Feeling Down? TOP 5 Inspirational Books To Read

Everyone goes through hard times at some point. It is so easy to get into the negative thinking pattern. That pattern might even become a habit (just like brushing your teeth first thing in the morning)  if you are not careful.

Are you feeling a little bit down lately? Is your mind holding onto negative thoughts? Grab these awesome self-help books to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start fresh. Here is my TOP 5 List.

1. Louis-Hay – You Can Heal Your Life


You Can Heal Your Life

Hands down the best work of self-healing ever published. When was the last time you truly loved yourself? What do you say to yourself when you look into the mirror? Do you notice all the so-called flaws and imperfections and criticize yourself? Do you feel like something doesn’t work in your life and you still have the problem you have had since forever? Do you suffer from self-hatred and guilt?

If the answer is yes, this book is for you. The philosophy of  Louis Hay is really simple: We are all responsible for all of our experiences, good and bad. What creates our experiences? Our thoughts. Every thought we think creates our future. But what if your thoughts are always negative? Does it mean you are stuck and will have a ” not-so-promising” future? NO.  The best news is that the thought is only a thought and that thought can be changed with positive affirmations. Louis hay will show you HOW.

This book teaches how to release resentment, guilt, self-hatred and past trauma and start loving yourself no matter who you are. You might find yourself experiencing some resistance to change while reading the book. Thoughts like ” This won’t work for me” might linger in your mind. Don’t give up and throw the book away. Take a break and come back.

If you are serious about improving the quality of your life, I highly recommend this book.

2. Anthony Robbins- Awaken the Giant Within

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

The one thing that makes this book outstanding is the science of neuro-associative conditioning ( NAC). Anthony Robbins isn’t the regular ” Just Think Positively” kind of teacher.

According to him, there is only one effective way to change our behavior and get what we want out of life: We must link unbearable and immediate sensation of pain to our old behavior. So that we will feel pain whenever our old habits come back. No one likes to feel pain, right?

If you are wondering how to link pain to old behavior, Anthony Robbins created six-steps of NAC that will guide you through the process.

This book is for everyone who needs a no-nonsense approach to change.

3. Richard Carlson- Don’t Sweat Small Stuff


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series)

Rule Number 1:

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff

Rule Number 2:

  • It’s all small stuff

Has your car broken down when you needed it the most? Forgotten your cell phone when you get out of the home in the morning? Dealing with bad news?

Everything seems like a such a big deal right now, especially when you rush around and trying to solve problems. However, none of them will matter in 10 years time ( even in one year).

Ask yourself one question whenever you have a problem. Would it really matter after a year? If the answer is yes, change things that can be changed and accept those that cannot be changed.

4. David Schwartz- The Magic of Thinking Big


The Magic of Thinking Big

Think big, and you will live big.

Is a high achiever five times smarter than you? Probably not. Does that person has 25 hours a day? NO. So what is the difference between an average achiever and a high achiever?

High-achievers possess one thing that the most people don’t have. That is the ability to think big and the belief that they can move the mountain. The belief generates the power, skill, and energy to do great things. If you believe I-CAN-DO-IT, your mind develops ways to HOW-TO-DO-IT. It is that simple.

Grab this book when you feel your overall progress is slowing down. This book is for everyone who wants to live big.

5. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer – Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life


Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

“Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life”  is based on the philosophy of Tao Te Ching – an ancient Chinese book that describes a way of living that is balanced, moral and spiritual. Every chapter of this book contains unique wisdom and insight that will take your spirituality to the next level.

This book contains 81 verses of Tao that is designed to help you to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world.

Feeling chaotic and need some peace in your life? You will find what you are looking for in this book.


What is the best self- help book you have ever read? Feel free to comment and suggest.

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