Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Happiness Self-Help. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

"Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up."— Inc. Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs. Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people  don't  do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views. Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

  • Author: Amy Morin
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (December 23, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money

                 

2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL  BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY  BESTSELLER “ The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse  is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- Elizabeth Egan,  The New York Times From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.

  • Author: Charlie Mackesy
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-0062976581
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.62 x 8 inches

                 

3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.  For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.  Manson makes the argument, backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited - "not everybody can be extraordinary; there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault". Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.  There are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

  • Author: Mark Manson
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Personal Development, Personal Success

                 

4. How to Be Fine: What We Learned by Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book , Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they’ve learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they’d be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book , they’ve come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book’s advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she’d always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband’s phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter.  In How to Be Fine , Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they’ve learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn’t, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jolenta Greenberg
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Internet & Social Media, Podcasts & Webcasts

                 

5. Untamed


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

Number one New York Times best seller More than two million copies sold! "Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today." (Reese Witherspoon, Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick) In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, best-selling author, and "patron saint of female empowerment" ( People ) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us. Named one of the Best Books of the Year by O: The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post Cosmopolitan Marie Claire Bloomberg Parade " Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal." (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love ) This is how you find yourself. There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent - even from ourselves. For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There she is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice - the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There she is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

  • Author: Glennon Doyle
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture, Women

                 



6. The Four Agreements


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

In The Four Agreements , don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Don Miguel Ruiz has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. For more than two decades, he has guided others toward their personal freedom. Today, he continues to combine his unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern-day awareness through journeys to sacred sites around the world.

  • Author: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Personal Development, Personal Success

                 

7. How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  ·   INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others—and soon “The Holistic Psychologist” was born. Now, Dr. LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for SelfHealing as well as an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from a diversity of scientific fields and healing modalities, Dr. LePera helps us recognize how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, resulting in whole body dysfunction—activating harmful stress responses that keep us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviors can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell.  In How to Do the Work, Dr. LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.

  • Author: Dr. Nicole LePera
  • Publisher: Harper Wave (March 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0063012097
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.05 x 9 inches

                 

8. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

New York Times best seller Joining the ranks of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck , The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck , You Are a Badass , and F*ck Feelings is this refreshing, BS-free self-empowerment guide that offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations.  Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.  In Unf*ck Yourself , Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:  I am willing  I am wired to win  I got this  I embrace the uncertainty  I am not my thoughts; I am what I do  I am relentless  I expect nothing and accept everything  Lead the life you were meant to have - Unf*ck Yourself .

  • Author: Gary John Bishop
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Personal Development, Personal Success

                 

9. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

Packed with humor, inspiration, and advice, You Are a Badass is the number one New York Times best-selling self-help book that teaches you how to get better without getting busted. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, and Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass. New audio edition - this audiobook is read by the author in a fresh new unabridged production and features an exclusive interview with the author.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jen Sincero
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Personal Development, Personal Success

                 

10. Coffee Self-Talk: 5 Minutes a Day to Start Living Your Magical Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Happiness Self-Help - August 2021

Coffee Self-Talk is a powerful, life-changing routine that takes only 5 minutes a day . What if you could wake up every morning feeling more incredible than ever before… in 5 minutes? Living the most epic life! Your mind mastered! Your life on a path to shimmering happiness!  Coffee Self-Talk transforms your life by boosting your self-esteem, filling you with happiness, and helping you attract the magical life you dream of living. And, very importantly, it creates feelings of wholeness and worthiness. All this, with your next cup of coffee .     Live your legendary life     Learn to love yourself, finally     Love, money, and health     Happiness, resilience, confidence     Manifest your dreams faster     Create a new magical you Are you tired of living a dull, uninspired life? Do you want to live a life of sparkling adventure and kicking butt, while reaching all of your goals?  What if you were excited to bounce out of bed, living with verve and gusto because you had purpose, unrelenting resilience , and targeted direction?   What if you were able to attain goals you never thought possible? Think about it… is there something you thought you could never do but always secretly wanted to? Author Kristen Helmstetter shares how she used the techniques in this book to find the man of her dreams and travel the world as a romance author! And what if you had all this possibility from a simple program that took only 5 minutes a day to do? You can and you will! Coffee Self-Talk is the super easy, 5-minute program to rewire your brain and help you attain any goals, whether they’re for glittering happiness, shining self-esteem, superior health, money, tranquil peace of mind, or unstoppable grit.  Includes Coffee Self-Talk programs to help with:     Living a magical life     Changing habits     Losing weight & getting fit and strong     Achieving health & longevity     Finding wealth, success & prosperity     Finding an awesome mate     Being an amazing parent (fertility, too!)     Self-talk for kids Or maybe you want to stop a bad habit, like over-eating, or to start good one, like meditation. From specific goals to peace and happiness, the sky is the limit. All with your next delicious cup of coffee. You can do it! Best yet? You’ll love Coffee Self-Talk because it’s not a boring “to-do.” It’s fun and effective! So if you want to wake up grinning from ear to ear, happier than you've ever been, and living an incredible life, then Coffee Self-Talk is for you.  If you have things you want to do with your life, but you don’t know where to begin, then Coffee Self-Talk is the answer . And if you have dreams you thought were too big, or you didn’t know how to make them come true, then Coffee Self-Talk will help you.  The days of rolling out of bed feeling down and crappy are over. Now is the time to live your best, most magical life ever. No matter how old you are, or what your circumstances, Coffee Self-Talk will work for you! It’s time to wake up and take control of your mind and your life.  Get Coffee Self-Talk today!

  • Author: Kristen Helmstetter
  • Publisher: Green Butterfly Press (August 31, 2020)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Creativity
  • ISBN: 978-0982372265
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches