Sometimes life can be tough. Maybe you’re in a bit of financial difficulty, or are simply feeling at a bit of a loose end. Whatever the situation, a little extra help can go a long way. Take a look at this post from Mr Lender to find out how you can use self help books to bring a little extra positivity into your life and to get your life goals underway.
The benefits of using self help books
Self help books are a fantastic way to bring positivity into your life when things do not quite seem to be going to plan, and they help to provide you with a better outlook on certain situations.
If you want to make positive steps to getting your life back on track, carrying out activities and exercises is the way to go. Most self help books today will have activities for you to complete in order for you to begin making changes in your life, such as budgeting tips and stress relief exercises.
Another great reason for reading self help books is that they help to prioritise what’s most important in life. You may be currently working yourself up about needing to save for a mortgage or rent deposit, when clearing unnecessary debt may in fact be the first task to tackle in order for you to progress. Reading these books help to clear stumbling blocks like these, allowing you to progress in your path to a stress free life.
Keep in mind
While self help books are a huge help for many people, there are a number of things to bear in mind. Firstly, it’s important to remember that what works for one person, might not necessarily work for someone else. If you have a friend who has been reading a particular book which has helped them to get their finances in order and life back on track, consider whether your life goals are the same as theirs. If they are reading self help books for a different reason to you, the same book may not be able to help you in your goals. Before purchasing a book, read the description and find out what the book is about. See if it can help you with your goals. If you feel that another book may be better suited, don’t simply settle because a friend has recommended it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that self help books should be thought of as an expansion of what is already there, and not an improvement of what you’re lacking. If you choose to read self help books because you want to change who you are, you’re not going to be particularly successful. Use self help books to build upon the qualities you already have and use them to accept who you are. This will then help you to map out your future plans more effectively.
Some books to take a look at
As mentioned before, different self help books can be used for different reasons. Take a look at the following books for a little inspiration:
In Fearne Cotton’s book ‘Happy’ she talks about her own battles with mental illness and how you can make small steps in your day to day life to help overcome similar issues.
Another book to help bring joy, happiness and freedom to your life is ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz. In this book, the author talks about four key points in life which tend to make us unhappy, and how you can change it.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is another book designed to help with the stresses of day to day life. This book focuses on the importance of living in the present and letting go of the past, and not focusing on the future.
One final self book to consider reading is ‘The Things Only You Can See When You Slow Down’ by Haemin Sunim. This book offers advice on a whole range of life issues, such as how to handle setbacks and relationships. It’s also full of beautiful illustrations to accompany the text.