11 Brilliant Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

Forget the strain of 2017, we're starting the new year with a fresh, positive state of mind

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

by The Debrief |
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The start of the year is typically a time for resolutions and detoxes. This doesn't just mean going to the gym to work off the mountain of mince pies you consumed over the Christmas season, but also working on your mental health and mindfulness.

It's time to leave behind the negativity of 2017, to focus on entering 2018 with a positive mindset, and most importantly, to start fresh.

With 2018 starting on a Monday this year, it is the perfect opportunity to set goals for the new year helping you to become a more productive, successful and happy person. So here at The Debrief, we have gathered a list of inspirational books to help you do just that.

1. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

The 48 Laws of Power has been cited in songs by JayZ, Kanye and Drake, translated into 24 languages and sold 1.2 million copies in America alone, so its no surprise that this is on the list. Greene's advice on how to turn your life around and take back your own power has been hailed as a 'mega cult classic' and he helped reform the likes of 50 cent and Busta Rhymes.

2. The Pursuit Of Happiness, Ruth Whippman

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

If happiness is what you are looking for look no further than Ruth Whippman's 2016 novel, The Pursuit of Happiness, which challenges what it means to be truly happy. Upon moving from the UK to California, Whippman discovers that American's seem to be obsessed with finding happiness and through her adventures across the pond, she uncovers her own route to happiness.

3. The Happy Journal by Fearne Cotton

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

Radio and television presented Fearne Cotton has released the companion to he best selling book HAPPY, in order to improve personal wellbeing and foster your creativity. The journal prompts you to reflect on the joy in each day and the recognise ultimate happiness.

4. Sapiens A Brief History Of Humankind, Yuval Noah

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

This Sunday Times no.1 Best seller, which has sold over 1 million copies, explores what it means to be human and what the future holds for us all by taking you back through mankind's extraordinary history.

5. Audio book – Letter to my Daughter by Maya Angelou

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

In this inspiring book, made up of small essays, Maya Angelou, writes letters to the daughter she never had, describing her tumultuous past and giving advice on how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

6. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

In 2017, after many of his friends died in succession, Tim Ferris began to question himself and how he was living his life. To help others in similar situations who want to reinvent themselves and start fresh, Ferris wrote Tribe of Mentors which is currently the no. 1 Best Seller in Business Coaching & Mentoring Skills section on Amazon.

7.The 5 Second Journal: The Best Daily Journal and Fastest Way to Slow Down, Power Up, and Get Sh*t Done by Mel Robbins

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

In light of Mel Robbins past success with the international best seller The 5 Second Rule, she has now released The 5 Second Journal, giving you a step by step guide in how to get things done, how to be confident and most importantly, how be the happiest you. Perfect for starting off your 2018 right!

8. Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

This self-help guide was developed by Prof. Mark Williams from The University of Oxford and is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This type of therapy has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for treating depression and has been recommended by physicians worldwide. It's the perfect guide for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of daily life.

9. The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress art therapy for busy people by Emma Farrarons

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

The adult colouring trend continues and is proven to eliminate stress and soothe anxiousness in daily life. This colouring book is specifically focused on mindfulness and the fact that its pocket sized means its prefect to carry around with you!

10. Love Life, Live Life: How to have happiness and success beyond your wildest expectations by Sue Stone

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

This self-help classic is about Sue Stone's decline in the late 90s and the decision she made to turn her life around. The inspiring novel speaks about how she turned her life around with the incredible power of thought and how we can all do the same.

11. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Prof. Steve Peters

Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

The Chimp Paradox is based on scientific fact and explains the way in which your mind can hold you back from having a happier more productive and most successful life. Prof. Steve Peters unpacks these ideas and suggest ways that we can manage the "chimp" inside us so that we can live the life we chose.

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