Positive thinking can transform your life and one of the best ways to develop this attitude is through books. Reading positive and encouraging books can enable you to grow stronger and become happier in different aspects of your life.
Below are six books that I suggest adding to your reading list. These books are based around positive thinking and will help build a positive mind-set.
365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle
I recently made a habit of reading 365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle, (almost) every night before I went to sleep. It’s a light, bubbly and motivating book which draws your focus to the beauty and positivity in everyday life. It’s the perfect book to read everyday and personally I find the best time to read is before going to sleep, to get that extra dose of happiness and to shift your mind into a “high for life” frequency.
Jacqueline Pirtle, author, energy healer, and mindfulness teacher created 365 Days of Happiness to inspire daily and help us live more mindful. To find joy and fulfilment in the things we do and experience every day and to embrace whatever life throw at us.
“Jacqueline decided to spend every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she does to honour her joy, and used these writings to create this 365 day step-by-step guide, so she could teach you how to shift to BE and live in a “high for life” frequency of happiness too—no matter where you are at in your life right now.”
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
SZEN ZONE: Reaching a State of Positive Change, by Gary Szenderski
SZEN ZONE is complied of short stories that celebrate the power in each of us to create positive change in our lives. Each story is based around the theme ‘change’, creating, surviving and managing change with the goal to be what you want to be. Topics covered include productivity, letting go of the past, embracing the potential of the future, and learning to take chances. Although everyone is different the principles in SZEN ZONE will help you establish the right frame of mind to embrace change. Wherever you are in life, you will find examples in this book to help take charge. This is a must have book for anyone who has a busy schedule and is seeking positive insight.
Create the perfect morning by adding Szen Zone to your daily routine. One story per day will help you start your day in a positive state of mind.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
I haven’t yet read ‘The Power of Positive Thinking‘, but I’ve heard great things so I had to include it on my list. The Power of Positive Thinking is known to be an insightful and uplifting book. It can help you to take charge of you life and create a positive change. Dr. Peale shares his method for mastering the problems of everyday living:
- How to eliminate self doubt
- Exercises that you can do every day to be happy
- How to climb above problems to visualise solutions
- How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – and it’s all Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ is another book which is perfect for anyone who has a busy schedule and is seeking positive insight on life. This book will show you that even in the most stress filled lives that many of us live, we can calm down in all situations. It will teach you how to put things into perspective by making small daily changes, it’s filled with advice such as “choose your battles wisely”, “remind yourself that when you die, your inbox won’t be empty” and “think of your problems as potential teachers”. This book is definitely one to read if you wish to take charge of your life and think more positively.
Happy: Finding Joy in Everyday and Letting go of Perfect by Fearne Cotton
Fearne’s goal behind her beautiful and joyful book is to help you find mindfulness, serenity and a more positive frame of mind. Fearne draws on her personal experiences and shares her advice to help you find joy in everyday. This book acts as guide to help you release stress and feel relief, joy and calm in your life. ‘Happy’ also includes written exercises for those who enjoy the interactive and creative side of books. Another book which is perfect to include in your morning routine.
What are your favourite positive thinking books?