[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from these links, I will receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you![/dropshadowbox]I am naturally a negative person. I seem to have issues, that stem from my childhood, that are often hard for me to look past. I have tried taking the advice of friends and family, in order to change my perspective, but it hasn’t been successful. Now, I am turning to books. Here are 4 books that I am reading to change my perspective.
The Chemistry of Joy:
The Chemistry of Joy presents Dr. Emmons’s natural approach to depression — supplemented with medication if necessary — blending the best of Western science and Eastern philosophy to create your body’s own biochemistry of joy.
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting:
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids is based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish.
Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life:
Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ”Wake up to the miracle you are,” he directs.
The Bell Jar:
The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under — maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies.
Here are a few other things that I am recommending for stress relief and a change in perspective:
Cheer the F*ck Up: An Irreverently Positive Adult Coloring Book:
Give yourself a pat on the back. Own your own badass-ness. Tell the one you love how much you f*cking love them, with a little sugar and snark. This irreverently positive coloring book will not only help you relax and unwind, it will leave you with a sense of ‘Hell Yeah!’ after the world has tried to have its way with you. Cheer the F*ck Up is perfect for you if you like your self-help with a bit of sass, and your affirmations with a little piss and vinegar.
Happy Joy Essential Oil Blend Roll-On Bottle by Simply Earth:
The Happy Joy Blend smells so good and citrus-y! Citrus makes me happy, doesn’t it make you happy?
I am also thinking about getting a Gratitude Journal, to help me on my journey to become a more positive person, with a new perspective.