8 books for a happier (and healthier) life

8 books for happy & healthy life

Ever told yourself that tomorrow you’ll make a change, do something that will make you happier? But then tomorrow comes and you don’t think you’ve got the time, so again you promise yourself you’ll do it “tomorrow”. Maybe you’re scared of making a change, or you don’t know how to go about it.

Luckily for us plenty of people went through the same struggles and wrote about them, sharing their stories. And now we’ve put together our favorite books on the subject of making your life happier and healthier.

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What stands behind happiness? Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Esteemed psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi brings together decades of research to lead us on our path to happiness. Read on to find out why Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience is one of Bill Clinton’s favorite books.

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What if habits could build a happier life?

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits – to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin

Only if the foundation upon which your habits are built aligned with your lifestyle, with who you are. We all fall into the trap of “tomorrow” – a bubble where everything will be right with the world. Well, it never is.

One of the rules of starting and maintaining a habit is that you need to commit. No matter what happens in your life, if you have the willpower of making the decision to change something then you stick with it, until it becomes as instinctive as breathing.

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Tales of success from a kid

Keys To Success For Kids by Caleb Maddix 

Yes. This is a book written by a kid. A young teenager, in fact. Caleb Maddix is only 13 years old, but he decided that he’s ready to write a book, Keys to Success for Kids.

When I found out about it, I was expecting to read the book with a permanent amused-parent smile. And I did… for the first 10 pages. But from page 11 I started to see things from a whole new perspective.

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Brigid Schulte on resetting your steps after the happiness rhythm

Overwhelmed: Work Love And Play When No One Has The Time

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

What day is it today? Oh, Friday. Right. Next thing you know it’s Monday again. Time seems to slip through your fingers and you find yourself yearning for those lazy moments from childhood.

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Rebuild your Heart and Soul by Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

Can we really afford to be vulnerable?

According to Brené Brown, the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller – Daring Greatly – the answer is ‘YES’.

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Making Your Case: Advocacy Beyond Written Laws

Making the Case: How to Advocate for Yourself in Work and Life by Kimberly Guilfoyle

You don’t have to be a lawyer to work with advocacy. You have to make your case even if you’re talking with your kid, your mate or your boss. And that means to challenge yourself. Search for a better you and for a new way to do things right, tirelessly.

But if you’re waiting for a friend to open your eyes and show you how to do all this, look no further than in your bookshelf. At your fingertips, you may find a great book ready to tell you the best stories you need to hear about becoming who you wanna be. Looking for a relevant sample? Choose this book: Making the Case by Kimberly Guilfoyle.

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Arianna Huffington about the Crossroads Between Success and Life


Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

This is a book about success in nowadays, money, power, career and life. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post – Arianna Huffington makes a beautiful bond in her writing – The Thrive – between personal experience and scientific prerequisite.

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How to Break Up of Things You Don’t Use Anymore

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

If anyone tells you that things have souls and feelings – I bet you call him CRAZY.

But take a look around your home. How many useless things can you name in 30 seconds? If you counted more than 5, I have bad news for you: Huston, YOU have a problem. It’s time to break up with some old useless stuff and make space for new ones.

This is all about Marie Kondo’s book. Amazing topic, right?

I bet I caught your attention. But don’t worry! We all suffer from the same disease: having a box with memories, at least one drawer with “diverse things” and a garage full of objects that “might be useful someday”.

But Marie Kondo’s book – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – was written to put in order your thoughts, life and stuff.

All you have to do is to start reading it!

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