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The top 10 best books on happiness (and how they help)

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The top 10 Best Books on happiness

Best books on happiness – that’s something useful to search for indeed!  There are some absolutely awesome options out there. Let me share some of them with you!

It is absolutely the biggest common denominator EVER!

Ask anyone what they really want out of life, and they’ll mostly have the same reply- happiness. From the goals, we chase to the friends we make- everything zeros down to us trying to be happy. It is often said that happiness is a choice, and if it really is, how exactly do we make it?

That’s what you’re about to discover! Keep reading to discover the top 10 best books on happiness you can get your hands on to discover happiness in its truest form!

 

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Our best books on happiness list

Here we go…..

The Art of Happiness

This one’s on top of our list, and for a very good reason- consider it your 1 on 1 conversation with the Dalai Lama! Give this book a read, and you’ll be able to find answers to some of your most pressing questions, and get pointers and tips from Dalai Lama himself to find peace, happiness and the inner calm you’ve been craving.

Who doesn’t love this wonderful man?

 

 

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The art of happiness by the Dalai Lama

 

Stumbling On Happiness

Written by a Harvard professor, this book can be super refreshing as opposed to other self-help books you might come across. It reveals how the mind works, and how years of conditioning has caused our minds to think in a limited way, which is what truly gets in our way of happiness. The book helps you become more self-aware of your negative beliefs, and in turn, attempts to transform you into a happier person.

 

 

Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert

 

The Happiness Advantage

This rather simple book puts forth 7 simple and actionable principles to help you in all areas of your life- from boosting your career growth to making you feel healthier, and therefore, happier. It offers practical advice to help you enter a more positive state of mind to help you achieve extraordinary results in your life.

 

The happiness advantage by Shawn Achor

 

10% Happier

10% Happier is another top choice, and one of the most recommended books in the self-help category. If you’re someone who’s struggling with anxiety and stress, this one could be an excellent read that could help you get control of yourself. The book focuses on meditation and its powers, and how it can all help you find happiness in life.

10% happier – How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story by Dan Harris

 

Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness is a book crafted by the best- who is also known as the father of positive psychology. Here, Martin talks about how you can put the best of what you have to use to improve your life. In the book, you’ll find many practical advice and tests to keep you going, and by the end of it, you will also have discovered your signature strength to make your world a happier place.

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman

 

 

 

 

The Magic of Thinking Big

If you’ve ever read about the Law of Attraction, you’re probably already familiar with this one! The Magic of Thinking Big has been one of the most popular books in the category and focuses on sheer force of determination to help you achieve success in life. It also talks about the power of your mind, how you can do anything that you ‘believe’ you can do, and how you can use it to your advantage to shape a happier future for yourself.

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz

 

The Happiness Project

Last, but not the least, if you’re looking for a straight-forward book that lets you find happiness without making huge changes in your life, this is it! The book encourages you to focus on setting small yet measurable goals for yourself in different areas of your life in order to find happiness- right from going to bed early to get organized and so on. You’ll find this book to be funny and relatable and extremely motivating!

The happiness project   by Gretchen Rubin

 

 

Create your Own Happy

This is my own book but you know what I would absolutely include it anyway, it is rather fabulous!

Create your own Happy is an illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self-esteem!

Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! From speaking in front of your class to standing up for others; planting a seed bomb outdoors or making your own happy playlist, making a recycling monster to paying kindness forward, learn how to Create Your Own Happy!

 

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Create your own happy  by Becky Goddard Hill and Penny Alexander

 

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

In this highly praised book, Derren Brown draws on classical and ancient psychology and philosophy, as well as his own experiences too, to uncover how we can truly be happy.

 

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine  by Derren Brown

 

Happiness by Design

I saved the best for last here I think. Paul Dolan totally and absolutely believes we can design our own happy life and he’s shown us how. I love this book it is so positive and so optimistic and it makes you feel absolutely in control. Paul’s book suits me as I am a proactive person and this book reveals that wellbeing isn’t about how we think – it’s about what we do. Interesting and tangible absolutely one of the very best books on happiness

 

 

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

 

 

The best books on happiness list

So there you go the 10 best books on happiness and how they can help you. Your happiness is so important giving some time and focus too it allows you to nurture it, guide it and grow it. Try learning a little about how it works and how you can enable it to flourish.

It may be one of the very best things you ever do – do you have any books you woud  add to this best books on happiness list?

 

Further reading

You might also like my post on 14 simple ways to help kids be happy with life

I have alos writeten a post on why is synchronicity happening to me that you might like to look at on your journey to joy

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