Each one of us has different notions of positivity based on things that we want to develop in our life – it could be having a productive study session, maintaining a routine, waking up and going for a jog, and more. So if you are also looking for answer of common question that is how to be positive. Here is a list of 10 books that can make you feel more positive. This list consists of books that can help you make a routine, get inspired by the stories of others, and crack the wrong ideas of convictions.
How to be Positive: 10 Books that Can Make You Feel More Positive –
- A Year of Positive Thinking – Cyndie Spiegel
- Bright-Sided – Barbara Ehrenreich
- Rethinking Positive Thinking – Gabriele Oettingen
- You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
- Learned Optimism – Martin E. P. Seligman
- Read This For Inspiration – Ashly Perez
- Uplifting Stories – Ione Butler
- Dear Reader – Cathy Rentzenbrink
- Humankind – Rutger Bregman
- The Happiest Man on Earth – Eddie Jaku
A Year of Positive Thinking – Cyndie Spiegel
This book includes 365 days of positive thinking through simple affirmations, mantras, and exercises for introspection of self-respect, kindness, and love. It is helpful for the development of the self that draws on neuroscience, secular schools of thought, and positive psychology for building positive thinking.
Bright-Sided – Barbara Ehrenreich
In this book, Ehrenreich explores the negative aspects of positive thinking and thoughtless optimism that rule America’s mindset. Surprisingly, when psychologists survey the relative happiness of nations, they characteristically find that American citizens are not even during positive and prosperous times. According to the author, happiness has become more of an ideology rather than an authentic condition or mood. This book is certainly eye-opening and beneficial for those who are questioning whether they are happy or not?
Rethinking Positive Thinking – Gabriele Oettingen
Gabriele Oettingen reflects on his memory of more than 20 years of research about the science of motivation to disclose why traditional intellect falls short. The author presents a new way to visualize the future – mental contrasting, it combines concentrating on the dreams with picturing the obstacles. By experiencing our dreams in our head and facing realism we can deal with our terrors, and create plans, and put on energy to take action for the future.
You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
This book by Jen Sincero will guide you on how to recognize and alter the self-sabotaging convictions and behaviors that stop you from receiving what you desire, how to overcome your past so that you do not fear to take risks, how to make some money, and more.
Learned Optimism – Martin E. P. Seligman
The master of the new science of positive psychology recalls more than 20 years of his research to exhibit that optimism improves the worth of life and it is so uncomplicated that anyone can perform it.
Read This For Inspiration – Ashly Perez
The entries in this book are short and spot on. The author has a color-coded system at the side of each of these entries with groupings like growth, gratitude, or motivation. You do not have to read every cover of it and it helps you focus on reading about a specific category.
Uplifting Stories – Ione Butler
In this book the readers will get acquainted with some remarkable individuals like Daniel Kish, a blind man who learned how to see things using echolocation, Destiny Watford, studying in high school whose avid activism helped to protect her town; and Danny Chew, a passionate bicyclist who became paralyzed after a road accident, yet kept going. Butler also shares her account of depression and her certainty that focusing on the positive side of the world helped her.
Dear Reader – Cathy Rentzenbrink
This book will bring a smile to the face of the readers as the author talks about her love for reading and how a few specific books have become her favorite. It will make you instantly happy and might compel you to take reading a favorite hobby in life.
Humankind – Rutger Bregman
The objective of this book is to display that while neither communism nor capitalism has proven to be a feasible social system, there is another alternative that is to provide the citizen and the professionals the means to make their own decisions.
The Happiest Man on Earth – Eddie Jaku
Eddie Jaku always referred to himself as a German first, and then a Jew. But everything altered during November 1938, when he was wounded and taken to a concentration camp. He lost his friends and family and faced a lot of torture and indescribable horrors for the next seven years in Buchenwald, Auschwitz, and on a Nazi death march. Because he survived he promised to smile and be happy all the time. This inspirational book gives a tribute to the lost ones but it also proves how to be happy in the dark times as Eddie considers himself as the happiest man on earth.