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Ebooks are good for winding down, but they can also help when it comes to getting your life on track and learning to see the positive side of things.
We’ve picked 5 of the best ebooks available to prepare for any lifestyle changes you might want to make in 2019.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with The Happiness Project. Described as "a cross between the Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love,” this powerful book shares one person's year-long attempt to discover what leads to true happiness and peace. In this, Rubin has created an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
Get The Happiness Project for £11.49.
Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
A different take on a self-help book, this one is designed to find ways to help yourself that feel genuine and right for you, allowing you to reach new levels of greatness. Learn how to love yourself with methods of combatting self-doubt and dealing with your inner critic, and stop comparing yourself to others as a way of putting yourself down.
Unf*ck Yourself is available for purchase for £6.29.
Walking on Sunshine by Rachel Kelly
Walking on Sunshine offers 52 tips, tools and positive ideas – one for each week of the year – to guide you through the months and successfully manage the pressures of everyday life.
Author Rachel Kelly shares the strategies that have helped her stay content and happy after overcoming depression. Whilst some of the steps relate to particular experiences and events, others are useful for anytime you might need them. Written in a friendly manner and illustrated by Daily Mail cartoonist Jonathan Pugh, Walking on Sunshine will be there for you as a constant, supportive companion through the good days and the bad.
Walking on Sunshine can be bought for £3.79.
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
A bit of a different take on making yourself happy, Oliver Burkeman argues that positive thinking and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but actually part of the problem. Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.
Get The Antidote for £5.49.
Be Your Own Best Friend by Sarah Wheeler
There’s no denying that life is hard sometimes. Work stress, relationship problems and countless other factors can pile up very easily and make it hard for you to cope. You might be craving a strong support system, but the problem with that is all the people in your life have their own stressful lives to deal with too.
This book is packed full of suggestions on treating yourself with care instead of relying solely on other people, as well as ideas for spending quality time with yourself. Once you commit to being your own best friend, you'll open the door to all sorts of positive changes in your life.
Be Your Own Best Friend can be bought for just £1.99.