Mothers, as well as millions of people, face stress every day. It is not always easy to find the help you need on how to deal with stress but there are plenty of books you can turn to for answers. But you may be asking…What are the best stress relief books? What are the best books to provide you the tools to help manage everyday stresses? Where can I find these books?

Well, I hope this list below gives you some of the answers to the questions you are seeking. Here are six books that have received the top ratings and have been the most helpful in reducing stress in some people’s lives.

Top 6 Best Stress Relief Books

 

1. Stop Breathe Believe: Mindful Living One Thought at a Time 1st Edition
Stop breathe Believe

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Paperback contains 202 pages

My Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Product Description:

Do you struggle with negative thoughts that affect the way you live? You might want to read this book. Stop Breathe Believe is a simple yet powerful practice that helps us stop the stream of thoughts and become aware of the one unhealthy thought that needs replacing by breathing our way to a state of calm openness. Then you can move forward with the help of a compassionate belief statement that brings release from the unhealthy thought that’s hindering you.

Pros
✔ It helps with stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms

✔ Inspirational quotes at the beginning of each chapter

✔ Charts, list, and indents help make the book an easy read

Cons

I couldn’t find any complaints about the book


 

2. LIVE WITHOUT STRESS: How to Enjoy the Journey Kindle Edition 

2017 awardee of the prestigious Eric Hoffer AwardLIVE WITHOUT STRESS: How to Enjoy the Journey by [Marshall, Marvin]

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
File Size: 2624 KB Paperback contains 254 pages
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Product Description:
Stress makes it hard to manage life so imagine tips at your fingertips that could help you in many situations. Well, this book is definitely the answer. This book will show you how to use some simple strategies to significantly reduce your stress, promote responsibility, increase your effectiveness, improve your relationships, and truly enjoy life’s experiences.
There is one condition, however. You need to practice what the book shares.
Whether your stress stems from work, parenting, teaching, relationships, or a situation you cannot change, the keys are here for you to reduce and relieve your stress.
Pros
✔ Each chapter contains a summary and a conclusion to help you retain what you read making this an easy read.
✔ The book gives you practical tips to reduce stress in areas of your life from work, parenting, teaching, relationships, or a situation you cannot change.
Cons
I couldn’t find not one complaint about this book.

3. For the Love of Food and Yoga: A Celebration For the Love of Food and Yogaof Mindful Eating and Being Hardcover – September 8, 2015

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
File Size: 61355 KB  Pages in Paperback: 336
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Product Description:
If you understand how much Yoga can benefit your body and help you relieve stress than you definitely want to check this book out. This book is written by a yoga student and teacher. It comes with 100 Yoga teachings and Yoga recipes some of the Yoga recipes include:
• So Hum…Mus,
• Conscious Chicks
• Hatha Hot and Sour Soup
• Reuben Revelation
• Warrior Noodle
• Bird of Paradise Pina Colada
• Buddha Brussels
• Twisted Tacos
• Delightfully Silly Snow Cones
Note: All recipes are Vegetarian but there were only good things said about the recipes
Pros
✔ Recipes contain photos and are easy to follow along
✔ The book contains pictures of the poses and makes you feel like you have a teacher in front of you
Cons
I couldn’t find any complaints

 4. Un-Stress Me!: Insights to Help You Find a Healthy  Balance Paperback – December 9, 2014

Un-Stress Me!: Insights to Help You Find a Healthy  Balance

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
File Size: 530 KB Paperback contains: 107 pages
My Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Product Description:
Certified health coach Belinda Wiley shares how she learned to recover control of her life when an injury, caused by a panic attack, forced her to find answers to what was feeding her apprehension. She teaches how you, too, can recognize your triggers, lower your blood pressure, enhance your emotional well-being, and, ultimately, transform your life.
Breathe better: You are taught breathing techniques to ease your worries.

Eat better: Find out which foods help calm you down, and which ones cause tension.

Listen better: Learn how to establish solutions for your stress by listening to your body.

Pros
✔ Empathetic tone makes you it easier to relate to
✔ Contains juice recipes simple to use
Cons
I did not find any complaints about this book.

5. Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking by [Scott, S.J., Davenport, Barrie](Mindfulness Books Series Book 1)

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
File Size: 1426 KB Paperback contains: 157 pages
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Product Description:
If you are like me and you sometimes you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and you worry a lot, then you might want to check this book out. Any type of clutter, whether it is in our homes or in our minds can cause stress. So removing that clutter is beneficial to the productivity of our lives.
Declutter your mind teaches you techniques to help remove those negative thoughts and eliminate anxiety and stress. In this book you will learn:
  • 4 causes of mental clutter
  • How to reframe all your negative thoughts
  • 4 strategies to either improve or eliminate bad relationships
  • The importance of decluttering the distractions that cause anxiety
  • A strategy to discover what is important to you
  • and more

Pros

✔ A number of tools you get help in many areas of your life and you can use them every day

✔ You can teach what you learn to your children and others

✔ There are more lessons in this book than many others

Cons

A few reviews complained that the book is too basic and you could get the same thing from ebooks already made.

