The Best Positive Books To Read

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This article showcases our top picks for the Positive Books To Read. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Ikigai by Héctor García

This product was recommended by Abdulaziz Ali from Flymedi

Ikiagi taught me how to build rituals and habits to enjoy tedious tasks, from washing dishes and folding laundry to never opening email works before my cup of tea. The secret is to enjoy the process, not the results.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

This product was recommended by Christopher Andrew from 420 Expert Advisers

It is a life-changing book. This book represents how to deal with the outer and inner worlds. We all are aware of meditation. This book shows if you are hurt by someone, you can choose your reaction toward this. This also shows you hot choose your action and balance your emotion. This book will help you be a good leader whom the world can affect. This book can give you a spiritual and modern understanding. This teaches you that if you choose not to be harmed, you won’t feel harmed and haven’t been harmed. This helps you to control your inner world to rule the outer world.

Getting More by Stuart Diamond

This product was recommended by Christopher Andrew from 420 Expert Advisers

This book is an excellent introduction to negotiating that will provide you with the information and methods you need to get more out of your profession and personal life. In this distinctive and innovative book, Stuart demonstrates how emotional intelligence, perceptions, cultural variety, and teamwork yield four times the value of old-school, conflictive power, leveraging, and reasoning. Because negotiations underpin all human interaction, this instantly applicable advice applies to almost any situation: children, employment, travel, shopping, business, politics, relationships, or competition.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

This product was recommended by Christian Dawson from Everwallpaper

Dale Carnegie discusses how to deal with anxiety situations and the drawbacks of worrying in this book about positive thinking. In his writings, Dale Carnegie discusses how to liberate the mind and how words can improve your life. His book can help you deconstruct worries and stress and comprehend why they are bad for your mind and body. He also writes about celebrating your uniqueness and accepting and loving yourself exactly as you are.

One: Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones

This product was recommended by Isabella Flint from Fanatically Food

If you’re looking for a book that is both uplifting and practical, then I recommend reading and using One: Pot, Pan, Planet, a cookbook by Anna Jones. Jones’ cookbook offers up easy one-pot recipes that don’t only taste amazing but help our planet as well.

Almost Happy by Brian Kaplan MD

This product was recommended by Hephzibah Kaplan from London Art Therapy Centre

Many people are searching for and developing their identity, their place in society, their sexual orientation and preferences. The struggle can be embedded in their behaviour and it can also be overtly examined and considered. *Almost Happy* sets out 114 original and funny archetypes of people that we all encounter. It offers helpful tips and provocative suggestions of how to handle the difficult people, using humor. The book, Almost Happy: Pushing Your Buttons with Reverse Psychology by Dr. Brian Kaplan and Hephzibah Kaplan is a very useful and funny guide to learning about oneself, friends and family. It is an introduction to psychology from a different perspective.

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron

This product was recommended by Isla Zyair from Obesity Controller Association

Written by licensed psychologist Elaine Aron, this self-help book offers insightful and gentle tips on how highly sensitive people can care for their mental health in a busy world. This is a great book for individuals struggling to function under pressure and who tend to get overstimulated by physical triggers such as bright lights and loud noises. It contains case studies, self-tests, and exercises to help individuals cope with over-arousal and thrive amidst social discomfort.

Myung Sung by Dr. Jenelle Kim

This product was recommended by MK Edwards from Elevated Public Relations

Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation tells the true story of author Dr. Jenelle Kim’s father as a young monk growing up in the mountains of Korea and learning the centuries-old keys for living in meditation. Alongside each chapter, Dr. Kim digs deeper, unpacking the message and inviting you to examine how the skill could be applied to your own life too. A careful weaving of storytelling and practical mindfulness advice, Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation inspires you to open your heart and mind, find your purpose, and discover a new level of inner peace.

The Power of One More by Ed Mylett

This product was recommended by Angela Bradford from World Financial Group

* Learn why you’re closer to your dreams and goals than you think and why using The Power of One More strategies will help you cross the finish line in whatever race you’re running * Understand the psychology and science of how to use The Power of One More in every part of your life to help you solve problems and achieve levels of success you never thought possible * Discover time-tested and unique solutions to challenges that will remove the mental roadblocks you’ve been battling for years Perfect for anyone who wants more bliss, wealth, or better relationships, The Power of One More is an indispensable roadmap to realizing and exceeding your personal and professional goals by tapping into the superpowers and gifts you already have inside you.

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

This product was recommended by Kevin Harris from NANBF

The Magic Of Thinking Big looks into the methods of what you can do to make positive changes in your life – whether it’s in your marriage, community, or job! It will teach you exactly what you need to do to get there, especially when it comes to your behaviors and habits. This book lit a fire within me to push through the doubt and fears that come with starting something new, and it really helped me to kick-start NANBF and keep it going. If you are struggling with your motivation, I highly recommend reading this book – it will bring about a positive change in your life!

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This product was recommended by Grace Mashaba from The Grace

This is an excellent book in teaching one how to become highly proficient and building human relationships. The technique’s Carnegie lays out in the book are motivating and certainly produce positive results.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

This product was recommended by Lola Akingbade from Deyewa

It’s a great book that talks about living a calmer lifestyle and living a lifestyle like Jesus. In the modern world we are constantly in a state of hurry where we are multitasking and constantly doing a lot of things at the same time. We struggle to find quiet, and find it weird to stay quiet when there is nothing to do. The book challenges us to slow down and really enjoy life, enjoy the moments, stay emotionally connected with others and do life like Jesus would even in the midst of chaos of the world. As a mom of 3, I find myself constantly doing something and hardly having any downtime. Sometimes that hurry to check things off my to-do list flows to my children where I am not responding to them out of love but out of a stressed out heart. It is teaching me that in order to really make true connections and enjoy every little moment, we need to eliminate the hurry and choose to slow down.

