These Are the Most Effective Anti-Stress Books
Even though anxiety is scientifically proven to be a sign of higher intelligence, one of our main New Year's resolutions for 2016 is to de-stress. We want to improve our overall lifestyle by learning to let go of the small stuff and declutter our life of all the trivial things we fret about. These books offer the tools we need for a stress detox. Scroll through for our book list if you need a little less stress in your life.
Harold S. Kushner is a religious leader who explores the meaning of faith, ethics, and how to apply them in order to live a good life. In his Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life, Kushner offers illuminating reflections on how to live a life rich in meaning. He bridges the realities of popular culture and archaic philosophies in a written panacea of anti-stress rhetoric.
The New York Times best seller Gratitude Diaries is author Janice Kaplan's take on her year of living gratefully. During that year, she transformed her marriage, her family, her work, and her health. Kaplan's method of looking on the bright side no matter what happened to her during her gratitude year has been lauded by critics including Vanity Fair, The Talk, Today, and People. This book will inspire you to think positively and live your best year yet.
Have you noticed talk of adult ADHD? Or brain fog? In our overstimulated world, it's become easier and easier to be distracted. The Brain Fog explores "how our brains are not getting the support they need to produce the essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, and inspired." By following the three-week plan laid out in The Brain Fog, you will naturally restore your brain's crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. This book will help you feel calm, focused, and ready to tackle 2016.
Destressifying is the ultimate guide for de-stressing. Author Davidji illustrates how to master your emotions, communicate effectively, and perform at a higher level. This book helps you channel your stress into structuring the most productive life possible. Read this if you're looking for something to empower every aspect of your life and achieve true peace of mind.
Broadcasting Happiness explains how we broadcast messages through our speech and our nonverbal communication. Author Michelle Gielan, one of the featured professors in Oprah's happiness course. When you broadcast happiness, you attract happiness. Read this book to emit a positive energy in the New Year.
The Little Book of Mindfulness is a pocketbook-size dose of wellness that you can carry around with you throughout your busy life. It functions as a de-cluttering tool for your mind. Best of all, this book doesn't have to be read in order. You can open any page and walk away with a calming exercise that will improve your life instantly.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is by far the most popular book of 2015. Written by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo, this book takes readers through a step-by-step guide for simplifying and organizing their living space. By de-cluttering the space in which you live, you will ultimately de-clutter your mind and relieve stress.
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