There are books for entertainment, books for motivation, books for self-growth, and then there are books for a good lifestyle. which pushes you to do your best, questions you about the existence of yourself, and helps to find the purpose of your life.
A good lifestyle doesn’t mean to become wealthy and successful in your life, but it means to become prosperous. Prosper in terms of your health, prosper with a healthy mind, maintain a healthy relationship with your family and friends, and become a respectable human being in society and the workplace. People somewhere or other lack these things. Besides all the success in their lives, some people lack health, suffer from bad habits, or become entangled in bad relationships.
In this article, I have mentioned some of the top eleven must-read books to improve your lifestyle. These books changed the lives of millions. So whether you are having health-related issues, fighting obesity, addiction to alcohol consumption, difficulties in establishing a habit of keeping yourself motivated to achieve your goal, these eleven books will help you a lot.
11 Must Read books for a Good Lifestyle
1. The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
The book published in Dec 2018, the author Robin Sharma handcrafted this book over a meticulous four-year period. This book helps discover the benefit of the early raising habits that made accomplished ambitious results while ascending their happiness, helpfulness, and feeling of aliveness.
The concept of the 5 AM club by Robin Sharma over 20 years ago, which was based on a morning routine that helped his client to maximize their productivity, improving their health, and achieving their goals.
The books also give the formula that one can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and to get the most out of the day.
2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
Ever heard the word BlueZone, longevity, flow, tai chi, yoga, resilience, etc. Well, if you are new to these words, then you must read this book. As the word, Ikigai means having a direction or purpose of one’s life.
The book was first published in April 2016. The book is based on the author who conducted an interview with a total of 100 people in Okinawa and Ogimi (a Rural town in japan) to find the secret to long life, where there are 24.55 people over the age of 100 for every 100,000 inhabitants, far more than the global average.
The author, through this book, said that our Ikigai is hidden deep inside each of us. Once you find your Ikigai pursuing it and nurturing it every day will bring meaning to your life.
3. The Book of Joy, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The Book of Joy was first published on September 20, 2016. This book is not religious if you think Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written it, but this book crosses all political, religious, and ethnic boundaries speaking to us as human beings living on this Earth to another human being.
The book explores how to live joyous and full life amid all the havoc, wickedness, and sorrow in our daily life.
The book outline the “Eight Pillars of Joy” Perspective, Humility, Humor, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Compassion, Generosity.
4. This Naked Mind By Annie Grace
Today the world is suffering from alcohol consumption. So many lives, many families are destroyed by alcohol. The book “This Naked Mind” helped thousands of people changing their relationships forever with alcohol.
“The naked mind” was published first in 2015, where the author Annie Grace offers a positive solution through this book. As many people whose lives are hugely affected by the consumption of alcohol. Yet, despite all this, they resist change as they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol.
“The Naked Mind” gives freedom from alcohol and helps to remove psychological dependencies so that people will not crave alcohol. Through the humor and unique mix of science in storytelling, the book helped so many people cherish their life and make them more social and happy.
5. How Not To Die by Dr Michael Greger, M.D.
The book was first published in Dec 2015; the author Dr. Michael Greger inspired writing this book by his grandmother, who went through several Heart bypass because of a lousy diet until one-day T.V program changed her life forever where she switched to a plant-based diet and regular exercise that helped her lived for another 30 years.
In the half of the book, the author insisted in the book “How Not to Die” of some disease or bad diet by using scientific evidence and then talks about the tips for improving diet by increasing whole food and avoiding commercially processed food and animal food.
6. Atomic Habits by James Clear
The book was published in 2018. The author and the world-renown habits expert James Stated in the book that the people who want to change their life don’t need to think big. Instead, they should make a habit of small decisions like doing 1 min plank, waking up 5 minutes early, etc., which he calls “Atomic Habit.”
This innovative book reveals how these minute changes can change lives and affect one’s life positively.
The author also talked about simple life hacks and some inspiring stories of Olympic gold medals and leading CEOs and distinguished scientists who used these tiny habits and stayed productive, motivated, and happy.
7. The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung
What if I tell you that there is a book that will give information about your health, but also helps to fight obesity and helps you reach your health or weight loss goal. Well, I am talking about “The Obesity Code, ” written by Dr Jason Fung.
The book first published in December 2015. Dr Jason Fung is one of the leading specialists in Intermittent fasting. So he wrote “The Obesity Code”, which is about Intermittent Fasting.
Even if you have no interest in fasting, this book will help you learn incredible things that will change your perspective about food and weight loss. So if you are planning to lose some weight, this book should be your top priority to read and recommend books for a good lifestyle.
8. Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
The book “Think and grow rich” published way back in 1937 is a motivational novel. Why have I added this book here? Because this book is one of the best self-help and motivational book I have ever come across. One must need the motivation to work on their lifestyle. It is very compulsory, and this book will definitely help you to keep motivated.
This book will change the way you think as the author worked with America’s top entrepreneurs and saw himself what works for them to be successful and what didn’t.
So if you are the one who is looking to be successful soon, then you should definitely read this book.
9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
This book was published in September 2016. the author Mark Manson tries to say through this book that people should stop trying to be positive all time and get to know their limitations and accept them.
For the years, we have been told that to stay happy and prosperous, one has to think positive, but The author has a different viewpoint on this.
In a world full of chaos, the book says one cannot ignore negativity and pretend to think positive life does not work like this anymore. Instead, one should stop running and should start confronting the hard truth of their life.
10. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis.
Girl, Stop Apologizing” was published in March 2019. Author Rachel Hollis through this book talks about women who often afraid of achieving their own goal, fearful of being embarrassed, falling sort of perfection, and being judged for having ambitions.
The author also talks about the problem women face. Women had to define themselves whether as mother, wife, daughter or as a friend.
The book “Girl, Stop Apologizing” encourages the women to find themselves who they are what they are meant to be. The book also helps them own their hopes, desires, and goals and reminds them that they don’t need permission for what she wants and achieve their dreams and goals.
11. Indistractable by Nir Eyal
As you know, I’m talking about the books for a good lifestyle, and for a good lifestyle you must have set some goals, but sometimes or most of the time you get distracted from work, that may be the notification from your phone or anything like that.
We can say that distraction is our biggest threat, or we can say obstacle between us and our goal.
Indistractable by Nir Eyal was published in August 2019, which discloses the hidden psychology letting us to distraction. Indistractable also helps in getting the best of our technology without letting it get the best of us.
Indistractable provides practical and simpler technique to control your attention and help you achieve your goal without distraction
These books mentioned above were quite helpful for me, after reading these book, especially “The 5 AM Code”, “Ikigai”, “Atomic Habit”, “Indistractable”, and “Think and Grow Rich” changed my perspective upon myself, I started to look and think differently about myself. These books also motivate me to read the other six books which I have mentioned besides this.
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