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10 Books About Self-Help & Self-Care to Read in 2021/2022

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If you are looking for self-help, are ready to change your life or simply want to learn about self-care and implement small habits to make positive adjustments, then these ten inspiring books about self-help will put you on the right path. Absorb advice from industry professionals and experts, start applying these tips and tricks into your daily routine and notice your improved life unravel right in front of your eyes. 

Get Your Sh!t Together – Sarah Knight

Self-care is about looking after yourself, but sometimes what you truly need is a little kick in the bum to get your life together and start achieving your goals. Sarah Knight has seriously got her sh!t together, and she shares the methods she tried and tested so you can apply them to your own life and start chasing after those dreams. Kick start your life now and get your sh!t together. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

The Resilience Project – Hugh Van Cuylenburg

Hugh Van Cuylenburg outlines the key steps to leading a happier, more contented, and fulfilled life. The Resilience Project focuses on finding happiness through gratitude, empathy, and mindfulness. After Hugh volunteered in Northern India, he had a life-changing realisation that people were positive and happy despite living in underprivileged communities. But back in Australia, he noticed many individuals struggled with mental health illnesses and happiness despite having access to food, water, shelter, and a loving family. Hugh demonstrates the tools we can utilise to live a happier and more fulfilling life. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

Atomic Habits – James Clear 

Self-care is about doing that 1% each day that makes the next day and your future better. Expert James Clear explains that when you want to change your life, it’s not about looking at the big picture; you need to focus on minuscule details every day, and those are the factors that will change your life. Atomic Habits will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

Make It Happen – Jordanna Levin

The word ‘manifesting’ is being thrown around lately, but what does it mean, and how do we put it into practice? Make It Happen will empower you to take ownership of your life and create anything you want. Jordanna will guide you towards your dream life through a witty and practical delivery.  View on Amazon or Goodreads.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson

In this generation, self-help is all about staying positive, but Mark Manson cuts the crap and shows us how to be happier without focusing on positivity relentlessly. Mark acknowledges that life isn’t easy, it’s hard; he tells us like it is with a refreshing truth. This book demonstrates how to focus on things that truly matter while advising us to understand how limitations and fears can be turned into courage and perseverance—overall creating a happier life by stop giving a f*ck about things that don’t matter. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

Good Vibes, Good Life – Vex King

Vex beat all odds of a challenging childhood. He fought his way through life to become very successful, and most importantly, happy. Good Vibes, Good Life is a collection of Vex’s wisdom and a guide to transforming negative emotions into positive ones. The book is about developing self-love and creating the life you desire. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven

If you want to change the world or make yourself a little better, start by making your bed in the morning. This book caught everyone’s attention upon its release. How could making your bed in the morning change your life? William H. McRaven describes the effects of how small habits represent discipline and self-pride. Make Your Bed uncovers ten essential lessons on how William overcame his challenges during his naval career and how you can use these basic lessons to change your life for the better.  View on Amazon or Goodreads.

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor 

As a society, we believe that we will be happy once we get the promotion we desire or once we lose 5kg, but in reality, it’s the other way around. Happiness fuels success. When we are positive, we are more engaged, motivated, and resilient. In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive to gain a competitive edge at work and in life. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

The Self-Love Experiment – Shannon Kaiser

The Self-Love Experiment explains that putting yourself first is not selfish but essential for success and happiness. Shannon Kaiser learned the secrets of loving herself and finding purpose through multiple hardships to coming out on the other side through self-compassion. The Self-Love Experiment is the ultimate book for teaching you to focus on yourself and finding your purpose. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero 

Through You Are A Badass, Jen Sincero explains how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an extraordinary life. If you are ready to change your life and start a new chapter, You Are A Badass will help you do exactly that. Through hilariously inspiring stories, advice, and easy exercises, you will be on your way to stop those self-sabotaging beliefs and create a life you dream of. View on Amazon or Goodreads.

With these ten books, you are bound to be inspired to look after yourself and start chasing the life you’ve always wanted. Find a comfy spot in the house or outside, grab a cup of tea and maybe some snacks and indulge yourself in expert advice – happy reading!

Inspired to learn more? 

If you’re looking for something more than the above list of books about self-help, Women’s Health & Wellbeing also offer a range of courses through our online learning program, The Hidden World of You. 

From self compassion, vision boards, an eBook on how to set clear and healthy boundaries, plus much more. 

We know you will love the courses so much that we want you to try it free for a month. Use the code 1FREE at the checkout. Cancel any time.


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