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Here Are Some Best Sellers in Self-Help Books

Books can serve a variety of functions—from entertainment to education , but self-help books are intended to assist us in improving a specific aspect of our lives. Though the term “self-help” usually make us think of images of cheesy lectures and impractical advice, the best self-help books actually offer readers a new perspective to explore habit building, emotional growth, or gain a deeper understanding of the world.


Self-help can be difficult at first, but if you embrace it and stick with it, it will pay off handsomely in the long run. Changing yourself is an ongoing process. The books on our list will be an excellent starting point for your adventure.

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Here are the best books to read if you want to live your best life and become your most powerful self. Find out what their secrets are and make it happen!

“Atomic Habits” by James Clear

“Atomic Habits” is a practical self-help book that teaches readers how to break bad habits and form new ones. With James Clear’s suggestions and motivational writing, any reader can develop a system of change with an abundance of practical examples.

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen. R. Covey

The title of this book does not do it justice. Covey shares with us seven habits to adopt in order to be truly effective in whatever you want to achieve. Of course, it is not as simple as it appears. He emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift, a fundamental shift in how we perceive the world and ourselves.

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This book can be read as a guide, complete with practice, to go through the stages necessary to effect such a shift. Part shock therapy, part ageless spiritual wisdom, Covey’s book is jam-packed with practical wisdom.

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is a professional organizing consultant who presents the KonMari method of organizing and has a book and Netflix series that have changed how we organize and stay tidy. Kondo introduces readers to her approach to cleaning in “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” including the idea of only keeping items that “spark joy.”

“Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy” by Whitney Goodman 

Your days are frequently peppered with feel-good memes and positive quotes like ‘good vibes only.’ While positive affirmations can be mood boosters, occasionally, they can also make us feel as if taking time to grieve after a breakup, for example, or to understand career pressures should be soothed simply by positive affirmations.

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Instead of limiting time to process emotions, sought-after therapist Whitney Goodman shares concrete, practical, and applicable advice in this candid guide. Her advice is based on real-life examples and client stories.

“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

“The Power of Now” is a spiritual self-help book that claims that living in “the now” is the only way to happiness. Tolle’s book, which is more of a practical guide than a traditional narrative, aims to inspire readers to become aware of the thoughts and challenges that keep us from living in the present moment.

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