Reading has been proven to have a wide variety of benefits for long-term health. By improving cognitive abilities, longevity, and overall functioning, reading can be a helpful tool to implement into your recovery plan. The following five books are written to specifically help individuals reach success. Reading books with this focus can help you keep your mind aligned with success within the treatment and keep you motivated throughout the process.

1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

This book is focused on understanding the practice of mindfulness and outlines a variety of techniques to implement mindfulness into your daily practice. Mindfulness can have many benefits on recovery and can help you better understand the process you are working through. By giving you a deeper understanding of your current state, mindfulness can help you whenever you are feeling overwhelmed with the treatment process.

Implementing these strategies into your treatment can help you learn how to regulate your emotions and keep yourself on track. These simple practices can be enough to enable you to manage your thoughts and continue working toward success.

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This book has become highly popularized over the years and is considered a “book that shaped America.” Outlining how our behaviors affect the behaviors of others around us, this book explains how through our actions, we can influence the outcomes of other people as well as our surrounding scenarios.

This book is highly recommended if you find that you are struggling to maintain or manage relationships throughout treatment and want to work toward being a positive influence on those around you. Finding a healthy social network that surrounds you with positive influences while you are recovering from addiction is vital. The strategies in this book can help you gain insights into your current relationships and work to improve them or change them if necessary. 

3. The Law of Success by Napolean Hill

This book details 16 lessons you can implement to reach personal success. These strategies can be applied to financial success, personal success, recovery success, or any form of success you desire to achieve. One interesting approach Napolean Hill takes is looking into the weakness we acquire on the path to success. This mindset can be highly beneficial during the recovery process, allowing you to understand your weaknesses and how they are affecting your ability to succeed.

Following the 16 lessons, you will gain an understanding of your current state and the weaknesses that are hindering you from reaching success. These lessons can be very helpful for understanding the reasonings for your setbacks and for learning how to manage the weaknesses you encounter. Seeing how to overcome these obstacles and continue to work toward success can be incredibly inspiring.

4. Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything by Victor J. Strecher

Victor Strecher focuses on working to improve your overall quality of living through this book. His goal is to point out the aspects of life that we choose to focus on and how that can affect our quality of life as a whole. By focusing on things that are truly important to us, we are capable of succeeding in achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle for the long term.

This book can be impactful through the process of addiction recovery by encouraging you to focus on aspects of your life that are important to your overall well-being. It is often easy to focus on small matters that are affecting our current emotional state but forget about the overall picture of what we care about. This book will help you realign your focus on the things that are truly important for success.

5. The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self-Mastery by Brianna West

This book observes the tendency people have to fall into a state of self-sabotage, deterring themselves from success. By observing our self-sabotaging habits, we can transform them into behaviors that can benefit us. These self-destructive behaviors arise from a variety of underlying factors and can be shifted and used to help us reach success.

One major focus of this book is understanding how our bodies and minds react to change. Change is often a hard thing to accept in recovery, but it is imperative to adjust to. Using these techniques can help you understand the changes you are going through and avoid falling into these self-destructive patterns. Using this information to help you resolve personal conflicts and accept your emotions during this period of drastic change can have many benefits on your ability to reach success.

Reading has many long-term benefits on our overall mental functioning. Implementing a regular practice of reading can be very beneficial during treatment. Reading books specifically related to your recovery process, motivation, and success can help you align your focus on your recovery and improve your mental state. There are many books out there that can inspire treatment success; however, this article discusses five basic books that can motivate and encourage you to succeed in life as a whole. The Power of Now, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Laws of Success, Life on Purpose, and The Mountain Is You are all highly recommended books for people who want to understand how success is achieved, obstacles are overcome, and healthy practices implemented. We hope these books inspire you and help you reach your goals. To learn more about these books, contact Dream Recovery at (949) 732-1960.

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