We all come to a point in life when we feel lost or confused, unmotivated, or uninspired. Some people are lucky to find their own way out of that feeling while others need a little pick me up, a new outlook on life to stop all the down feelings. Whether you are a young person unsure about your future or somebody going through a mid-life crisis, there are many things that make us question life. Lacking motivation and inspiration have been linked to many mental illnesses such as depression.
One of the best ways to help you get over that hump or when you are feeling down is to read. Reading is extremely therapeutic and can relax the mind to focus on nothing but what lies in the book. From romance to horror, there is something that you are bound to enjoy. When it comes to being unproductive there’s a whole genre dedicated to boosting that feeling. It’s called self-help, and we all know self-help starts from within.
These are some self-help books that will give you a new outlook on life.
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
This is a book good for boosting self-esteem and self-love. This book focuses on self-worth, love, and self-acceptance. Louise Hay helps you get to the root of your problem and how to tackle it by yourself as she believes self-love is the route to ultimate happiness. Hay is a best-selling author and is internationally known for her books in the self-help field. She has gone through her fair share of ups and downs after being diagnosed with cancer and she said she “healed herself” through self-love. This book is extremely helpful if you are feeling low about yourself, your surroundings, and your life.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
This book is an incredible look into modern spirituality and the idea of the power that lies in the present moment and how you should use it to your full ability. Tolle focuses on the analytical mind and how it holds the potential of an individual back and how it can and does lead to many downfalls. Surrender to the present moment where all your problems do not exist and embrace your true self. By embracing yourself, a lot of issues will be eliminated.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
This book has a humorous and interesting take on being you and preventing yourself from self-sabotaging. It helps you identify the thoughts and beliefs that can prevent you from reaching your full potential. Then you can go on creating and living the life you deserve. The book is full of tips and tricks to help boost self-esteem, fix a bad day, and to enable you to lead a more fulfilling life.
Words: Seyi Adejori
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