10 Books That Will Get Your Lazy Butt Off The Couch

Every now and then, we all fall into our own lazy routines. Whether it be because of life’s stressors or a lack of ‘me time,’ laziness is bound to seduce even the most disciplined. Here are some books that’ll offer some motivation.

1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

With a gentle, yet powerful narration, author Michael A. Singer reminds us how even though we may not be able to control what happens to us, we CAN control how we react. He is also the author of a similar motivational work, The Surrender Experiment.


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2. You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living by Jen Sincero

This is the perfect pick-me up. Jen Sincero blends just the right amount of witty humor with practical life advice.


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3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Though the story is purely fictional, acclaimed Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is easily one of the world’s most popular books. It follows a young shepherd, Santiago, as he embarks on a mythical trip of self-discovery. This allegorical novel will leave you wondering if you are really following the dreams you desire.


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4. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin

Psychotherapist Amy Morin brings to light the importance of strengthening our mental and emotional muscles, just like we do our physical ones. The tools and tips she has included in her book are bound to have you walking away feeling even a little bit more encouraged than before.


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5. The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth

If you’re the type that really just needs that extra push to get going, I encourage you to check out Mr. Roth’s book. After putting this one down, you’ll feel like a better version of yourself!


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6. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

It is inevitable that we’ll all experience hardship throughout our lives. All we can do is try to make the best of our situations. Ryan Holiday helps us change our perspective on our troubles, and ultimately recognize how they can work to our advantage.


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7. What You Aren’t Seeing by Patrick Sweeney

Are you reaching your highest potential? Herbert J. Greenberg tells his personal story to author Patrick Sweeney, about pushing past the adversity of losing his sight. Both men incorporate the importance of psychology and the effect it has our motivation levels.


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8. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

This newly revised edition of Jack Canfield’s New York Times Bestseller incorporates even more authentic, as well as uplifting, principles that, when applied to your life, can make all the difference.


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9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes, all we need are a few quick words of positivity to get us back on our feet and this is exactly what author Norman Vincent Peale brings us.  This self-help classic has transformed minds all around the world. Don’t underestimate the power that controlling your thoughts can have on your life.


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10. Whatever You Are, Be a Good One by Lisa Congdon

Who doesn’t love a good quote or two? Lisa Congdon did all the work for us and gathered them all together, now all we have to do is read them and smile!


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I hope you enjoyed reading through this list of encouraging books. Remember, everyone has their lazy slumps and sometimes we deserve to kick back! Just like with everything else in life, the key is balance. Don’t sell yourself short on what you can accomplish.

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