Inspirational gift books are a great present for the holidays…especially to help jumpstart health and fitness resolutions. I would be nowhere on my health and weight loss journey if it weren’t for these inspirational gift books, and so I wanted to share them with my readers in hopes they will inspire you, inspire anyone to be their best and seek their best. Please feel free to add your book recommendations in the comments!
Read Books, Stay Inspired
I read several books at a time, and if you’re like me I recommend keeping at least one inspirational or health related book in the rotation. Reading specific books can help you stay focused, inspired and ultimately keep you on your healthy path. Your brain starts to make new connections for the life you are creating.
Inspirational Books For Cheap
**Current promo on Amazon as of 12/12-12/14: $5 of print books with code BOOKGIFT15
Books are always cheapest enough on Amazon, especially if you do the Amazon Prime Kindle membership free for the first month, $10.99 after that.
The Power of Habit was a really big game changer in my life. My boss bought this for our team for Christmas, and I will forever thank her for it! It breaks down the science of why habits exist and how we can change them. From Amazon book description:
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
I just bought his other book Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Productivity. Who doesn’t want to be smarter, faster and better?
The Five Minute Journal
After you’re inspired from The Power of Habit, The Five Minute Journal is the perfect follow up to forming new habits and making change. This book has been one of the simplest life changing 5 minutes I’ve added to my day. It is based on positive psychology research to cultivate gratitude and reflection while eliminating negative thought loops. You answer questions reflecting on gratitude and your day, and you also set a daily intention.
Carol Dweck’s reasearch and publications on Growth Mindset have changed the world and the way we look at failures…merely staircases to success. The book description goes on:
People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with agrowth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
Read a book and go to a spa, a true mind body experience in this beautiful hard bound book on the secrets of Asian spas The Tropical Spa.
Amazon book description states:
Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.