Ever felt so lost in life that all you wanted to do was run away? We’ve all been through that phase when we felt so irrevocably shattered that we lost all hope. And the truth remains that no matter how much you try to escape it, it’s not going to help. You could sleep all day, distract yourself or even run away, but it’s not going to be okay- not permanently at least. Until and unless you face your problems and work towards them, they are going to keep lingering around.
If you think self-help books have the ability to change your life, you’re sure as hell right. So, if you’re willing to start - choose from these 7 amazing books that will help you release all your negativity, achieve your goals and most importantly, make you love yourself.
“You become what you think about most... But you also attract what you think about most.”
We’ve all heard that our mind is the most powerful weapon in our life. It can either be our best ally or our worst enemy. But how many of us actually work towards changing our negative thoughts to positive ones? According to author Rhonda Byrnes, “your thoughts become things!” So, the sooner we learn to control our mind, the sooner we realise that we’ve got the whole world in our hands. That’s ‘the secret’ you get to further explore in this worldwide bestseller that managed to change the lives of millions through Rhonda’s ‘Law of Attraction’.
“This “wrong” place is telling you everything you need to know about yourself to get into the right one.”
The one phrase that Maxie McCoy heard over and over again from most women she mentored or spoke with during women’s leadership workshops was, “I’m so lost.” This is why she decided to come up with this tough-loving, awesome guide to help us find our way. If you’ve been stuck in the same phase for a while and can’t help but doubt the direction in which your life’s heading, this compelling guide will help you achieve confidence and teach you to trust your instincts. With step by step advice and thought-provoking exercises, it’ll help you explore and make small yet impactful decisions in life that will take you from the land of ‘lost’ to ‘found’.
“Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.”
This self-help book is as much a pat on your back as a much-needed slap on the face of everyone who doesn’t shy away from giving you bulls**t advice. Contrary to popular belief, this hilariously engaging book makes you realise that life is not about getting rid of all your problems but finding the right ones to solve. It’s not about avoiding failure but getting better at failure with each wrong step. It’s not about knowing everything but embracing the comfort in not knowing anything. Basically, not only does it help you accept all the unavoidable imperfections in your life, but also shows you how you can choose to not give a f*ck about them.
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
Oprah Winfrey, one of the most inspiring and extraordinary women in the world, brings together her most essential nuggets of wisdom in this thought-provoking gem of a book that’s bound to make you weep and fall in love with life and yourself all over again. Categorised by life’s most exhilarating themes like joy, resilience, gratitude, connection, possibility, clarity, power and awe, these candid, heartwarming and frequently hilarious essays offer a rare and intimate insight into Oprah’s heart and mind which not only help you come face-to-face with certain truths of life but also guide you in becoming the best version of yourself, fearlessly.
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
How many hours out of the last 24 hours did you spend doing something that made you happy? Did you spend all your time panicking or rushing hurriedly towards something that paid your bills - again? Did those moments make you feel glad to be alive? As brutal as the title sounds, this brilliant book by Robin Sharma makes you realise that life is too short to be spent on perfecting mundane routines which bring us temporary satisfaction. A well-lived life is in fact, the kind that’s filled with passion and an abundance of awe-inspiring experiences. So, if you find yourself caught in a labyrinth or a life lacking the same, grab this book right now!
“The greatest challenge for most of us is believing that we are worthy now, right this minute. Worthiness doesn’t have prerequisites.”
In today’s perfection-oriented world, we spend most of our time dwelling, wanting or dreaming of being something we’re not - instead of embracing and loving who we are. We can’t help but think about how “easy” everything would be once we attain a ‘certain’ perfection in life without knowing that the real magic lies in being beautifully flawed and unique. Through this amazing guide, Brene Brown helps us accept ourselves and permanently plants the seeds of confidence, compassion and connection.
“The happiest people are not the ones who achieve the most. They are the ones who spend more time than others in a state of flow.”
It’s no secret that the Japanese live the longest and healthiest lives in the world. According to the Japanese philosophy, we all have a passion or a unique talent inside of us that has the ability to make each day meaningful and drives us to become the best version of ourselves. This is our ‘Ikigai’. But finding our Ikigai requires a patient search. And this book helps you realise yours through sweet, simple and surprisingly effective ways of life including the Japanese ‘state of flow’.
Go ahead and give one of these books a chance to make you feel alive again, princess.
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