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4 Must-Read Books for When You Need a Pick-Me-Up in Life

There comes a time in most of our lives when we hit a wall. When we can no longer muster up motivation and excitement from within ourselves or our environment (or actually, we can’t even pinpoint what exactly is lacking.) This is when it becomes time to look for some outside answers with the aid of books.

There is an abundance of stimulating self-help books and encouraging biographies by those who have overcome struggles out there ready to provide the inspiration you need. If you think you’re at the point where you need some direction or a bit of a pick-me-up try one of these inspiring works!

Spirit Junkie 

If you have ever struggled with any type of addiction or low point in your life, this is a must-read. In Spirit Junkie, Gabrielle Bernstein describes her journey back from rock bottom and how she transitioned her perceptions. She began choosing to see the world with love over fear and created a life that she was always psyched for.

The Happiness Project

Are you a Type-A personality who feels stuck or as though you’re letting the days just pass by? This is the exact book to get you out of that rut and into trying new routines and tasks! The Happiness Project follows Gretchen Rubin on a year long journey of adventures as she focuses on the little things that really matter in terms of one’s happiness.

Better Than Before

Habits are the building blocks of our everyday lives. If there is a goal you want to reach or a personal quirk you want to change, then you must focus on what you are doing each and every day to take the necessary steps to get there. Do you automatically brush your teeth in the morning? Do you wish you could automatically exercise in the morning as well? In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin shows the process to making your goals actually become just another habit.  

5 Love Languages

While you may personally need a pick-me-up in life at the moment, another factor may be that your relationship needs a refresher. If you have been in a rut or just think there could be ways in which you and your partner could communicate better, give this quick read a try. In The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman gives a plethora of realistic suggestions on how to make sure you are getting what you need from your relationship and that you are expressing love clearly.

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