5 Self-Help Books to Get You Through the Quarantine
Maan de Vera
With so many depressing things happening around us, it’s really easy to slip into a series of self-defeating musings. While it’s completely normal and healthy to be sad about our current situation, we must simply do our best to not give in and keep our mental health in check. And the best way to make sure that we get our daily dose of meaningful good vibes is to get started on self-help books.
Here are some that you should seriously consider reading:
1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
This book will teach you how to live a meaningful life by simply caring less. Now, that doesn’t mean that you should stop trying hard for the things that matter to you. Rather, it highlights the importance of identifying the stuff that you truly value and redirecting all of your energy to those things only.
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Since you’re spending most of your time at home, now is the best time to clean and declutter your home. After all, an unruly space is a surefire way to lose track of your possessions and ruin your mood. So, if you want easy and practical ways to reorganize your things, then you’ll surely learn a thing or two from this.
3. What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles
This pandemic has surely placed a lot of our dreams on hold and that includes the careers of many of us.On the other hand, this book will give you an insight on figuring out the correct job path for you. It will also give tips on how to write a resume, how to answer interviews, and many others.
4. You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
If you think that your perspective in life and your self-confidence is in dire need of a makeover, then this book is surely for you. This will allow you to get to know yourself on a deeper level and eventually, you’ll realize that you’re worthy of your own love. Because at the end of the day, your relationship with yourself matters the most.
5. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
According to its writer, a “bawse” is defined as “a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.” So, you’re in luck if you feel like you need improvement on these aspects; all you have to do is to pick this book up.
Self-help books aren’t as nail-biting as other books, sure. But we all need to take the time and allow ourselves to just soak in literature that helps us think better thoughts and live better lives.