Do you feel as though you need to invest a little in yourself right now? It’s not just at the beginning of the year where we need to give ourselves a little TLC and work on some self-improvement – in fact, it’s something we should be aiming to do as much as possible. So whether you want to work on nourishing your body, soothing your soul or clearing your mind, here are some of the best books to do so.
The Happy Kitchen by Rachel Kelly
Working alongside nutritional therapist, Alice Mackintosh, Rachel Kelly has put together a range of recipes and meals designed to boost your energy, reduce low mood and balance your hormones. Studies have shown that there is a link between what we eat and how we feel, including how well we sleep and our stress levels, so in this book, you’ll find meal plans, shopping lists, and ideas for meals that will help balance you.
Shine: Rediscovering your energy, happiness, and purpose by Andy Cope and Gavin Oattes
If you’ve found yourself feeling a little less than shiny recently, it may be time to pick this book up! If you don’t want a super serious self-help book, then you might be glad for Shine, as it takes a more humorous look at the genre and aims to give you a personal reboot with new software!
Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life by Hector Garcia
Your Ikigai is your ‘reason to live’ or ‘reason to jump out of bed in the morning,’ and in finding the perfect balance between the fulfillment of your needs, ambitions, desires, and satisfaction, you will find happiness. This book aims to help you unlock the secret of your Ikigai and use it to change your life for the better. There’s a reason it’s a bestseller and has many passionate followers!
Energy speaks: Messages from spirit on living, loving and awakening by Lee Harris
If you’re looking for some spiritual guidance and emotional healing, Lee Harris is the author for you. As well as empowering you to focus on what is important to you, he also instructs you on how you can invoke the assistance of angels and spirit guides. Transform your life and break free from your limitations by reading this fantastic book.
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
If there are two people who know about staying positive in the face of oppression and hardships, it’s His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is a book that could change your entire life if you let it. Oprah Winfrey is a big fan, and if it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for us!
We all know that the secret to happiness is buying new books, and when they are books explicitly designed to improve your life, then even better! So don’t think of this as adding to your TBR list, but instead as an investment in yourself.