Sometimes it can be difficult to make a change. Even if you really want to start living your life a different way, habits are hard to break, and you don’t always know how to start. Wishful Thinking Week is all about making changes that will benefit you, so we’ve put together a list of books that can give you direction and inspiration when you need it most.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide To Finding Peace In A Frantic World
One of the ways which you can begin to change your life in a gradual way is to practice the art of mindfulness. A Buddhist approach to life that focuses on the immediate present, it is a way of fully existing in any given moment, giving your immediate task and surroundings your full attention and appreciation, instead of constantly worrying about the future as many of us do. This book will give you a starting point for the practice, introducing you to a concept that has helped people achieve peace for hundreds of years.
7 Habits of Highly Successful People
A book for both our personal and professional lives, 7 Habits has been a consistent seller since its initial publication in 1989. The book attempts to help you develop your personality in different ways that will benefit you in all areas of life, nurturing confidence, charisma, and capability. A well-rounded self-help book for anyone trying to improve themselves.
The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment
This book has helped millions of people get in touch with spirituality and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Explaining complicated concepts in simple language, this book examines multiple ways to live your life in a more rewarding and immediate way.
The 48 Laws Of Power
An examination of the concept of power, this book provides a historical context through the lives of famous historical figures, then analyses how they lived the way they did. From this it teaches you how to emulate them, and explains the different kinds of power one can wield. There are rules to achieving and maintaining power, and this book does a wonderful job of making them clear and easy to implement in your own life.
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
Based on scientific facts, this books presents a way to achieve more lasting happiness through looking at your life, your brain, and your choice in a rational way, and making logical changes from there. Focusing on the practical side of self-help, it gives you tools and insights into the human mind that allow you to change your own perception of yourself and your behaviours.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, And How To Change
The Power of Habits looks at the science behind habit, what drives us to find and form patterns, and how to break out of negative or limiting ones. Looking at successful people in history, we are shown how a large amount of their success can be attributed to simple habits they repeated every day. With this in mind, you can begin to start rewriting your destiny by the simple act of developing new habits.
Do The Work: Overcome Resistance And Get Out Of Your Own Way
Self-sabotage is one of the most devastating and destructive forces set against us, all coming from within our own subconscious. This book will help you realise how you’re setting yourself up to fail, and then you can begin to start correcting those negative behaviours.
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