Feeling a bit sluggish after the time change?

Are you looking for a little springtime inspiration to bust your rut and add positivity to your daily work and life routine?

Sick and tired of playing Candy Crush before bed?

If you answered yes to any of the above, look no further than this recent batch of new books that will up your self-motivation and general productivity. Fortune magazine did the legwork for you and have collected a variety of authors, everyone from a Pulitzer Prize winner, an economist to an online blogger, to give you an assist in the personal success department. So grab that Barnes & Noble card and settle in for a good read.

“Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habit”

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Daily Tip: Understand yourself. For example, Rubin says if you’re a night person, you’re at your most energetic later in the day. If your resolution is “Get up an hour early each day to exercise,” you’re not setting yourself up for success.

A new book from the bestselling ‘happiness guru’ is here to bust your bad habits. Gretchen Rubin believes that our habits reflect our identity. She shares her insights on how habits can free us, the importance of understanding ourselves, and the 21 strategies we can use to make or break habits (ex: Strategy of Convenience, Strategy of Scheduling) and in doing so, begin to live the lives we want, not the lives we settle for.

“How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life”

Author: Caroline Webb

Daily Tip: If everyone on the team instantly agrees that a certain plan is right, challenge it. Go ahead and play devil’s advocate. Go through the exercise of doing a postmortem before the fact.

Economist Caroline Webb has crafted a practical primer. Most of the advice is tailored to the work world, but with a twist: her insights are rooted in behavioral science from Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman. So when Webb advises you how to structure your day to maximize creativity (avoid multitasking, batch together similar challenges, and take breaks), she’s not just guessing; she’s offering wisdom based on the science of how human beings actually operate.

“The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything”

Author: Neil Pasricha

Daily Tip: Trust your gut. Pasricha’s ninth ‘secret’ to happiness: Don’t always take advice. Most pearls of wisdom conflict with one another (even in good books!)

Wealth and success do not lead to happiness. In fact, they can yield the opposite. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha, a popular online writer, takes readers on a sprawling, informal, and entertaining tour of the field of positive psychology, complete with hand-drawn scribbles and plenty of exclamation points for good measure. His well-being hacks aren’t exactly new, but they’re useful. Happiness is about behavior change. Take brisk walks. Reduce the number of decisions you make. Don’t retire, ever. Change your routine first, and your emotional health will follow suit.

“Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business”

Author: Charles Duhigg

Daily Tip: If you come across a new idea in a book, stop and try to explain it to someone. Doing anything with new information makes it easier to understand and retain.

Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Duhigg’s latest book is a well-sourced series of rules and tips assembled from a range of case studies in productivity best practices. At Google researchers found that who you put on a team matters less than the group’s social norms (ex: everyone should talk in meetings, everyone should feel safe sharing even bad ideas). At Disney directors embrace the fear of brainstorming on a deadline while at GE employees develop long-range goals as well as smaller ones to help realize them. In his most amusing study, Duhigg profiled senior citizens at nursing home. He found that the healthiest seniors are the ones who actively rebel against the system.