Self-help books that will change the way you think 📒👀

There’s no doubt that what makes the best self-help book is very much subjective – it’s very much dependant on the person reading its goals, past experiences and the way their brain works. But one common thread about life changing self-help books is the fact that they act as a catalyst for change.

Let’s be real for a second – we all want to improve our lives in some way, shape or form especially in January when a flurry of “new year new me” resolutions are made from relationships to self-esteem to time management skills or the ability to bat away negative thoughts. ENTER the best self-help books authored by psychologists, professors, doctors, writers and podcasters that will actually refresh the way you think.

Best self-help books of all time:

Me vs Brain: An Overthinker’s Guide to Life

If you haven’t already seen her hilarious TikToks that made you laugh until you cry throughout lockdown. Hayley Morris is a hysterical comedic that takes on overthinking and makes it an internet sensation. This book aims to continue normalising those who overthink everything and don’t feel comfortable daily.

Self-help book for finding peace within turbulence

The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times

If you are looking for a book that feels like a moving, easy, empowering conversation with a friend then this one’s for you. Michelle Obama, a deeply revered public figure brings her extensive experience on the ability to deal with unending scrutiny and pressure.

Self-help book for relationships

Conversations on Love: with Philippa Perry, Dolly Alderton, Roane Gay, Stephen Grosz, Esther Perel, and many more

Conversations of love has changed readers entire approach to love in all its forms, from self-love to relationships with partners, friends, family and dating. The beauty of this book is that it’s deeply profound, hilarious, emotive and insightful all at different moments within the book. These philosophers explore the science of sex, unrealistic societal expectations, accepting change and redefining romance. You’ll want to highlight every sentence. 

Self-help book for self-help overall

Why has nobody told me this before? The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller 2022

Dr Julie is a TikTok sensation that is changing lives with every single page. Her book is packed with insight and immensely readable making it very easy to pick up where you left off. The main theme of this book is mental health and how she aids people with practical tools and tips to build resilience and deal with the challenges that we all will face.

Self-help book for putting less pressure on yourself

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck: A counterintuitive approach to living a good life

I’m sure you all have heard of read this book already with over ten million copies being sold. This “generation defining” book is for anyone that is fed up with the constant cliché positive thinking pressure that we see constantly on our feeds.

Self-help book for living more positively

The comfort book

Matt Haig is a globally beloved writer for the book The Midnight Library. The Comfort book was an instant best seller for one good reason. This book was perfect for anyone to pick up on a bad day. His sensitivity and personable character comes through aiding in reframing racing thoughts and negativity that any readers might have and relating them to his own life and experiences. Bundled up with profound quotes, helpful tools and positive mantras this comfort book is literary a hug.

rubies let us know in the comments section below which books have resonated with you and if you’ll be reading any this year?

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36 thoughts on “Self-help books that will change the way you think 📒👀

  1. Unathi M. says:

    I follow Dr Julie Smith on tik tok and all her videos are eye opening. Her insight on the day to day navigation of emotions and mental health are expentional. However I didnt read this book. From the title it sounds like one would go on a journey of discovery as they page through the pages. OMG!!!! I would love to read this.

    All the other books look intriguing. I would love to read them too. Also Hayley is funny 😂

    #self books all the way

  2. Natasha S. says:

    The book that resonated with me is “Me vs Brain: An Overthinker’s Guide to Life” because that’s me in a nutshell so I would Love to read it. All the other books sound very interesting as well and worth a read for sure📚