5 Inspiring Wellness Books To Read When You’re Feeling Down

We talk a lot about living a healthy lifestyle here, and it’s always important to remember that being healthy isn’t just about working out every day. It’s also about mental and emotional care. After all, mental health is equally important as physical well-being. If you’re having a rough day, week or year, check out our top picks for giving you an emotional boost. 

You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero

Sometimes, all we need to cheer up is a really great compliment followed by some sound advice. You Are a Badass gives you everything you need to stop doubting yourself so you can live the life you want. Aside from being full of helpful info that will help you figure out why you are how you are, this book will help you learn to love what you can’t change – as well as make you laugh along the way. What better kind of self-help is there?  


Thrive, Arianna Huffington

If you’ve ever felt bad for taking time for yourself, you need to pick up  Thrive ASAP. Since she founded and left The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington’s next mission has been to tackle the corporate world’s “work hard and then harder” culture. Huffington advocates the need for sleep and self-care in Thrive, and after you’ve read it we promise that you’ll never feel bad for lounging on a weekend again.  


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo

You might recognize Marie Kondo from her work with Oprah, but have you read the book that jump started her career? The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a great reminder that less can be more – both in our tiny apartments and in our lives as a whole. In the book, Kondo goes through her personal journey of how she found her passion of “tidying” and how she turned it into a career. Yes, it’s not something for everyone, but it’s a great reminder that no matter what you’re passionate about – you can pursue it.  


Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

Did you devour Eat Pray Love? Then we’ve got some great news for you! The same author (Elizabeth Gilbert) has another book you’ll fall in love with. Big Magic is all about embracing inspiration when it strikes – something that Gilbert knows a lot about.  Not only will you feel better knowing that the advice you’re reading comes from somebody who knows what they’re talking about, but you’ll learn to embrace your curiosity and understand yourself better along the way.  


Wellth, Jason Wachob

If there’s one thing that it’s easy to forget in life – it’s that we need balance. When we get caught up in work and in our busy schedules, we forget to eat, to move, to spend time with others, and to breathe.  Wellth is a guide that will help you learn to focus on building a better life instead of a better resume.  Wachob’s writing reminds us that work may be important, but it’s just one part of life – spending time with loved ones, pursuing hobbies, and giving back are other ways to feel just as engaged (and happy). 



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Alexandra Wilson

Alex Wilson is a freelance writer interested in fashion, lifestyle, and all forms of pop culture. Her writing has been featured in various digital and print publications, including USA Today and Long Island Pulse. When not writing, Alex can be found testing new recipes, exploring new neighborhoods, and window shopping. She hopes to someday travel to all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica).

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