There are days when we do not wish to do anything, even the basic chores. We feel low, our energy and willingness to engage in something is almost nil.
Such days can be very overwhelming. It can also take a toll on our mental health. This is why it is important to take care of yourselves when you feel lost.
We are not experts. But, as humans, we all have breakdowns at some point in time and it is completely fine to not be fine.
Through this article, we just want to help you deal with this phase. Being that, we have sorted out some books for you that can make you feel better. Here is the list of these books.
The Art of Happiness
Written by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler and published in the year 1998, this book showcases an interesting format where Howard is interviewing the Dalai Lama.
As we all know, Cutler is a psychiatrist and through this interview, he tries to understand the meaning and purpose of life according to the Dalai Lama. And the lying Lama has given some beautiful and inspiring answers and has shared his beliefs about the purpose of life. He believes that the sole purpose of life is to be happy. And most importantly nobody else can make you happy but you yourself. This is a very powerful book and will give you a fresh insight into understanding the meaning of life and happiness. There are also some techniques and tools used in this book that can be utilized by you to create a more happy existence.
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
This book is more like a guide that will help you develop life’s most important skill which is being happy. It is written by doctor Ricard. Is a French Buddhist monk and a doctor in molecular genetics. The book consists of various ways and techniques through which happiness can be manifested. It is based on extensive research and experience. The author claims happiness is not a matter of luck or chance. It comes from consistent practice. It is a skill like other skills, for example, writing, cooking et cetera. To practice the skill you require a lot of dedication and persistence. And another important thing is that you have to be patient with the results. This book is highly recommended.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
This book is written by Eckhart Tolle. More than 2 million copies of this book have been sold worldwide. It has been translated into over 30 languages. The book takes the readers on a spiritual journey to find their true selves. It is an inspiring book that will help the readers reach the ultimate truth about personal growth and spirituality and will help them discover the light. The author has talked about enlightenment and the biggest roadblock to attain that is our mind. He explains to the readers how they need to drop their rule of creating pain and have a pain-free identity. It also shares certain ways that can help the readers to live fully by being in the present. This is a must-read book.
A book by Paulo Coelho, such a heart-touching and enlightening book. The book inspires the readers to follow their hearts and have faith in their dreams. By doing that, they will certainly find the treasure of their life. The author claims that we are the creators of our destiny and we need to be dedicated towards our goals and once we do that, the whole universe will help us achieve that. This book is highly recommended.
The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive
Written by Brendan Burchard, this book shares ten powerful ways to activate human dreams. It will make you feel motivated and alive. It is very easy to read a book that will help you infuse the spark into your life. It is based on the idea of human drives and how their consciousness can completely change the narrative of life. To know the details, do read this book.
The Four Agreements
“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
“This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey
This book has been a New York Times bestseller for over a decade. It has been translated into 46 foreign languages worldwide. In this book, the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs. He cleans that it is these beliefs that take away the joy from my life and all we are left with is pain and suffering. It is based upon the ancient concept of Toltec wisdom. It offers a powerful code of conduct that will help you transform your life and experience freedom, happiness, and love.
The Mastery of Love
“Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltec: the Mastery of Love.” — Don Miguel Ruiz
This book is a practical guide with will offer you a new insight into relationships and love. Written by Don Miguel Ruiz, it is also based on the concept of Toltec wisdom. The author claims that you cannot love anyone else until you learn to love yourself. This is an amazing book that can really help you develop healthy relationships and make them more meaningful. Having healthy relationships can actually help you deal with your emotional breakdowns. The author has also talked about how domestication and the image of perfection can lead to self-destruction and self-rejection. A controlling attitude can actually destroy most of the relationships and the book also teaches the art of accepting and forgiving ourselves and others.
Hermann Hesse has written this book. This book is all about self-discovery. This book is set in Germany in 1922. It promotes the philosophies of eastern religions and western individualism. It gives a unique vision of life and talks in detail about a man’s quest for meaning. It is basically the story of the quest of Siddhartha. He was the wealthy Indian Brahmin who gave away the life of privilege and comfort and embarked on a journey of spiritual fulfillment. It is full of lessons on love, work, friendship, and relationships.
“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” – Phil Jackson.
The author was one of the leading coaches of the Chicago Bulls. He was known for his Zen approach. In this thought-provoking memoir, he has explained in detail how he helps his clients to have clarity in mind, how to be respectful even to their enemies, and be aggressive without being violent or angry. These lessons are not only applicable to his clients but to other people too.
Tuesdays with Morrie
This is a number one New York Times bestseller. This book is a conversation of the author Mitch Albom with Morrie, his college professor. The professor gives his students lectures on a lot of topics like love, relationships, happiness, money, and family. Each and every lecture was given by the teacher is thought-provoking- this is a highly recommended book.