. (2015): Tipps und Tricks bei Schreibblockaden. UTB

Glasman-Deal, H. (2010): Science Research Writing. For Non-Native Speakers of English. Imperial College Press.
Zinsser, W. (2016): On Writing Well. The classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Harper Perennial.

Kamler, B. & Thomson, P. (2014): Helping Doctoral Students Write. Pedagogies for supervision. Routledge.

PhD Advisory

Petre, M. & Rugg, G. (2010): The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research. 2nd ed. Mac Graw Hill.

Bolker, J. (1998): Writing your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day. A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Stress and Stress- Management

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan: Tired but wired. How to overcome your sleep problems: the essential sleep toolkit. Souvenir Press.
–> Dr. Ramlakhan is a psychiatrist who worked in clinical psychiatry a long time. Here she developed a sleep toolkit programme that is proven to help and anyone can use. I personally like that the book provides clear hands-on advice and offers essential habits and routines for restorative sleep. All of the tools provided may be adjusted to your own individual lifestyle, your needs and personality. 

Selby, J. (2004): Quiet your mind. Random House.
Schnabel, U. (2012): Muße. Vom Glück des Nichtstuns. Pantheon.
Williams, M. & Penman, D. (2011): Mindfulness. A practical guide of finding peace in a frantic world. Piatkus.

Learning to Think

Wallace, D. (2012): Das hier ist Wasser / This is Water: Anstiftung zum Denken. Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Engl. / Dt.)

Remaining Sane

Seligman, M. (2015): Wie wir aufblühen. Die fünf Säulen des persönlichen Wohlbefindens. Goldmann.