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7 Of The Best Self-Help Books That Will Help You Be The Best Version Of Yourself

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There is no shame in admitting we all need help sometimes. At work, at home, in relationships- we all need something to turn to, something that will get us through it all. The best way that I found, that really gives you some direction and boosts your self-esteem is diving into self-help books.

The first time I read one, I was in the 8th grade. I was the quiet scrawny child lacking self-confidence. That book made me want to work on my self-confidence and my body language. Since then, I’ve turned to self-help books to seek guidance a lot. It sounds corny, I know, but the next time you’re in a book store don’t just walk by the self- help section. Stop and see, you might just find something that will help you optimize your potential.

But if you need a guiding hand, here is a round-up of self-help books that will work on various aspects of your life. Read on, ladies!

1. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Every woman has moments of crippling self-doubt at one time or another. This book by Rachel Hollis is for those moments. Thanks to the outstanding phenomena that is patriarchy, every one of us have had lies fed to us about what we can and can’t do. This book is debunking all such lies, Rachel is basically telling all her readers to wake up and wash their faces to get a reality check. Get this book now, to be free of everything that is weighing you down and preventing you from being the best version of yourself.

2. How to be a Bawse by Lily Singh

Lily Singh is seriously multi-talented! Apart from being a successful YouTuber and now a TV show host, she is also a best-selling author. Yepp, this book basically teaches you how to be your own boss, a person who is unapologetic and exudes confidence. Inspired by many of Lily’s own hilarious and inspiring real-life anecdotes, How to be a bawse shows us there are no shortcuts to success.

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3. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

This book by Rachel Hollis is a holy grail for all those women who are trying to break free from the clutches of their comfort zones. Through this book, the author is sending out a message to all women to stop conforming to societal norms and start recognizing their own potential. If you have ever felt like you conform too much or live by other people’s standards that hold you back from reaching your goal, this book is for you.

4.Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an author who has been helping people from all walks of life for quite some time now. After Eat, Pray Love, her book Big Magic is a must-read for all artistic women out there who are trying to find their inspiration. Through the book, she is encouraging all of us to find the strange jewels that are hidden within us. She talks about the mysterious nature of inspiration and cracks open a whole world of wonder and joy. This book is for all those people who are struggling to find inspiration and love, check it out and you will find it really helps you.

5. The Up side of Down by Megan Mcardle

The trick to solving any problem in life is to look for the silver lining. After all, without that silver lining, we’d never have any hope. The Up side of Down is a book that teaches its readers to hold on to that. It illustrates the importance of failures and talks about how essential it is to hold on to your confidence even in the most trying of times. We would never learn without or mistakes, now would we?

6. ‘How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything’ by Erin Falconer

This book is a must-read for all women who are constantly in a state of guilt- ‘We aren’t good enough’, ‘We aren’t doing enough’ etc. Unless we are all over the place, we feel like we aren’t being productive enough. Through this book, Erin Falconer actually shows us why doing less is okay. In fact, it shows you how to excel in three areas of our lives that you really need to focus on. After you have done that, it tells us ways to unload or just stop giving a damn about the rest. This book will help you optimize your potential by teaching you to direct your focus in the correct places.

7. ‘Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women’ by Becca Anderson

Even the most badass of women need reminders of how remarkable they are, or they can be. That is why the art of self-affirmation is so important to practice daily. If you are bogged down with work or familial problems or anything else for that matter, this book helps you to just stop in your tracks, breathe and remind yourself of how amazing you really are. It contains unforgettable quips and one-liners from the world’s most badass women- from Rihanna to Margaret Atwood, they have all weighed in to pass on their wisdom and entertain us with their wit.

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