Positive mental health can be achieved holistically and improve our lives significantly. We can cope with our stress and adversity more efficiently when we have positive mental health. Optimism can increase our mental well-being, but also our physical well-being too.

Here are 3 books that can help you achieve more peace in your life whether you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, or mental illness.

 

1. Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now by Jill Weber PhD

Manage anxiety anytime and anywhere with simple, practical strategies.

If you suffer from anxiety, you may feel helpless to reduce your panic symptoms, avoidance behavior, or worried thoughts. Be Calm empowers you to handle your anxiety whenever and wherever it strikes with simple evidence-based techniques that can reduce your anxious feelings and responses on the spot.

Learn about the causes of different types of anxiety and their physical and psychological effects. Then learn how to implement effective, practical strategies to help you control even the most acute symptoms, from social anxiety to insomnia to panic attacks. Now when you find yourself in anxiety-producing situations, you’ll always be prepared.

This easy, accessible self help guide includes:

  • Easy-to-navigate layout―Jump right to what you need with an index for addressing specific situations: emotional or physical symptoms, behavioral disruptions, or unhelpful thoughts.
  • Proven methods―Discover up-to-date psychological tools drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness practices.
  • Supportive journaling―Find greater insight with interactive “Go Deeper” journaling prompts that take therapeutic strategies to the next level.

Find relief from anxiety and open the door to a happier, more fulfilling life with Be Calm.

 

2.  Own Your Anxiety: 99 Simple Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge by Julian Brass

Author and anxiety coach Julian Brass helps people all over the world own anxiety by guiding them toward empowering, natural tools to redirect that raw, disruptive emotion into positive action. These tools, which are the foundation of his Own Anxiety, method lead to a redefined relationship with anxiety, taking it from negative and debilitative to positive and facilitative. Rather than trying to fight it, Brass encourages readers to consider anxiety a gift. Personal, personable, and highly motivating, the book offers practical lessons to overcome the effects of anxiety by owning it in three key areas of body, mind and soul.

Combining medical research from the West and holistic philosophies from the East, the tips offer daily doses of inspiration. From guidance on how to schedule smarter to reduce stress, how to say no more often, and how to rein in the use of social media to advice about spreading love and playing more often, the book makes owning anxiety both accessible and fun. Warm, enthusiastic, and at times irreverent, Brass offers stories from his own life and shows from personal experience how to conquer anxiety. He is a coach of superlative positivity, encouraging readers to find the resources within to master anxiety toward a more fulfilling and healthier lifestyle.

 

3. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

“This book by Don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic

“In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior