After years of dealing with a pandemic, the cost of living soaring and the tension in Europe and Russia, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed and the need to switch off.
If your idea of winding down for the day is to put your feet up and get lost in a good book, we have listed 9 of our favourite wellness reads for you to get stuck into.
These books include advice on how to live a happier, healthier and a more care-free lifestyle.
Reading these books could help to enhance your career as happy employees are generally more productive, more driven to achieve their goals and more engaged with the business.
All that’s left for you to do is find the book which is right for you and get stuck in!
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Referring to finding comfort, pleasure and warmth, the Danish concept of Hygge describes the encompassing feeling of contentment and wellbeing that is felt by appreciating the little things in life.
Pronounced as hoo-ga, the concept is said to be the sensation felt when cuddled up on the sofa under a throw, sheltering inside from a storm, or the feeling of being with a loved one whilst you share comfort food and a good conversation. In other words, a feeling of home and safety.
Danish people are said to be the happiest in the world, so if you are looking for a book to change your mindset and leave you feeling calm and content, The Little Book of Hygge could be exactly what you are searching for.
The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory and Joy in Just 3 Weeks
The Brain Fog Fix provides readers with a 3 week programme designed to restore the brain with serotonin, dopamine and cortisol, 3 of its most important chemicals.
If you feel as though you suffer from ‘scatter brain’ and that the thoughts in your head are all over the place, this book aims to help you think more clearly and get your head back in order.
By taking small steps, The Brain Fog Fixwill help you to achieve changes in different aspects of your life, remember more accurately and think more creatively.
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters and How to Harness It
Written by Psychologist Ethan Kross, this book looks at how negative thoughts, coined as ‘Chatter’, can have a significant impact on both a person’s physical and mental health.
With helpful tips on how to flip negative self-talk into a positive mindset, this book aims to help its readers live a healthier and more productive life.
If you are struggling with your inner voice and find yourself constantly criticising everything you do, this book will harness you with the tools to change your thoughts from negative to positive.
Body Love: A Journal
As a certified Holistic Nutritionist and wellness expert, Kelly Leveque has created a 90 day journal to be used alongside her best selling Body Love books.
The journal contains tools to help its users apply Kelly’s nutrition lessons to their own life, whilst being able to personalise these if needed.
If you are looking for a helping hand to guide you with making healthier food choices, this bookis exactly what you need.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Whilst sleeping might not be something you think about too deeply, there are a variety of reasons as to why a good night's sleep is so important to our mental and physical development.
In this book, Matthew Walker Ph.D takes the complex issue of sleep and explains it clearly whilst using scientific evidence to back up his knowledge.
If you are looking to understand more about one of the most important aspects of our life, this book will take you through everything you need to know.
Clean Mind, Clean body
Described as a life-changing detox for your body and mind, this book is the reset button which you’ve been looking for.
Readers are given the chance to change their physical and mental wellbeing for the better through an immersive experience that explores self-care.
If you find yourself constantly distracted and out of touch with your mind and body, this book is definitely one to read!
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
Translated from the Japanese for ‘continuous improvement’, Kaizen principles are used throughout this book to help people with a range of needs.
Whether you want to quit smoking, eat better or learn how to appreciate a loved one more, this book will guide and counsel anyone wanting to change a habit.
The author, Robert Maurer ph.D, suggests that taking baby steps is the best way to achieve your goal and avoid feeling overwhelmed when trying to make the change.
This bookcomes highly recommended if you need some extra motivation and willpower.
Happy Not Perfect
Wellness founder, Poppy Jamie, is dedicated to sharing science-backed methods that we can all use to help our mental health.
After suffering from chronic anxiety herself, Poppy was able to use her ‘Four-Step Flex Framework’ set out in the book.
The method allows readers to reshape negative thought pathways and unravel emotional blockages.
This book also teaches its readers to become more adaptable in an uncertain and ever-changing world.
Possibly the most well-known of our book recommendations, The Secret sets out to teach readers how to manifest and create their own success in all aspects of their life.
The book contains guidance from modern-day teachers who explain how using The Secret will help you discover a hidden power within you.
This revelation of this power is said to bring joy to all aspects of a person’s life.
With stories of eradicating disease, overcoming hurdles and acquiring mass wealth, The Secret is perfect for those wanting to attract a big change within their circumstances.
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