The 5 Best Self-Help Books That Will Change Your Life

Back in the day, self-help books were reserved for people who wanted to read about why men were from Mars, these days, we know a bit more about mindfulness, self-help, and mental health, so self-help books reflect that, too. These life-changing self-help books will help you stay on track and change the way you think about everything, trust us!


1. The Mindfulness Journal by Corinne Sweet

If you find that you’re far too stressed and you need to relax, or you’re too glued to your phone to be in the moment, you need to grab this mindfulness journal. Read our article on why mindfulness could the key to success if you need to know why you should be more in the moment. Available here


2. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Grab this book if you’re regularly driven crazy by all the little things in life and find yourself getting completely riled up by things that really don’t matter. It has 20 million copies sold worldwide for a reason, forget the small stuff and focus on what’s important. Available here



3. The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington 

Our favorite Career Girl Arianna Huffington has a new book coming out that focuses on the power of sleep. Arianna attributes sleep to success, and if you read our article on why being an early riser is the key to success you know that you need those 8 hours! Available here


4. Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 

Shonda Rhimes completed a year of yes. Which sounds pretty scary, but actually transformed her life. This book chronicles her journey and explains how simply saying yes could change your life completely! If you need more reason to check this book out, read our article on how saying yes could change your life. Available here


5. The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck by Sarah Knight

Sarah believes that our f*cks are precious, we should save them for the things that matter and stop spending them on things like worrying whether we’re liked. This book is our favorite for its no-nonsense approach to thinking of yourself in a non-selfish way! Available here

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  • Katie Frost

    The Five Agreements is another life changing book! Will be purchasing some of these as I’m on my road to a more positive life! Great post! xo

  • Prerna Bhatt

    Ahh this is what I was looking up this morning. I am going to save this article so I can go to Indigo and see if they have one of these books! Thanks <3

  • Posh, Broke, & Bored

    Hahaha I’m seriously tempted to buy the Marie Kondo parody especially as I loved Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (it really did change my life!). The Mindfulness Journal too, mostly because I love the book cover…yes, graphic design is a factor in my decision to buy books, I’m that shallow…

    Jasiminne: Posh, Broke, & Bored

  • Iga Berry

    Nr. 5 is great! Definitely worth it to have a look. I heard about Nr. 1 but I haven’t had a proper look into it yet.

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  • Mama Sow

    Thank you for sharing this list as I have not read any of these books yet. I am quite interested in the second one about not sweating the small stuffs, and the last one the life changing magic of not giving a fuck hehe.

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  • nancy wilson

    The gift of writing can help.

    Alan Croft is a first time author that has struggled with depression in the past and after a consultation with a therapist managed to turn his life around. Part of the book’s introduction details how difficult it was to admit there was a problem and that he should try and find help but on a doctor’s advice began to write. This is what saved him. He has recently self published a memoir and is seeking assistance to promote it with the wish to help others that are desperate for a way out and hopes to donate a portion of the profits to this cause. You can contact me at [email protected]

    Thank you

  • Ebbie Style

    Great post! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely thinking about getting the last one.