Blog > Find Happiness This Year With Inspiration From These 9 Books

Posted January 8, 2020

This year a lot of people are adding happiness to their new years resolutions. There is a 100 day challenge that every day you submit a picture of what made you happy for 100 days! There is the hashtag #100happydays that you use on your photos. Click here for the link to the website with all of the details. 

Read on to see the books in this selection.

The Little Book Of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness.

How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We’ve made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of Americans can’t find an adequate reason to check the “yes” box on the happiness questionnaire. In this audiobook, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, Max Lucado presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change a person from the inside out.

Happiness Is A Choice You Make by John Leland

In 2015, John Leland set out to meet people aged 85 and up and encountered individuals living lives of unexpected contentment. This collection of their lessons emphasizes the influence we wield over the quality of our own lives.

The Four Sacred Secrets by Preethaji and Krishnaji

In the bestselling tradition of The Four Agreements, learn how to access the hidden power of consciousness, shed anxiety, and cultivate a life of wealth and happiness with this eye-opening and accessible guide outlining the four keys to success–from the founders of the revolutionary O&O Academy.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis is sounding a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people–whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee–instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Happy Brain by Dean Burnett

Examines cutting edge theories on the science of emotion and interviews with people presumed to be “happy” to investigate where happiness comes from, why humans need it so much, and what it has to do with the human brain.

Ikigai by Héctor García

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai — the happiness of always being busy — as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.

Awakening Your Ikigai by Ken Mogi

Ikigai is a Japanese phenomenon commonly understood as “your reason to get up in the morning.” Ikigai can be small moments: the morning air, a cup of coffee, a compliment. It can also be deep convictions: a fulfilling job, lasting freiendships, balanced health. Whether big or small, your ikigai is the path to success and happiness in your own life.

Lagom (not too little, not too much): the Swedish art of living a balanced, happy life by Niki Brantmark

By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.

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