Books are and have always been a goldmine of information; chances are that you’ll find at least a couple of books written on any given subject, including how to get motivation and inspiration to say yes to life.
Thing is, this abundance of titles makes it both tiring and time-consuming to find the best ones, but today must be your lucky day because we’ve already done the legwork and put together a short but delicious list of great books! You see, we’re good like that. Please do have a look!
Pro tip: If you feel like you’re too busy and don’t have the time for reading, check our or posts on how to create good (reading) habits!
If you’re looking to get off the sidelines and really start living your life but aren’t quite sure how it’s done, fret not, because the author of this book has been there – and broken out of all the boring, unsatisfying habits, paving the path for anyone who wants to follow her and reach their full potential, all while having lots of fun.
This book will give you strategies on how to live a more fulfilling life, it teaches you how to think outside the box and break down the barriers that are keeping you from finding what you really want to do. Whatever negativities that little inner voice of yours keeps saying, this book can help you shut it up. Pretty kick-ass, right?
As the title suggests, this book is perfect if you’re worried that you’ll wake up one day wondering why on earth you spent so much time working to feed your already rather obese bank account and almost no time on the things and people that actually matter to you. It’s all about getting out of the rat race and achieving a high, satisfying life worth.
What most people really want is not an abnormally big paycheck, but rather to really enjoy life – every single day of it, if possible. And guess what, it is possible! This book holds the secrets to finding your own happiness, to living a life full of joy and contentment, and also to take risks and overcome any obstacles or hard times that come your way. It should probably be part of the national curriculum.
You know how if you hear the same thing repeated over and over again, it kind of becomes true if no one really questions it? Well, this book is here to debunk some of the misconceptions that are holding so many of us back from living a life full of joy and productivity – from living a yes life, pretty much.
While mostly directed at women, this book can be helpful for anyone looking to change their life for the better. Once the falsehoods you’ve believed in your whole life are exposed, Rachel uses both encouragements, humor and some tough love to make sure that you cut the crap and become the happy, joyful person that you can be. Let’s just hope that person still likes pizza.
This book is like the literary equivalent of a big, warm hug followed by a gentle push and a ‘go get them, tiger.’ It gives you both advice and a set of actions you can take and change around so that they fit your individual goals perfectly. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking baby steps or are aiming for one huge leap, this book will have your back the whole time.
It teaches you how to take your rightful place, how to get the most out of your relationships, how to ask for what you want, and how to listen to and be kind to yourself – it’s basically a wise mother, a loving friend and a loyal sibling, all neatly packaged between two covers. If this book could bring you hot chocolate when you’re having a bad day, it would.
If the last book offered you its shoulder to cry on, this one grabs you by your own shoulder, looks you in the eye and says ‘listen carefully, this is what’s up.’ It recognizes that positive thinking might not be the answer to a happy life after all, and suggests that what we really need to know is not how to make lemonade out of lemons, but rather how to stomach them better.
Some things are actually impossible to achieve, and once you know your limitations you can look your fears, uncertainties and shortcomings in the eye, confront the sometimes painful truths about yourself and finally begin to find courage, forgiveness and honesty, as well as figure out what’s actually important to you. Oh, and there’s profanities. Can’t go wrong with that.
If you already have some goals in mind or just want an interactive approach, 365 Days of Happiness is packed with encouragement as well as areas to write daily goals, and 52 Lists for Happiness is a beautiful journal filled with 52 prompts that all call for reflection and acknowledgment. Pretty fab, to say the least.
You know, just by starting to read one of these books you’re taking a big step toward a life full of excitement and fun, and that’s a pretty good achievement in itself! Yay, you! In our book, books will always be cool, and if you’ve found other titles that have inspired and motivated you, please let us know so we can check them out too!