10 Motivational Books to remain positive in the COVID-19 Crisis

The outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19 is the newest threat that the world faces today. With more than 2.7 Million positive cases of the virus and more than 190,000 casualties reported so far, the pandemic has taken the world by storm and there are utter chaos and panic all around us. But the only possible way to pass harsh times like these is by maintaining positivity in the air around and what better way to do so than by reading motivational books?

Books are considered to be your best friends in every walk of your life. Though there was once a time when books were found in your schoolbags and used to be carried around every day to schools. They were believed to be studied on hard if one wanted to score well in the exams but is completely true? Ranging from textbooks, daily journals and motivational books, they still find relevance in all spheres of life —  whether it is to gain knowledge or to relax your mind. Though the advent of technology and the internet has changed our lifestyle manifold, yet books always find a special place in our hearts. And, going through the phase of lockdown, there are thousands of motivational books around you to help you keeping calm. 

India is suffering from a hard phase now. More than 23,000 positive cases of the coronavirus have been detected in the nation so far and keeping calm in a situation where more than 700 people have died because of the disease is hard. There is a lot of negativity in the air around with the news of the pandemic and the havoc caused by it with new cases being detected almost every day. Panic and chaos in situations like this are normal. We have been advised to follow precautionary measures against the virus by the concerned authorities. The nation is under strict lockdown implemented by the Centre and we have been advised to stay at home to keep ourselves safe from the virus. 

Our lifestyles have changed in many ways in the last few weeks. We have started maintaining hygiene, even more, started maintaining social distance and the weekends which were spent hanging out with friends are now wasted by sitting back at home. Life has turned monotonous following the same routine every day. So what can be done to evade this boredom out of lives? There are a number of fun activities that can be tried at home to bring in creativity, positivity and evade out the moments of boredom from your lives. These might include learning a new skill, indulging in some form of art like painting and even listening to music. But how can we achieve positivity along with getting rid of a monotonous routine? These can be done with books —  your all-time favourite partners in life? And what better than self-help and motivational books to achieve this? 

Books can be of many genres —  knowledge-gaining, fictional or non-fictional, depending upon your choice and preference. But reading books is a good habit you should adopt especially in the ongoing extended lockdown till May 3rd 2020. Still can’t decide which book to read in this period of lockdown? Here are 10 motivational books to read in this phase of lockdown to stay positive in the ongoing health crisis. 

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1. Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Awaken The Giant within

Anthony Jay Robbins also known by the name of Tony Robbins is a world-famous motivational speaker, author and philanthropist. His lectures are really motivational to all age groups to achieve something in their lives —  whether its the youngsters or the elderlies. Such is Tony’s book ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ which was published in the year 1991. The book talks about how to master your emotions and get rid of habits like overeating, drinking and drug abuse.  It also talks about the mantra to success by unleashing the hidden power of the body and mind and improving personal and professional relationships. 

If you too are planning to move on from a depressing life and planning on to take a big leap, this book should definitely top your list of motivational books. 

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  1. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Positive Thinking

Though Norman Vincent Peale was a political figure in the USA, he is mostly known today as the author who penned down the self-help book ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’. This book, published in 1952, begins with 10 rules for “overcoming inadequacy attitudes and learning to practice faith”. The book then talks about the importance of a peaceful mind, letting go of negative energy and emotions, and anger. Chapterwise the self-help book touches every aspect of life that creates a negative environment around you. 

If you are looking forward to bringing something positive, this book should definitely be one of the motivational books that you need to buy right away! 

  1. Drive by Daniel Pink


Daniel H Pink is a well-known motivational author who writes non-fictional books about positive thinking. ‘Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us’ is his fourth book which talks about human motivation arguing that it is mostly intrinsical. Pink also gives reason about the employees who are successful. These are —  mastery, autonomy and purpose. 

If you too are looking out for motivational books around your bookstores, this book should definitely be on your list. Get your own copy here! 

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

Man's Search For Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning is a world-famous book by Victor E Frankl, published originally in German in the year 1946. In the book, Victor has shared his own experiences as a Nazi prisoner during the times of World War II. He widely talks about bringing positivity into life using the psychotherapeutic which means identifying a purpose in life and imagining its outcome. Based on his own experiences, he has tried to think about bringing positivity in life through a prisoner’s perspective. Even today this book belongs to one of the top 10 influential books in the United States. 

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  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

Still one of the best-selling fictional books by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist tops the list of motivational books around the world. The book was first released in the year 1988 and talks about becoming successful in life and fulfilling all your dreams despite the difficulties in life. The book teaches this through the perspective of a young boy named Santiago who is a shepherd and has a recurring dream finding treasure. The story follows his journey through the continent of Africa as he finally reaches the pyramids in Egypt to find his treasure. 

The ending of the book will surely make you happy and feel motivated in life. Buy this book here!

  1. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Stop apologizing

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing and Achieving Your Goals is a self-help book by Rachel Hollis. The book was published in 2019 and is a direct follow up of her 2018 book ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’. The book talks about the patriarchal society and how women should get rid of hesitation and stop apologizing for taking decisions in their lives. It also talks about how being a different woman is not bad and why you should stop realising your dream if there are others like you already doing the same.

If you’re trying to bring some positivity into your life, this book is definitely for you! Get your own copy here! 

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

One of the best selling books in recent years, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson was published in 2016. This book talks about spreading positivity and motivating people to achieve whatever they wish in their lives despite what others will say —  which is a big fear among millennials these days. The book is divided into nine chapters: 

  1. Don’t Try.
  2. Happiness is a problem.
  3. You are not special.
  4. The value of suffering.
  5. You are always choosing.
  6. You are wrong about everything (But so am I).
  7. Failure is the way forward.
  8. The importance of saying no.
  9. And then you die.

You will truly enjoy reading this book during the phase of lockdown and it should be on the top in your list of motivational books. You can find this book in almost every book store near you!

  1. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho


Who doesn’t know Osho? He was a spiritual Guru in India and has given many people motivation to change their way of life and live happily through his motivational and self-help books. One of such motivational books is ‘Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously’ which gives guidance as to how to identify the fear, its origin and how to overcome it. Osho uses a number of everyday life instances in the book to make you understand the meaning of fear. 

Reading this book will truly help you overcome your fears into an inspiration to achieve something in your life. Get your own copy here!

  1. Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Managing Oneself

In his book ‘Managing oneself’, Peter Drucker highlights that we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. He explains that we should actually manage oneself by maintaining the balance between strengths and weaknesses. He says that if we only focus on the weaknesses we would just be wasting our time and on the other hand, focusing on our strong points will help us stay positive and managing our life efficiently. 

If you are looking for some motivation in your life, you should definitely consider keeping this book in your own personal library of all-time favourite books. Find this book here

  1. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub

When I Stop Talking You'll Know I'm Dead

Jerry Weintraub was a well-known American actor and film producer but he was a philanthropist too and his selective autobiography ‘When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead’ is the proof. The book talks about his life and his self-made career and how Jerry cherished some moments with people like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. The book also describes his journey to produce fantastic movies like the Karate Kid and the Ocean’s 11. 

This book will truly fill you with positive energy and motivate you to achieve something in your life. Get your own copy here! 

So these were our top 10 motivational books to help to stay positive in the ongoing health crisis. The COVID-19 health crisis is real with a number of cases of it being detected worldwide. Chaos and panic are all-around currently and remaining calm and positive is the only key to get through such hard times. How about bringing some positive energy around you with these awesome motivational books?

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