 


 6. Less Mess Less Stress: Minimalist Routines To Declutter Your Environment, Unload Your Mind Less Mess Less Stress: Minimalist Routines To Declutter Your Environment, Unload Your Mind And Optimize Your DayAnd Optimize Your Day Kindle Edition

 

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
File Size: 1055 KB Paperback contains: 128 pages
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Product Description:
Do you keep things around knowing it adds stress but wishes you could get rid of them? This book may be the thing you need to Change your mindset and live a happier life with less
In this book you get:
• A step by step guide that teaches you how she got rid of 75% of her things
• Real life examples and techniques how to reduce mental clutter
• A comprehensive guide the teaches how to make your relationships more enjoyable and less stressful
• Stories and tips from the “best minimalists” of the world
Pros
✔ A simple read and easy enough for beginners to minimalism
✔ Her personal voice makes it easy to relate
Cons
✔ One reader complained that the book was boring
✔ One reader complained of grammatical errors that made it distracting to read.


Conclusion

Reading all on its own is a great way to reduce stress but books that contain information on how to reduce stress and anxiety can be very beneficial to the functioning of your mind and body. Finding the right book depends on what you are looking for and I hope this list contains something to satisfy those needs.

I find the first book (Stop, Breathe, Believe) to be the best choice for my situation. I am the type of person that can let negative thoughts creep into my mind and stress me out. Sometimes you need to be reminded to stop and breathe. I believe positive thinking always leads to positive results.

If you have a book that you like to read that is a great tool for stress reduction I would love to hear about it. As always any feedback is always welcome.

18 thoughts on “Best Stress Relief Books – Top 6 Books to Kick Stress in the Butt”

  1. I absolutely love this list! I’m really drawn to #6, Less Mess Less Stress. Through the gift of travel I’ve learned what I really need vs what I think I need, and it has left quite the impression on me. Especially experiencing the way other live in other cultures, with just (what we would consider) the “bare minimum” and how happy they truly are, regardless. In short, I suppose I’ve become somewhat of a minimalist and this book looks like something I would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Courtney,
      Wow, that is really cool! I love that you are able to experience how others live and it has given you a better understanding of these things. I think sometimes we get a bit too comfortable and can want more than is necessary. I love watching the tiny house hunters and seeing how they build these homes that allow large living in smaller spaces. Thanks for sharing your story and for the great comment!

  2. Great blog post.

    I really like the idea of bringing together several great resources onto one page and having a review of each.

    I can see this would be a great help to Mothers (or anybody) who needs some relief from life’s stresses and strains.

    1. Hi Paul,

      Thanks! I agree it can benefit anyone who needs relief and I hope everyone finds it useful. Thanks for the comment!

  3. I love reading and these kinds of books are definitely going on my book list! Have you read them all?
    Thanks for the recommendations! 🙂

    1. Hi Ingrida,
      No, I haven’t read them all. I am going to start with the first because it fits me. I did a lot of research to try and find the most recommended. I am glad you liked the list, thanks for the comment!

  4. Stress is huge and in my world its huge as well. Sometimes a person doesnt even know which way to turn. Things get as bad as they can and we just need some help. It is great to know all these books are out there. I am going to take a look at these reviews and see if there is a book here for me. Thank you for sharing this valuable info.

    1. Yea, it contributes to a lot of health issues and we all need somewhere to turn to for help. I am glad there are people willing to share their expertise with us. I hope you find a book that is right for you. Thanks again for taking the time to share a comment!

  5. Stressed is an agent of all illnesses. I like your choice of books and I love that I can read them online. I agree that reading is a very good way to relieve stress. You can always get lost in a good book and you can be sure that you will feel different when you are finished.

    All the books you have chosen are worth reading. I have checked them out at Kindle Unlimited and I am going to try and read one.Thanks for the informative post and your wonderful choice of books.

    1. Hi Luna,
      Thank you, I did a great deal of research to try to make sure I could give something for everyone. Some of us would rather read on our devices now and that is what I love about Kindle Unlimited. I am glad the post was helpful to you. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Thank you for the resources. I am a stay at home mom of two and have recently been experiencing serious stress and anxiety. So this post couldn’t come at a more perfect time! Thank you for the information.

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      I am sorry to hear about your stress and anxiety and I hope you find something here that helps you. There are plenty of tips to help you just take it one day at a time. Take care of yourself and thanks for leaving a comment!

  7. Marvin Marshall’s book is the most sutaible book for me. I actually needed practical tips for my relationship and due to recent developments in my life, I also have stress lately. I will definitely get it.

    1. Hi Furkan,
      I am glad there is something that is suitable for you. As I said before, though my said says it is for mothers, stress does not discriminate and I hope that everyone finds the hope they need dealing with stress. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  8. Melissa,
    I love this kind of post because when I’m looking for a specific type of book, the more information I can get, the better. I also look at the Amazon reviews, but with so many options available this at least gives me a starting point.
    Very helpful,
    David

    1. Hi David,
      I totally understand, there are sometimes thousands of reviews to look through and you need info before you make purchases so I understand. Thanks for sharing and making a comment!

  9. I think Declutter Your Mind is gonna be the first book I read in 2018. Most of my problems start in there – if I fix that, the other stuff will work itself out! thanks for the candid review.

    1. It is amazing how clutter can affect our well being from our mood to our sleep. I hope you find what you are looking for and the book is useful. Thanks for the comment!

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