Friday, March 08, 2013

Top 10 Happiness Books to Improve Your Mood

The year is still young, and as we think of making and breaking those inevitable New Year's resolutions, we cannot help but ask: Why can't we just be happy?
It is the perfect time to look at new books on happiness and the psychology of happiness and see what developments have emerged in the last few years.

While the positive psychology movement began in the late 1990s with Martin E.P. Seligman as its recognized guru, self-help sections in bookstores have recently seen increased demand for books on happiness.

In 2009, Psychology Today described what it saw as a "happiness frenzy" with "4,000 books published in 2008 while a mere 50 books were published on the topic in 2000."

The books listed below should satisfy readers wanting to know how they can become happier right now. "Rather than pursue the state of happiness," write the authors ofThe Creativity Cure, "we believe in pursuing habits that give rise to happiness, thereby creating more opportunities for experiencing moments of joy, inspiration, purpose and meaning."

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