Many problems can be solved by changing the way we think and act – experts say. Bibliotherapy or book reading therapy produces positive results in reducing depression and anxiety. In the broadest sense, bibliotherapy includes books that make us laugh, relax, or contain some lessons and directions for a better life. Most often, these are books from classical literature (Jane Austin, Thomas Mann, Karl Capek, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and others). Experts have confirmed that identifying with fictional characters in books helps in uncertain situations, pain or loss, feelings of anxiety and fear.
People have always wanted to live better, more successful and happier. Speed and a modern way of life have brought about new writer-genre-self help books. The most popular topics are related to weight loss, healthy eating, youth, vitality, financial success or building self-esteem. In a multitude of titles, try to avoid writers who offer you a one-day solution to miraculous elixirs or moral messages that are not in line with your tradition, culture, or spiritual environment.
A popular and insightful 1978 book is The Less-Going Way by Scott Peck. It has been sold in seven million copies and translated into 20 world languages. At the beginning of the book, the author says, “Life is a difficult, long journey of spiritual maturation.” Thus, the author helps readers discover a dependency on love or their own identity and become a more sensitive person. Author Dale Carnegie has written a book, How to Make Friends, sold in 16 million copies. This book is a good guide to advancing your business and private life.
Carnegie says: Happiness does not depend on who you are and what you have, but how you think. So start the day thinking about things to be thankful for. Carnegie says a neutral exchange does not exist in communication. After every conversation, people feel a little better or a little worse. The best people leave other people in a better mood.
Although sometimes good book tips don’t work well because people aren’t ready for change. Changes start in people. In addition to books on various tips, it is always good to know that there are psychologists and therapists when we ourselves cannot or do not know how to solve our problems or concerns.