For those of you who are currently or have ever been in the position where life has got you down and it seems like you are stuck in a place you just cannot seem to escape, it’s important to realize that it is okay to not have all the answers. A lot of people don’t consider self-help books as a way to help them identify with their own struggles or as a source of wisdom and reassurance. Guaranteed, not every self-help book out there has all the answers. There is however a chance you could find one that aligns with your own sense of self. So here is a list of the 5 best self-help books that could be a stepping stone to the changes you need to make to help you live the life that is best for you.
You Are Enough- Cathy Mendoza Jones
Every day we make comparisons between our own lives and the lives of others and honestly giving way too much thought to what other people may or may not think. We always want to be more, have more, and do more but even when we get more, we are never truly satisfied because you can’t have it all. This self-help book aims to help the reader understand that spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically we are enough. It describes the importance of self-acceptance and emphasizes the need to truly grasp the concept of your own self-worth.
How to be happy (or at least less sad) – Lee Crutchley
The hardest part about being sad is that sometimes we forget what it was ever like to be happy. This book emphasizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. Rome wasn’t built in a day so how can one honestly expect to wake up one day and have it all figured out? Rome, however, was built one step at a time and that is exactly how you should live your life. One step at a time until eventually one day you wake up and realize that you are happy… or at least less sad.
Choose Wonder over worry- Amber Rae
Getting over your fears is the first step you need to take to make that leap of faith. Being afraid holds you back from reaching your dreams. Choose Wonder Over Worry emphasizes the importance of conquering your fears and stepping out of your comfort zone. Change can’t happen unless you make an assertive effort to rearrange the pieces of your life and stepping into a new life entirely of your making envelopes one with a necessary sense of wonder and amazement.
The Power of Positive Thinking- Norman Vincent Peale
Mind over matter has been used for years as a conceptual way of thinking to help many overcome their own physical problems with positive thinking and willpower. The take-home message for the readers here is that if you can think it and believe it, you can achieve it.
You Are a [Renegade]- Jen Sincere
Everyone loves a good movie, book or series with an assertive character playing the lead role. So why don’t we always manifest the lead role to our very own life story that we can’t be our very own renegade? Jen Sincere fully intended for us to become self-aware and identify the rebel in our own selves. To make big life changes all whilst being our very own fan club.