We all live such hectic lives- between work, family life and trying to balance that with a social life we tend to forget about the most important element- ourselves. Mindfulness is a huge part of personal development and any successful person will tell you that once they began to look after their own mind, everything else just fell into place. Once you are more aware of what is actually important in life you'll be ultimately happier and more productive. Here are 5 of the best mindfulness books to help get you started:
1. Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life- Anthony Robbins
A huge amount of self-improvement strategies are packed into this book by the original motivator guy, Anthony Robbins. Loads of people I know who have read this book have said that it has improved their lives. This book shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.
2. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others- Daniel H. Pink
Every transaction in life is a sale. Whether its convincing someone to make you a cup of tea or pitching to potential clients. The powers of persuasion are a part of our everyday lives. This book dives into the depths of becoming a sales pro. In the book, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective and the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive.
Too many times in life, we miss opportunities because we're distracted. Hasson urges readers to live in the now so you get the most out of life. Behaving calmer, more confident and silencing destructive thoughts can make you a far happier person. Being mindful opens you up to new ideas and new life experiences, reducing stress and increasing your enjoyment of life.
Andy founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission to get everyone to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. In the book he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of mini meditation. The meditation serves to quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfilment. People have said that this book has had life-changing effects.
5. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness- Prof Steve Peters
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified for the reader. The book is designed to help alleviate anxiety in all aspects of life and thus make you more confident and in control of your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of how to manage your mind. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back and preventing you from having a happier, more successful life.
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