9 Books on Happiness (Happiness books to lead a better life)
Best Happiness books.... Who wouldn't like to be a little happier?
Although I am very content with my life, I can ensure you that increased happiness appeals to me too!
Happiness is an area of personal development I tend to avoid. While confidence, contentment and satisfaction are things I like to encourage, I have always shied away from much of the "increase happiness" training in personal development. I feel that, while there is good stuff in this area, there is also a lot of scams and huckstering.
The few books I have chosen for this section of my top habit book list, all pass the basic, "smell test". They are scientifically backed and take a reasoned and measured approach to their topics. No huckstering here! These books really do give some knowledge that can help you improve your quality of life and hopefully increase your general happiness and satisfaction. Whether you are searching for happiness alone or just looking to make yourself happier these books will do the trick for you.
Happiness/Quality of Life improvement Books
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenmentby by Eckhart Tolle
- Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being by Linda Graham MFT
- The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky
- The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
- Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson
- Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E.P. Seligman
- The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson
- Be Happy Now: 7 Tried-And-True Secrets To Enjoying Your Life (7 Minute Change Book 3) by Mark L. Messick
- Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
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Are there happiness books missing from this list? Are there books on happiness that shouldn't be here? Do you find this list useful? Do you have any favorites? Make sure to let me know in the comments on the the main page of the 175+ Best Habit Books List