Three Books to Read About Happiness and Positive Thinking

We live in a world where many of us are striving to attain happiness and live in a constant state of positive thinking. Of course, the truth is that we are human and there will be times when we’re not totally in the positive thinking zone. Also, happiness is a spectrum that we slide up and down rather than being a destination that we arrive at. However, there are many self-help books out there that are designed to help you live your best life with happiness and positive thinking.

It’s true to say that the market is now pretty saturated with books about happiness and positive thinking. This can make it difficult to know which ones to read. It’s easy to fall into a trap of swallowing as many self-help books as possible but then feeling overwhelmed by all the tips. This can lead to self-help fatigue and that can make you feel worse than you did before. Therefore, it’s important to consider what kind of book you could like to read. There are books about happiness and positive thinking that cover a range of topics, such as how to be happy at home, in work, in life and love, with your relationships with people and substances, and many more topics. If there is a particular area in which you’d like to feel happier and more positive, it’s worth spending a bit of time finding the right book for you.

I’ve read many self-help books relating to happiness and positive thinking. Some have been specific to an area of life or a particular issue. Others have been more general and it’s the general list that I’ve managed to whittle down to a three top that will aid your happiness and positive thinking.

First up it’s ‘100 Days Happier: Daily Inspiration for Life-Long Happiness’ by Domonique Bertolucci. I absolutely adore this book. It’s an easy to read, compact collection of inspirational quotes and pearls of wisdom aimed at helping you to live a happier life. It’s a book that you can pick up and use as the need arises, taking whichever bits you need at that particular time. When I first bought the book, I was having a weekend away at a spa and read the whole thing in one go. Since then I have revisited it on many occasions to draw inspiration from the motivational quotes and messages that are designed to empower the reader to take control of their happiness and live in a way that aids it. However you decide to read and use the book, its message that happiness is attainable is certainly more true when you have pages of little nuggets to help you along the way.

The second book I would like to suggest reading is ‘Good Days Start with Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude’ from Pretty Simple Press. Having an attitude of gratitude is about being thankful for the things you have in life and all the goodness that comes your way. Expressing that gratitude within you and externally can boost happiness and maintain positive thinking. This book helps you to do all of that in the form of an exploration journal that encourages you to focus on the things that you have, however big or small those things are. It’s designed to last for a year, with each weekly section having an inspirational quote, space to write three things that you are thankful for every single day and a weekly checking in point. The things you could be thankful for can be the simple pleasures in life such as hearing the sound of rain on a window, enjoying a cup of tea in the morning, or being able to call a friend to catch up. Anything, whether small or huge, is something to be grateful for. This book will help you to get into the habit of living with an attitude of gratitude, which ultimately boosts your happiness and overall wellbeing.

The third book I am going to recommend is ‘365 Days of Happiness: Because Happiness is a Piece of Cake’ by Jacqueline Pirtle. It’s a step by step guide to help you live happily. The author spent a whole year devoted to her own happiness and made a note of all the things she did to honour her happiness each day. From that she created this book which is designed to enable you to live on a happiness frequency, regardless of where you may be in your life right now. It’s a bubbly, positive book that is great for reading each evening before you go to bed. It’s a celebration of happiness that encourages you to find joy in absolutely everything.