Whether or not one appreciates the genre, the self help sector is booming. Indeed, by no means a new fad, some of the books have been around for many decades. What’s more, the genre has seen a massive influx of attention in recent years. Thusly, it is now much more common and acceptable to utilize tips from professionals to help changes one’s own thinking and/or circumstances. That being said, not all self-help books were created equal. Please review the following awesome recommendations.
Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway – Written by Susan Jeffers, this book is perfect for anyone who may feel crippled by fear. Chock full of techniques designed to help anyone break through feelings of fear and discomfort, this book helps readers to live an overall more satisfying life.
The Four Agreements – Penned by the world renowned author and speaker Don Miguel Ruiz, this book covers ancient Toltec wisdom. An impressive body of work, this book discusses the many limiting beliefs that prevent our happiness, how we come to trust said beliefs, as well as how to rid our psyches of this detrimental way of thinking for good.
The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind- For anyone who is having trouble getting things done due to lack of focus, this is the perfect book to address that issue. Written by Alan Wallace, this book covers various states of mind that can help improve focus, as well as how to channel said focus into the things that are deemed the most important.
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Written by Novel prize winner Daniel Kahneman, this book covers how human thinking is divided into two systems: fast and slow, as well as how psychology affects our overall decision making. Ultimately leaving readers with a better sense of how to utilize each respective system.
An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination and Being Prepared for Anything- Written by one of the most accomplished astronauts of our time, Chris Hadfield gives down-to-Earth tips about facing life’s ups and downs this cleverly spaced-out narrative. Rather than dreading the unexpected turmoil that sometimes occurs in life, Hadfield encourages the world to embrace everything that comes, with a smile.
Overall, this list is clearly not exhaustive. There are tons of self help books on the market to address everything from how to cope with mental health issues, to how to start a business. No matter what type of help one needs, the bottom line is that even the best resource will only work if you are ready to help yourself.