Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where before there were only walls. (The Secret)
The world we live in has burdened us with so many expectations, hectic schedules, friends we don’t get to see for a month even though we live in the same city, gym memberships wasted, lunches with your parents cancelled, and plenty other terrible prospects that ultimately lead to our levels of stress piling up only to get us bursting in the end! I know it, you know it – we’ve all been there, and still are.
This is why it’s important to learn to put ourselves first, surround ourselves with good people who make us happy, talk to professionals who will help us juggle all that’s on our plate and ultimately – find time for ourselves in order to build up the happiness of the life we deserve. The key to finding our oasis of peace, even if it is for 15 minutes, is turning to a spiritual retreat that will help us go back to our happy selves and learn to function in the chaos that surrounds us.
No matter how banal it may seem, oftentimes just talking or remaining in contact with people we have energetically identified as positive and pleasant, as well as supporting and inspiring, may do wonders for our happiness and health. Positive people always trigger positive emotions and desires which, consequently, lead to us wanting to change and work on ourselves by maximizing and enhancing our potential. This may be through a direct encounter and socializing with people or through a book rated inspirational and up-lifting.
While so-called “self help” books have gotten a somewhat negative reputation, there is nothing like a well-written, smart and illuminating book to help you get a whole different perspective on things around you. Reading a good self-help book is like talking to a specialist, except that you can read it in your bed with a cup of hot cocoa and your dog all cuddled up next to you.
If you have been feeling stuck lately and you feel like you could do with a few titles that will help you get a new perspective on things, we are listing three of our favorite books that will make all the difference.
The Magic, Rhonda Byrne
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
To all of you who forget to be grateful when things are going according to plan and everything first into place, but get lost when things start going south, this book will shake and restore your entire belief system.
The main thing Byrne reminds us of is to be grateful for what we have. The book reflects on the subliminal power of attracting good and bad things to our lives, with those who are grateful for something always gaining even more and those who are not – losing even the things they had.
Who Will Cry When You Die, Robin Sharma
“How high you will rise in your life will be determined not by how hard you work but by how well you think.”
The wisdom from “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” author laid out in his new book are the simple rules for learning to recognize the good and the bad in life and being appreciative for being given the potential to achieve things. Sharma’s words are nothing but potent ideas for improving the quality of our life and how simple daily rituals can help us be the best person we can be. Simply amazing!
Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
If you are feeling indecisive and have been feeling so for quite some time now, this Kahneman’s book will help you restore the balance within. Make or break decisions come regularly to most of us and we need a little help to know what to do.
“Kahneman challenges the various cognitive biases people subconsciously possess, and apply day after day. Understanding that our minds are composed of two parts — an instinctive and primal section, and a more critical and rational section — together with their manifestations in decision-making will give you an “aha” moment of relatability.” The book will help with virtually everything – from daily tasks to major business decisions!
Once you read these brilliant books, we promise you’ll never look at decision-making the same again.
What’s your favorite book that gave you a new perspective?