The right self-help books to help you with confidence, self-esteem, communication, personal growth and development.
Whether you’re battling with self-image, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, or just want to understand yourself better and learn how this world works, and the best solution I can give you are books.
Books have been neglected due to the internet, but sometimes we have to go back to where it all started. The internet is full of mean nobody’s who are out there to make people feel like crap. When I started my personal development journey some months back, I promised myself to read a ton of book on different aspects of my life so as to improve and let go of the past. Here are 5 of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them.
1. Love yourself, Heal your life workbook by Louise Hay
This is a 200+ workbook where you fill in information regarding yourself. It helps you dig deeper and confront the dark parts of you. It helps you track how you think of the world and the things you’ve gone through to the main reasons that cause them. You analyze how the people around you respond to things, and how those responses shaped your life. After filling everything, you are able to pick the right things and let go of the bad things in your life. You heal yourself, forgive yourself, and most of all, learn to love yourself.
2. A new model by Ashley Graham
This book is one of my favorites because it talks about self-image from a model, a plus-size model. Through her experiences, you learn that nobody size is perfect and they all have their downfalls. It teaches true beauty, passion, fearlessness and confidence and self-love.
3. The smart girls guide to self-care By Shahida Arabi
This book is really unique because it deals with real problems like depression, self-image, self-harm, abuse, and other threatening situations. All situations are explained in detail and you are being guided through. In this book, you will read people success stories, and yours should be there too. You will immerge a new soul after this book. After all, if you understand your problem, you’re just one step away from solving it.
4. Beautifully imperfect by Craig Beck
This book is short, but it’s the best kind of short, it treats everything directly and simply. It teaches you about your imperfections and how to love yourself, it helps you build a relationship with yourself, understand your flaws and love them. It explains all factors causing the low self-esteem and body image issue in the society like the internet and what not. If you have issues with self-confidence, self-esteem or have been bullied for your size, looks or disability, this is the book to read. It’s beautiful.
5. Being happy by Andrew Mathews
If you want to be happy in this life, you have to read this book. It covers a lot of stuff but it stresses the fact that you have to want to be happy and that you can’t base your happiness on a condition or achievement. Your happiness starts with your subconscious, you have to own it and choose it. This book helps you understand how success works, chasing your dreams, relationships and more. Other books by this author are how life works and follow your passion, they are shorter than how to be happy, besides it covers all of them. If you enjoy picture books, he does the illustrations himself and it’s really catchy and fun to read
6. The secret by Rhonda Byrne
The secret is the law of attraction, when you want something, you think about it positively, and it happens that’s all. The law of attraction, in love, money, happiness, relationships, that’s pretty much it. People’s testimony and proof that it’s all in your head.
7. How to make people like you in 90 seconds or less by Nicholas Boothman
This book is not about dressing nice or talking nicely to make people like you. It’s about liking yourself, liking the people and understanding people. It teaches small talk, how to listen and the right body language and also boosting your confidence when talking to people.
- How to handle criticism like a GirlBoss
- How to find your passion: defining passion for success
- How to achieve your life goals
- How to find motivation & stay motivated
- How to plan for a successful life + goal setting worksheet
These are 7 of the books I have read. I have read a lot more and wish to read more also. These books have helped me really well and what I’ve written doesn’t do them justice.
You can experiment with books, also find a writer that inspires you and read his/her book. Contact the writer if you have any questions or need further help. My inbox is always open if you want to talk.
Don’t just read the books, you have to implement what they teach you.
If you don’t like books, there are a lot of audiobooks and podcasts which will give you the same results.
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