Hello lovelies! I hope you are having a great start to the year. I have been a fan of self help books for as long as I can remember. I have read tons of self help books, and I have to say not all self help books are made the same. For me, there are a handful of books that have had a profound and life changing effect on my mindset, my outlook, and my positivity, and these are the 5 books I will share with you today. These 5 books have impacted me so greatly,and are so well written and helpful, that I still go back and reread certain parts if I need a refresh on my mindset and self love. I’m sharing these with you in hopes that if you or anyone you know are going through something difficult, or feeling stuck in a life circumstance, I hope one of these books can help shift you out of that place. I hope you find some light in reading these beautiful books, and heal whatever is hurting you, so you can move on and start loving your self and your life again.
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In no particular order, here are the 5 books that will literally change your life, if you take the time to read them. Just click on the image to purchase the book (via Amazon).
This book is everything! I started following Vex King on Instagram and his account quickly became one that I looked for each morning when I opened up Instagram. His posts are uplifting, profound, and relatable. He shares his own life story while he guides you on how to live a positive and loving life. So naturally, when he came out with his first book, I had to have it. And I am so glad I bought it. It is such an amazing book, full of real life examples, and simple practices for you to improve your mind, body, and soul. I highly recommend you read this.
Manifest Now is all about the law of attraction, but Idil Ahmed takes it to the next level by explaining that if you want to attract things into your life, you need to visualize yourself as already knowing those things are yours, now. This book is so powerful, I was able to manifest numerous things into my life within a matter of weeks, by applying her method. Whenever I need to get back on track with the law of attraction, I turn to this book and re-read a few chapters. It’s a must read if you want to attract better circumstances into your life. I also follow Idil on Instagram for daily motivation and uplifting quotes, I highly recommend you to follow her account!
These two books are by the same author (Domonique Bertolucci). I had never heard about the author or her books prior to reading them; I just happened to stumble upon the Kindness Pact one day at Home Sense, and I am so grateful that I did! It was no accident however; I truly believe I was meant to have this book. It helped me to heal a lot of the wounds and trauma I had not properly processed and dealt with from my childhood. The guidance in the book allowed me to truly step into loving myself for who I really am. I gained so much from this book, that I immediately searched for the author’s other books, and that’s when I came across the Happiness Code. In the Happiness Code, Ms. Bertolucci covers her 10 keys to happiness, impressing upon you that happiness is a choice, and it’s possible for you in this very moment. The way that Ms. Bertolucci writes, it feels as if she is speaking directly to you, as if she already knows you. I loved reading both of her books, and actually I feel like it’s about time for a reread of both her books!
I saved this book for last on the list because it is the most special to me. I was about 18 years old, roaming through the self help section at Chapters, almost embarrassed at that point to be in the self help section (this was a different time, self help was not as mainstream as it is today, this was over 15 years ago). Anyways, this employee approaches me and says “Oh, you’re into self help? I have the perfect book for you “.
He ducks away for a second, and then returns with this exact book. He places it in my hands, and as I absorb the blue and yellow cover, taking in the title and all that it will hold for me, I look up to thank him, but he was gone, just as suddenly as he had appeared. I had frequently visited that bookstore, almost on a weekly basis, and I had never seen this employee before, nor did I ever see him again. It made me wonder if he was some sort of angel sent for me.
The reason I felt like this was a spiritual encounter was because this book literally shook me to my core and changed everything for me. It’s what got me started with self love and healing myself. Reading and applying Dr. Wayne Dyer’s 10 secrets for success and inner peace helped me to overcome a very hurtful situation at that point in my life. I believe I was meant to read it. I also believe that I am meant to share all of this with you, so I can help you heal and love yourself, even if just a little bit more.
Reading books on self help and self love is a great way to shift yourself out of a negative funk, and start moving toward a more positive life path. Loving yourself is a process, not a one-step, overnight solution sort of thing. Reading the right material is key to gaining insights into your own thinking and behavior patterns. I truly do not know where I would be without any of these 5 books that I have shared with you today. I hope these books will do the same for you. And I’ll be sure to add to this list if I come across any more life changing self love books, so come back soon! As always, please leave me any questions or comments below! Until next time,