My 5 favorite “Self Help” books

 

A few weeks (maybe months now!) I decided to start on a personal growth journey. I had recognized the lack of focus on my self and who I was turning into is nothing that I had ever wanted to become. Through this journey, I have rediscovered my love for reading, and especially personal growth books. These kind of books help you look into yourself as well as improve the future you. A lot of these books were just the product of a late night Amazon shopping binge, but some have been recommended through various podcasts or fellow bloggers. So, let me quit rambling on, and let’s talk about these books!

So, I know there is a stigma around the idea of self help books. It seems like helping yourself does not have a great success rate in some people’s eyes, but my views are very different. These books allow me to find parts of myself that I may have lost. They also allow me to experience personal growth.  What I mean by personal growth is the ability to find happiness in myself as well as others. I can use the confidence I have to help those around me, and share that with those around me. So, while these books are very reliant on what you personally believe, these have had an impact on my life. So, my dear friend, let’s talk about some books, yeah?

Get Over Your Damn Self by Romi Neustadt

Being a blogger (and a now business owner!), I have had to really focus on my brand and who I want to become. If you have read the infamous You Are a Badass, then this is a lot like that book. It has no sugar or fluff, just a ton of useful information. This book is definitely geared toward the business woman. Not only is this making you a stronger business person, but it also helps you utilize your confidence to the best of your abilities as well.

The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells

As we get older, our bodies change. I have experienced this first hand, and it has taken quite a toll on my self esteem. I picked this book up because it had a huge focus specifically on food. I enjoy this book because we are pretty much surrounded by fad diets, tiny waists, and unrealistic body expectations, and this is one of the few things I have read that helped me be more comfortable in the body I have.  This book has helped me look at my body as something that needs to be taken care of, but not changed for the wrong reasons.

Adventures for your Soul by Shannon Kaiser

I picked this book up on recommendation from some friends of mine. I know that I personally settle quite often, and never do things to my full ability. Simply because I get distracted or my anxiety and depression kick in, and then I just decide to lay in bed instead. This does not take a long time to read, and it almost reads as an autobiography. This is definitely a book that focuses on self reflection to make personal growth happen. This is a must read for anybody at any stage of life.

Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell

This is definitely the most spiritual book out of all of these, but in a non denominational way….if that makes any sort of sense. This is about finding your inner light. There are a lot of different writings in this book, and it is one to pick up and read as much or as little as you want. This is an excellent book for finding purpose in this crazy world.

This is an interesting book because it almost makes you face your problems instead of sugar coating them. This is all about accepting the things that may not be as beautiful as we wish they were. What I love about this book is it is kind of like me. It is not always positive, but it wants the best for you. Tough love can sometimes be the best love, and that is what this book is offering.

What books are you loving at the moment? Have you read any of these? Let me know down below!

4 Comments

  1. Personally I love self-help books – I have ever since I was trying to recover from orthorexic eating back in high school! Some of the picks you featured were already on my reading list, and some weren’t, but either way I can’t wait to get to them all eventually 🙂 Thanks for sharing! xo

  2. These sounds absolutely fantastic. Thanks for such a great list. As a small business owner “Get Over Your Damn Self” sounds perfect!! ! I thought I would add one to the list that has helped me immensely called “The Worry Free Mind” (http://drscarolandbill.com/). It is so easy to let stress and anxiety ruin your day and I have found as I get older it’s harder to handle. This book is written by psychologists who not only give the biological reasons for stress but also a way to retrain the way you think and conquer these thoughts and feelings. It is an easy, informative read that will leave you feeling motivated and prepared to handle the worst. Sometimes it’s a simple as shifting our focus and attention onto something else. If you are looking for something different to try and a way to permanently change how you handle stressful situations you have to read this book. I would love to know what you think and maybe it will make it to a future list.

    1. That sounds like something I definitely need to read! I’ll have to go and find it asap! Thanks for your recommendation.

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