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8 inspirational books to read to start the New Year right

Arushi Sakhuja 
The New Year begins with new dreams, aspirations and a refreshed mindset. If you’re looking to take the year head on — and acquire some knowledge — giving into reading motivational books is a great start. No matter what your goal is, whether it be eating healthier, finding career success, or saving more money, getting in the right mindset when the year starts is the most essential way to stay on top of your list. Below we’ve listed a range of books that will help you break habits and create new ones, stop overthinking, prioritize yourself, and live sustainably.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin 
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Changing our habits can change our lives. At least, that’s what author Gretchen Rubin thinks. This book is all about providing a practical framework for individuals to understand their habits and change them for good. Your habit can be anything from spending too much time on social media, eating unhealthily, or drinking too much. Whatever it is, Rubin will try to explain why you cling to such habits and how to finally get rid of the hold they have on your life. 
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Atomic Habits by James Clear 
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A timeless classic, this New York Times bestseller has mesmerized people all over the world by focusing on making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. It provides guidelines for how to overcome a lack of motivation, design your environment to make you successful, and get back on track when you fall off.  The book is filled with real-life instances and captivating stories from Olympic gold medalists and business leaders to help one apply the rules. 
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Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel 
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While this is an ideal pick for chronic overthinkers who are trying to change their ways, it is also apt for those who aren’t. It is a great way to see if you have any lingering negative thoughts holding you back in life. Most of us find ourselves plagued with what-ifs, and overthinking even the smallest decisions will ultimately keep us behind in life. This book is about making the best decision you can with the information you have. Not making the perfect decisions, but ones you will be comfortable making and dealing with whatever consequences.  
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The Power of Positive Thinking 
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Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
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We all tend to get embraced in a whirlwind of negative thoughts, but as you step into the new year, it’s all about changing your thought process and looking at the positives. The Power of Positive Thinking is just one step in the right direction. It is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. In the book., Norman Vincent Peale shares his famous formula of faith and optimism. He also provides guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes. 
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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson 
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Prefer an audiobook? Then we have just the one you need while you’re on the go. 12 Rules for life teaches us how we should live in a world of chaos and uncertainty. 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. Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listener. 
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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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The first in our list of motivational books had to be Kahlil Gibran’s literary masterpiece, The Prophet. It is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages. The book itself is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays about love, marriage, children, work, joy and sorrow, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, friendship, time, good and evil, pleasure, death and more. 
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Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life by Roxie Nafousi
Manifest- 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life by Roxie Nafousi
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An international bestseller, the mantra of ‘living your best life’ isn’t limited to Gen Z but dates back many years. Queen of Manifesting, Roxie Nafousi, lists down seven simple steps to help you feel empowered, understand the true art of manifestation and create the life you have always dreamed of. Whether you want to attract your soulmate, land the perfect job, buy the home you have always wanted, or simply find more inner peace and confidence, Manifest will teach you exactly how to get there. This book includes:  being clear in your vision, removing fear and doubt, aligning your behaviour, overcoming tests from the universe, embracing gratitude without caveats, turning envy into inspiration and trusting the universe.
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