Life tends to be pretty busy. We are involved in our careers, taking care of the family, maintaining friendships and the household. But how do you attain peace when a million things are happening at once? While some find peace of mind in exercise or painting, I find it reading books.
The act of reading is wonderfully relaxing in itself, cosily nestled on the couch with a rug and a cup of tea. But when the relaxed feeling from turning pages is not enough, consider reading a book whose subject will help you find the inner peace you need. A good book can transport you to another world and provide distraction from daily reality. But don't go for an exciting page-turner, because that drives you to keep on reading and so miss out on your night's sleep. Instead, opt for inspiring reading matter.
Tip: Read in the evening before going to sleep, and drift into slumber feeling nicely Zen.
1. Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé – Jason Wachob
There is no all-encompassing definition for a 'good existence'. Yet with this book, Jason Wachob aims to guide you on your personal journey. The emphasis is on experiences rather than careers. A 'rich' life is a life full of new experiences, people and positive thoughts instead of 'rich' as in heaps of money.
2. Stronger than ever - Brené Brown
It's not always easy to live a courageous life. It's inevitable that we will eventually stumble. But how do you rise strong again after a fall? Brené Brown's book describes this process. She is known for her strong TED Talk about the power of vulnerability.
3. The flow of happiness - Emma Seppälä
Everyone wants to be happy and successful. And yet this is elusive for many people. According to Emma Seppälä, happiness is not the outcome of success, but its very basis. In this book, she explains how you can use the science of happiness for lasting success in your life.