If 2020’s greatest lesson could be summed up in one word, it would be wellness. For the past twelve months, life presented unexpected challenges that proved taking care of one’s mental and physical health is a vital priority for self-care. As this tumultuous calendar year ends, 2021 offers renewed hope and resilience to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. The top five wellness books below instill wisdom and tools to nurture overall personal growth.

Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

The inner world of the mind reflects the outer world when it is in chaos or feels out of control. Author of the #1 bestseller “The Happiness Project” Gretchen Rubin explores fun solutions to restoring order around the house and office to create fulfillment and lasting inner peace.

Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Toxic thoughts wreak havoc on the body. When left unchecked, they can cause underlying illnesses. Dr. Caroline Leaf uses scientific research to switch on the brain to manage chemical responses and alleviate negative emotions for productivity.

7 Minutes to Better Health by Sam Wood

Exercise and food have never been easier to prepare than with “7 Minutes to Better Health.” With 30 recipes for smoothies and snacks mixed with quick exercises for movement and flow of energy, Sam Wood provides simple steps to take control of physical health.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, Ph.D

Sleep deprivation does more than illicit sluggishness in the morning. When the body struggles to fall into a natural rhythm for rest, it can’t work its magic from restoring the immune system to regulating blood pressure. Matthew Walker unlocks the keys to getting the most out of a healthy sleep cycle to enrich one’s emotional and physical well-being.

52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal

Small changes lead to exciting life-changing outcomes. Brett Blumenthal’s research cultivates sustained happiness with a weekly task dedicated to improving mindfulness. After finishing 52 weeks of inspiring projects, the results will create a significant transformation by the end of the year.