10 Audiobooks to Help With Staying Positive

Going through a rough time right now? Here are 10 audiobooks that can help you learn how to stay positive no matter what is going on in your life.

1. Perfectly Yourself: 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness by Matthew Kelly

Perfectly Yourself

Figuring out who you are is a long and often terrifying process. Asking yourself that one question – who am I? – opens up plenty more questions about who you want to be in the world and how you want to contribute to it. Matthew Kelly’s audiobook teaches you how to learn to become your best self by taking on opportunities and overcoming obstacles while asking yourself the toughest questions out there. Whoever you are, you do deserve to be happy, and you will get there.

2. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness

Do you know off the top of your head all the things that would make you happy if you had them in front of you right now? It turns out, you don’t actually know that for sure. When it comes to staying positive, we might think we know what will make us feel better. Often times, we are wrong. Daniel Gilbert’s audiobook will help you begin to figure out what you really need to stay positive no matter what.

3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret

Often when times get tough, it becomes harder and harder for us to remember that we are capable of great things. While we may seem like we have it all together on the outside, on the inside, we are stressed and tired and sometimes even want to quit. Rhonda Byrne’s audiobook will take you on a journey of discovery, whether you believe that is what you need right now or not. Everything you have ever wanted is not as far away as you think it is. There is a secret – The Secret – and it will help you get back on your feet again.

4. The Charge: Achieving the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard

The Charge

What in your life truly makes you feel alive? Focusing on those things is how we truly find happiness in our lives and are able to remain positive no matter the obstacles that might come our way. Brendon Burchard’s audiobook walks you through the emotional landscape that can help shape a better way to think about yourself and the life you live.

5. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being by Martin Seligman


Some people need a little science to help them learn how to think more positively, and if that is the case for you, this is the ideal selection. This audiobook uses credible psychology to explain a bit of a different perspective on happiness and how to utilize it in our lives. Happiness is all about attitude. The book offers exercises to help you come to terms with your attitudes toward life and how to make them more positive.

6. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry by Dale Carnegie

Stop Worrying

Have you ever noticed how much worrying about even the smallest things completely throws off your ability to think clearly and get things done? Worrying makes positive thinking nearly impossible, especially when the thing we are worrying about is completely out of our control. In his audiobook, Dale Carnegie sets out to teach you how to worry less and live more, by giving you specific methods for tossing your worry out the window so you can focus on more important things.

7. The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living by Norman Vincent Peale

Power of Positive Thinking

This guide is renowned for being able to help you overcome many of the different obstacles that often make staying positive a very difficult thing to endure. Norman Vincent Peale shows you how to overcome self doubt, decrease your stress and come to terms with your stressors, look at the big picture to tackle difficult problems in a more productive way and more.

8. Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen

Become a Better You

Learning how to think more positively and be a better person is not something you can wake up one morning and know how to do instantly. It is one of many habits that can take time to form and refine. Joel Osteen’s audiobook is here to remind you that these kinds of changes in a person’s life are gradual, and it is okay to take things one day at a time. In fact, you are probably much better off learning how to live a more positive life by living day by day in the best way you can.

9. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Sweat Small Stuff

Have you ever taken a few minutes out of your day to step back and think about each individual thing that is stressing you out? Of course not: you’re too stressed to stop and think about why you’re stressed. If you did think about it, though, you would realize many of the things you are worrying about are very small and insignificant. Richard Carlson’s audiobook teaches you how to live a more relaxed, stress free and positive life by making small daily changes.

10. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

You Can Heal

You may not know it, but your mind has more influence over the way you feel physically and emotionally than it might seem. The things that keep us from believing in the impossible are the beliefs we adopt that tell us otherwise. Only you can decide to let those beliefs shift in the right direction. That is what Louise L. Hay teaches you in her audiobook. If you can learn to alter the way you think, and how to think more positively about your circumstances, healing really is possible. If you believe that things can change for the better, you will begin to find joy in the small things again.

Stay positive. No matter where you are now, things will get better from here.