Good Reads To Enlighten Your Mood When You’re Feeling Stressed

A simple act like reading can do wonders for your wellbeing! A study shown that reading for at least 6 minutes a day reduces stress better than listening to music or going for a walk. Sure, there is plenty of required reading in our everyday life, like at work or on the streets. But when was the last time you read in your own accord and pleasure? If you answered “a long time ago” then why not help yourself to some great books that will not only help you meditate but will also motivate you to stay on top off your emotional and mental health.

For some short and effective stress management tips: Don’t sweat the small stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This book by Richard Carlson – a psychotherapist and a motivational speaker tells about how one can cope up with the little things in life that can drive one crazy. The book gives readers insights on how to have a less-stressing perspective on inconveniences in life. And for sure, almost all of us could relate to the different situations in every chapter of this book. Every chapter comes with new lessons and wise words from the author like “Choose your battles wisely” and “Make peace with imperfection.” Overall, this book is a straight up self-help book that will guide us on how to develop a better version of ourselves and react to daily and work stress we encounter.

For something that will make you laugh out loud: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day is a compilation of hilarious masterpieces that are based on the author’s experiences as a student. The story mostly points out to the alienation that Sedaris felt when he was acquiring fluency in French while he was in Paris. Although this book doesn’t primarily focus on how to reduce stress, it will simply have you smile unknowingly from ear to ear and for we know, there’s nothing else better to combat stress than having a few good laughs.

For something inspiring and will warm up the soul: Chicken Soup for the Soul Books

Founded by two motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a variety of books with different themes that tackles about true stories of ordinary people. Chicken Soup for the Soul is ideal for people who are finding specific inspirational boosts, such as people who are stressed out at work, someone who is starting a diet, or people who are struggling in their relationship. The books certainly aren’t miracle workers but they will help readers to see that they are not the only ones facing the same battles.

For some tear-jerking fiction: Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

This book offers to explain the tale of life here on earth and the afterlife. Five People You Meet in Heaven shows that every situation in life is connected. It will make readers realize that they are where they are supposed to be in life. The book sends a message that we should always see the bigger picture in life and try to make a lasting impact on the people we meet every day. So, if you’re someone who wants to learn meaningful lessons in life, or you just want to let out a good cry for some stress relief, then this book is something to look out for.

The next time you feel like your stress in life is adding up, open up good reads like these four books listed above and you will be surprised with how much better you feel after reading. You’ll find yourself more efficient and with a better focus on the things you have to do on your day.