I think these are (by far) the BEST self-help books to read!
I’ve made some big shifts over the years. And this is partly from reading these incredible books. They have seriously changed my life!
Some of these are more about spiritual growth, relationships, or personal development. They are all super powerful.
I like to think that great books are the cheapest way to change your life.
So get cozy and let’s dive in!
The 10 Best Self-Help Books To Read (These Changed My Life!)
I have recommended at least one of these books to nearly everyone I know!
Some of these books I like to read on my Kindle and some I’d rather listen to on audiobook.
1. The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
I’m such a big fan of Mel Robbins!
She has a straight forward, tough-love sort of way of teaching that is very kind and relatable.
If you struggle with procrastination, following through with things, and daily habits – this is the book for you! Trust me.
2. Untamed – Glennon Doyle
I read Glennon’s previous book, Love Warrior, as well. At the time I was in an unhealthy relationship and this book really spoke to me.
It actually scared me a little because I knew I had to get out, but I didn’t want to admit it.
So her journey has been one I felt a very strong connection with.
When Untamed was released, I snatched it up on audiobook immediately and listened to it in a matter of days.
This is one of the BEST books for women that I can share with you.
Glennon shares how much she shrank herself to fit into a mold that didn’t fit. Her words are so powerful and they have inspired me to go after the life that I wanted.
She is an incredible narrator too!
I highly recommend the audiobook if you can (I borrowed the audiobook for free from my local library!)
3. The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
I love listening to Brené Brown. All of her books are great on audiobook!
The Gifts of Imperfection is a great book that helps to teach self-acceptance.
You can explore more from Brené here by listening to her TED Talk (for free!)
4. The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
This book helped me years ago through a tough period of anxiety.
It’s a classic!
It has taught me that by looking at life mindfully, I can shift my perspective to the present.
With stress and anxiety, we often look ahead and worry about “what if?”
What happens when we disregard those worried thoughts and focus on this singular moment? Well, I’ll tell you, we shift our perspective.
If you struggle with future-thinking, worries, or “what ifs” this book will help you to reframe to the current moment.
I loved reading this book on paperback and keep my copy handy at all times!
5. The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer
The Untethered Soul is a classic spiritual book that helps me to disassociate from the thoughts in my mind.
If you struggle with negative thoughts this can be super helpful.
I can only read a couple pages at a time of this book – it’s so profound and powerful and it’s nice to let it digest.
It’s a perfect book to read slowly, maybe a couple pages each day as a part of your morning routine.
You won’t regret reading this one!
6. When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodron
Pema Chodron’s work holds a special place in my heart.
When things feel really tough, her writing lifts me up to a new level of understanding.
While all her books are worth investing in, I feel like this one is especially helpful.
7. The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday
This is an excellent daily read that offers a daily short passage of stoic wisdom.
I’ve been interested in stoicism lately because it is so different than what I’ve learned before.
I love new perspectives and this book offers a ton of helpful mindset shifts.
8. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life – Byron Katie
In this book, Byron Katie offers 4 questions to reframe your perspective. She calls it “the work”.
9. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
This helpful book offers great wisdom that is useful for everyone. It’s an easy book to read and it’s also very affordable.
Grab this one if you need a quick mindset shift!
10. Outwitting The Devil – Napoleon Hill
I am in the middle of this book and am having the hardest time putting it down!
For a book that was written in 1938, it is SO engaging and exciting.
I’ve actually had this book for about a year before I finally started reading it, and I know now that this is the perfect time!
This book starts by sharing Napoleon Hill’s journey from being a well-respected expert on success to struggling with his own dark battles, and how he began putting the pieces back together by listening to his “other self”. You can call that “other self” intuition, God, your authentic self, your higher self, whatever you like! It doesn’t really matter. We all have that voice that is important to listen to.
Then the book takes a dramatic and eye-opening turn. He expands in-depth on fear vs. faith in a shocking and captivating interview.
If you struggle consistently with fear-based thinking (and have an open mind), check this book out!
I highly recommend grabbing this on ebook or paperback.
What are your favorite self-help books?
Tell me in the comments what you love to read when you need a boost!
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