Happiness is cultivated, not a blissful state in which you magically wake up. So then, how do you go about making yourself happier? The road to happiness can be a long, difficult one. You have to face a lot of unwanted feelings to reach those happy ones. Splash Tears has gathered a list of 5 books to help you live a happier life and become the best version of yourself. These books will help you improve as a person, assist you in your career path, improve your relationships, and teach you how to navigate other essential aspects of your life. Continue reading to learn more.
Cultivating Compassion – Jeffrey Hopkins
Compassionate people are happy people. Why? Because they do not put expectations on others and very little – if any, on themselves. Compassionate beings don’t spend hours pondering why that person would rage earlier on the interstate. They’ll simply wish them well and move on with their lives. The same goes for when they make a mistake. Instead of self-deprecating for days, they practice self-forgiveness and aim to do better the next time a similar situation arises. This book will teach you to stop holding grudges, release what you cannot fix, forgive, and move on. Meditation is a big part of this book which will teach you how to reach a peaceful state of mind regardless of your environment. Give it a try, and let us know how it works for you.
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Has it ever happened to you that you get home after work or a long day, and a family member asks how your day was? And then you realize that you cannot recall your day! This happens because you were not present throughout your day. You were simply going through the motions like a robot but failed to stop and enjoy the present moment. In order to make better decisions and live a happier life, it helps to be grounded in the now. In his book, The Power of Now, Tolle tells you how he went from being overly stressed and suicidal to feeling grateful for every second of his life. Grab your copy today and start enjoying a much more balanced lifestyle.
Mindfulness – Tessa Watt
Being mindful is one of those things that sounds much easier said than done. Mindfulness educator, Tessa Watt, nailed this one down. In her straightforward guide, she teaches you how to remove the clutter from your brain and have a still mind. Her book has a much more western approach and is easy to understand. Still, its poignancy and directness make it a classic in the field of mindfulness. Get your copy and see your mind work differently.
7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra wrote a very digestible book. The words flow easily, and it’s simple to understand. His seven rules will teach you how to live more consciously and with purpose, direct your energy towards the important stuff, and make a difference in the lives of those around you. Start creating the life you desire with the help of Chopra’s book and website.
Attached – Amir Levine
Interpersonal relationships are a big part of our lives, whether we want them or not. A simple trip to the grocery store can mean having to interact with 2-3 people. So, how do you strengthen your relationships, from a coworker to a boyfriend or wife? This book will help you significantly by teaching you your attachment style and why that is yours. You will learn how things from your childhood dictated your attachment style and how to improve it. Give it a go, and let us know your favorite part.
Being in a state of consciousness and happiness requires work from you, but it’s not impossible. Commit to doing your best and chasing your happiness daily. When you make your mental state of priority, other things fall in place easier. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms or the books, make you tear up, hydrate, and refresh your eyes with the powerful formula of Splash Tears. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for more career and lifestyle content.