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Top Books for Less Stress and More Happiness

There are wonderful books to read to escape the realities of life such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But, none of us can really use a wand to magically get the dishes done and we have to face reality eventually. Below is a list of amazing life-changing books that are all extremely delightful to read. Through science, research, and the author’s personal experiences, there are helpful strategies highly applicable for everyone to use towards a happier, less stressful, and charged life.

The End of Stress by Don Joseph Goewey
The End of Stress by Don Joseph Goewey

The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire your Brain by Don Joseph Goewey

Even though stress has become apart of our lives, there are ways to overcome the detrimental health consequences caused by chronic stress such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and anxiety. Goewey’s book outlines 4 useful, doable strategies to manage stress and overcome it effectively. Incorporating his tactics in any given stressful situation will reduce stress hormones flooding your body, which may help improve your health, in the long run, thus living a happier, more productive life.

The Charge by Brendon Burchard
The Charge by Brendon Burchard

The Charge: Activating The 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard

Are you stuck in life and feeling as though you are not living to your fullest potential? World-renowned high-performance coach and trainer to celebrities and world leaders including presidents of nations and Oprah, Burchard outlines 10 natural human drives such as competence, compassion, and change that we have all felt at one time or another. These drives lead us to take action of our life – either take a class to learn something new, help build a new home for a family in need through Habitat for Humanity, or going to the gym. The Charge will ignite that fire that has dimmed inside of you, and it’s the one book that even motivated our founder Teri Miyahira to change her life for the better many years ago (which resulted in her cosmetics company and editorial platforms)!

Life's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard
Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard

Life’s Golden Ticket: A Story About Second Chances by Brendon Burchard

This is the only fiction book that made our list! If you could see the future and change one thing about it, what would that be? Funny question, isn’t it? Brendon Burchard’s first published book, Life’s Golden Ticket is an extraordinary parable about the past, present, and an opportunity to change the future to make it better. We’re all given second chances (every day that we open our eyes in the morning), and Burchard’s cast of circus characters impart wisdom upon the story’s hero to take charge of his life and to take advantage of second chances.

Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson
Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson

Your brain is a fluid organ that can be trained to experience happiness in light of any situation, rather than be the organ that has biologically evolved to react to fear. From decluttering your brain of all negative thoughts, that Hanson equates to “weeds in your garden,” you can learn how to grow the garden in your mind to be plentiful of happy thoughts. This book will give you real tactics on how to see the good, in the bad.

The Mind Illuminated by John Yates
The Mind Illuminated by John Yates

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Mediation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science by John Yates, Matthew Immergut, & Jeremy Graves

An excellent step-by-step guide on how to meditate to help you reach your desired level of clarity or zen. Yates and his team also incorporate how meditation is great for your brain and its functions. Meditation helps to quiet your mind so you can become more centered, think more clearly, stay focused throughout the day, and provides a way for your brain to rest in order to stay healthy. Meditation isn’t just for gurus or religious practice anymore but rather a habit that the world’s highest-level performers (think Olympians and billionaires) do on a daily basis.

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