Happier New Year: The Top 15 Wellness Books

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions faring? If your good intentions need a little jumpstart, you may want to try a best-seller in the Health, Fitness & Dieting category of newer releases.

The following books were listed by Amazon.com on Jan. 12. Our list of 15 does not match exactly because some titles were double listed to include audio versions.

Of course, if reading is not your cup of tea, then you can turn to the proven wellness programs at MealPlanMap.com. Just saying.

 

The Top 15

1: Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (Rachel Hollis)

Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: That’s a lie.

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

 

2: Best Self: Be You, Only Better (Mike Bayer)

Ask yourself…are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today?

How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. And the tools you need are within your grasp, to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how.

 

3: Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life (Gary John Bishop)

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. “Wake up to the miracle you are,” he directs. “Here’s what you’ve forgotten: You’re a f*cking miracle of being.” It isn’t other people that are standing in your way; it isn’t even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It’s yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

In Unf*ck Yourself, Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:

  • I am willing
  • I am wired to win
  • I got this
  • I embrace the uncertainty
  • I am not my thoughts; I am what I do
  • I am relentless
  • I expect nothing and accept everything

 

4: Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long (David Rock)

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients’ offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul’s brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they’re presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they’re in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it’s possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today’s overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

 

5: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jordan B. Peterson)

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

 

6: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

 

7: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. (Brené Brown)

 

8: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (Mark Manson)

 

9: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (David Goggins)

 

10: The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal (Gwyneth Paltrow)

 

11: The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle (Amy Ramos)

 

12: Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results (James Clear)

 

13: The Herbal Medicine Cookbook: Everyday Recipes to Boost Your Health (Susan Hess)

 

14 The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams (Jen Smith)

 

15: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Jen Sincero)

 

Ready to start a new chapter in your life? We’ve given you a few options. We’ve also wrote the book on eating to improve your health and lower your weight.

See how it works today!

 

 

John McGran has been writing about health and weight loss for several national companies since 2000. He brings his knowledge of diets — and his passion for dropping pounds — to Meal Plan Map because he believes it is the future of smart, stress-free eating and improved health.

 

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