Whether you’re diving into the whole “new year, new you” concept, or you’ve been on a journey of self-improvement for some time now, there’s no doubt that a little bit of inspiration can go a long way. Whatever your goal is, you can find the kick in the right direction you were looking for in the five self-help books below.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
“What do I want out of life?” It’s an age old question, and if your response is “happiness,” you’re not alone. Gretchen Rubin decided the same thing and dedicated a year of her life to a happiness project. Read along as Rubin shares her groundbreaking journey laced with scientific research, and get inspired to seek greater happiness within your own life.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
It’s nearly impossible to search for self-help books without this classic popping up. This highly-reputable guide breaks down the habits needed in order to reach goals, adapt to change, and reap the benefits of new opportunities. This book doesn’t just help you navigate your career — These principles apply to all aspects of your life.
How to Be a Person in the World by Heather Havrilesky
As the author of a weekly advice column, Havrilesky knows a thing or two about helping people who are stuck in a rut. This book shares a few fan favorites from her column, along with some brand new material that’s never been published. Sit back, dive into her practical advice, and take comfort in the fact that you’re never alone in your problems and challenges.
Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a personal mentor? In this motivating read, Ferriss pulls together a “tribe” of succesful individuals — from celebrities to business moguls — and shares their advice on success, happiness, and finding meaning in life.
Years of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
As one of Hollywood’s most powerful women, you’d never guess that Shonda Rhimes once described herself as an introvert. In this hilarious and motivational read, Rhimes explains how simply saying “yes” completely changed her life for the better, and how it can change yours too.
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