Pairing Paws by Michele Gargiulo

This product was recommended by Michele Gargiulo from Pairing Paws

There is nothing more uplifting than dogs and wine! The book features mostly rescue animals and half the profits are being donated to animal shelters. Learn about wine in a fun and not stuffy way.

Couple Vitality by M Alexander, Susanne

This product was recommended by Susanne M. Alexander from CharacterYAQ

Couple Vitality: Connecting with Character invites couples to create a relationship full of friendship, laughter, and love. They deep dive into this book’s Character Qualities and Couple Vitalizers to prevent the heartache of conflict and build unity with each other, their families, and their community. Kirkus Reviews says Couple Vitality is a step-by-step plan for relationship enhancement that helps to remake and improve romantic relationships. They say it’s an energetic…blueprint for building stronger couplehood and that it has insights and strategies intended for couples at any stage of their relationship. Couple Vitality includes proven science for couples to connect, respect each other, and be happy together. Couples intimately understand one another through harmonious communications about every topic affecting their lives. Couples learn from gems of character wisdom how to be their best selves. This book is a rich resource for building knowledge and skills for an excellent relationship.

Inner Engineering by Sadhguru

This product was recommended by Rohan Kadam from Biking Know How

This is an amazing motivational book. It helped me tremendously during current uncertain times. It has simple practices that anyone can do to stay driven, motivated, and at the moment. This is a must-read book, especially during current pandemic times. I highly encourage this book to be read.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This product was recommended by Adam Enfroy from AdamEnfroy

It’s all too easy to get distracted by and worry about the minutiae of everyday life. Carlson’s book teaches you how to approach those nagging issues with a positive mindset and overcome them, because as he so eloquently puts it “it’s all small stuff”. And once you learn how to successfully combat the “small stuff”, you’ll be able to adopt a can-do attitude in both your personal and professional lives and approach everything you do with positivity and enthusiasm.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

This product was recommended by Luciano Colos from PitchGrade

One of the best books I’ve read is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. The book covers the life of the author at a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Viktor shares his wisdom and gives a fresh perspective on life. This book will help you put things in perspective and to find your purpose to stay positive and motivated.

I Got 99 Coping Skills and Being a B*tch Ain’t One by Lindsey Konchar, MSW

This product was recommended by Lindsey Konchar from Coping With Lindsey

This is one of the most useful self-help/personal development books I’ve ever read. Ninety-nine practical ideas for coping with stress and anxiety, supported by research. I now have a list of new things I want to try! I also loved the the author’s voice…lots of humor and pop culture references.

Zero Negativity by Ant Middleton

This product was recommended by Chris Kowalski from Autopadre

Ant Middleton is a former British Special Forces operator, a man forged by the crucible of war, hard-charging, and even harder training. But despite all that he’s seen, done, and experienced, Middleton believes that the key to leaving a successful, happy life lies in developing a positive mindset, and in ‘Zero Negativity’, he explains and details how to approach all of life’s hardships from a position of power and authority and let positivity guide you through the tough, and the beautiful moments, that you’ll encounter on your journey.

Think Positive, Stay Positive By Summersdale

This product was recommended by Ishtiaq Ahmed from Coursetakers

Sometimes I just need a little pick me up, or a catchy little quote that will either genuinely make me think more positive, or is so kitschy that it makes me smile due to how silly it is. This book is perfect for that kind of thing.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This product was recommended by Jason Dempsey from Home City Living

Too cliche? In all honesty, this book is one of the reasons that I wanted to start travelling in the first place. It really brought out the beauty in the world and made me excited to get out there and see it all first hand. Sometimes, when I’m feeling low, I pick up Eat, Pray, Love to remind myself of all the things I love about this planet.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This product was recommended by Stefan Grasic from Business24-7

If you’re looking for a book that will subtly shift your worldview, then smack you in the face in reasons to fall in love with the world, and with the people around you, more deeply.

Age of Atheria By Jenny McClain Miller

This product was recommended by Gabrielle Lask from Age of Atheria

I am suggesting Age of Atheria because it is a young adult fantasy novel that is intended to help heal the heart of humanity. The story highlights the societal, political, and environmental impacts that we are currently facing and how pertinent it is to make changes.It is set in the future destruction of our present-day world, with the opportunity for governments/societies to rebuild after a Great War. The book’s concept is catered to helping people understand how magical realism can reshape young adults’ perceptions of the issues we face globally today regarding climate change, tyrannical governments, and the impacts our actions have on each other and the planet.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls By Jes M. Baker

This product was recommended by Camila Reed from Live Life Big

Acceptance and positivity go hand in hand, at least for me. This book taught me accept myself for who I am and helped me build the foundation for a more fulfilling and much more positive life. Baker keeps you laughing throughout the book but still explores the serious side of things and covers issues like feminism, body positivity, beauty, and how they’re all connected. The ideas in this book helped me come to terms with beauty, society, and my weight. All of these are issues that can keep a woman feeling pessimistic, negative, and stressed. But _Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls_ helped me navigate that mental space and when I put on my makeup in the morning or splurge on a cute outfit, I know that I really am doing it for me- and not out of fear of what others might think of me.

Black Boy Hair Joy by Tiffany Obeng

This product was recommended by Tiffany Obeng from Sugar Cookie Books

Black Boy Hair Joy is a rhyming book that teaches Black boys self love. It is an anthem that celebrates Black boys and encourages them to be proud of who they are.

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