Have you been spending the time recently thinking about reasons that will make you want to leave your couch or bed, and finally do something in life that would matter and make you happier? Instead of sulking in a corner and letting several moments pass without you being productive, why not skim through the following books and find inspiration that will keep you going?
Check out what the best-selling authors say about getting by in life, and using your assets to the fullest while you can.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Life is dynamic; however, too much of its busyness may sometimes leave you overwhelmed by the stresses, the hustles and bustles that go along with it. Dr. Carlson, American psychotherapist and renowned “happiness-specialist”, tells you to pause for a while and take a few deep breaths. He reminds you to leave behind the trivial things – the small stuff – that cause you anxieties. His book offers 100 meditations that will make you live a happier and stress-free life.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Believing that essential changes in life must be embraced effectively, American educator and speaker Covey in his book, advises that in order to do this, you must also change your perceptions. He delineates 7 habits that will make you come to terms with your inner self, on top of getting along well with others as you enjoy inward and outward success. These 7 tips which he expounds on in his best-selling book, are to be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first, think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Peale
Considered as one of the originators of “positive thinking”, Peale discloses through his book some tips that would make your life more satisfying. He gives practical guidelines that would make you put your ideas and inspiration into concrete actions. He says that the key to happiness is something anybody can do: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others.
These are but a few of the widely-known highly-motivating self-help books you can browse through when you feel like drawing inspiration from within yourself seems not enough. There are TONS more, like You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, and Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein… Have fun with it. Go read a few, be motivated, and perhaps next time, your book about life is the one being read by people who once felt like you do now.