If you are feeling uninspired in your daily life, the remedy might be as simple as picking up a great book and engaging in an interesting story.
It is too easy to switch on the TV or watch videos online when you are bored, blocked, or frustrated, however, this only seems to compound the problem rather than solve it. Reading an engaging book can take you on a journey, offer insight to a problem, or give you a new perspective on life. If you lack motivation on a daily basis, reading can help kick-start your imagination and thought processes by discovering new ideas and becoming inspired by other people’s experiences.
Reading also has some other benefits that are backed by science. Some studies suggest that settling down to read a book can help to reduce stress, better your brain function, and improve sleep. Apollo Hospitals encourages people to do more reading for these reasons and to help them through the healing process.
Here is a list of some of the world’s most inspiring books to add to your personal reading list. We highly recommend that you pick up a copy of any of these books. While recuperating after health treatments or surgery, these books could be very motivational and uplifting to you while you recover.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
If you spend more time thinking about the past or daydreaming about your future, than you do enjoy the present, reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle may change your outlook. Tolle’s wisdom is simple: by learning to live in the moment, we can achieve spiritual enlightenment now. His powerful words encourage you to become more conscious of your thoughts and how they reflect on your experience of life. With each chapter of the book, Tolle teaches you how to grow as a person.
Losing Weight is A Healing Journey by Katrina Love Senn
Katrina Love Senn’s Losing Weight is a Healing Journey, is an ideal read for anyone who needs an antidote to the latest fad diets and fitness crazes. It would also be a great book to read after bariatric surgery, as the strategies described in the book will help to support you in staying on track with your new lifestyle. This friendly and informative book tells the story of the author’s health breakdown and recovery. Offering a holistic and natural approach to losing weight, Senn explains how she lost (and maintained her new weight) 60lb of excess weight. She accomplished this feat by focusing on healing her body and has provided a clear and concise guide on how you can do the same.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering & Organising by Marie Kondo
An international best-seller, that gained a cult following when the book was published in late 2014, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering & Organising is a must-read if you are feeling overwhelmed by clutter in your home. Starting with your wardrobe and progressing to various other objects, Kondo teaches you how to let go of items that are no longer bring you joy or no longer useful in your life. Fans of the book say that her advice will not only leave your home tidier but will also help you feel emotionally lighter as you declutter both your mind and your home.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
A heart-warming read with a spiritual message, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach was so popular on its release that managed to rise to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List for 38 weeks. This short story, illustrated with photos of seagulls, tells the tale of Jonathan, a seagull who is just like any other. However, he chooses to focus on improving his flying to the best it can achieve. This book will remind you that you can achieve amazing things if you refuse to give up. As well, the book contains a more subtle message about the joys of finding your true self.
The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra
Famous for his work on mind-body medicine and his position as a respected spiritual teacher, Deepak Chopra has authored over 80 books. The Book of Secrets is described by many as his most profound and transformational work. Covering 15 key life secrets, Chopra shares his wisdom about themes such as love, freedom, higher purposes, and the meaning of life, which makes this a book that you’ll want to turn to over and over again.
Additionally, Dr. Deepak Chopra, in partnership with Apollo Life launched a ground-breaking, wellness platform called Jiyo. Jiyo applies cutting-edge and intuitive technologies to bring forth efficient and holistic well-being services to over 1.5 million users. The application’s primary focus offer and encourages lifestyle modification practises that include recommended nutritional intake, exercise regimen, recommended sleep cycles, stress management, and more.
In addition to providing practical yet informative insights, the application provides exclusive meditation videos with Dr. Chopra as well. The new personal companion, Jiyo, serves as a stepping stone towards the direction of personal transformation.