A guide to the best self-help books

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In the middle of a pandemicWe could all use a little helping hand. However, if you are not the type to endlessly improve yourself, you may be a bit skeptical about self-help. However, try to put your raised eyebrow to one side and give the books below a chance. Our selection of the best self-help guides has something for everyone. Give it a try and who knows? Maybe you have a new perspective.

THE ASTROLOGY FIX: A MODERN GUIDE TO COSMIC SELF-CARE: FOR MODERN MYSTICS

Modern Guide to Cosmic Self-Care from Theresa Cheung

The Astrology Fix: A Modern Guide to Cosmic Self-Care by Theresa Cheung is a one-stop shop for anyone who believes in the greater power of the universe. It is part of the self help tool and part of the contemporary spiritual guide. Cheung will speak to you by voting Suggest over 50 corrections to your “astrological personality” in order to change your life: Choose from an Aries ritual for motivation a full moon empowerment spell, an evocation of twin laughter, a Leo trust pose, a color correction or a healing heartache bath. For those who think the answers to problems lie outside of the box logically, this is the ultimate guide to the galaxy with a strong index of cosmic healings.

EVERYTHING CAN BE PICTURED: For those who are always busy

Everything can be found out by Maria Forleo

We all know a person who is Just. Habit. Stop. The ideal read for them is the New York Times bestseller, Everything Is Figureoutable by Maria Forleo. Praised by greats like Oprah Winfrey and Cheryl Strayed, it works on the principle that creative, ambitious people sometimes run into problems, but pretty much all of them can be solved by accepting that everything has an answer. This is a guide to thinking more positively and breaking each task down into manageable steps. It covers everything from dealing with imposter syndrome to cracking progress, not perfection. Optimistic, resilient and thoroughly motivating.

THE 7 HABITS OF VERY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE:: FOR A CAREER CHANGE

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

Sometimes the oldies are the goodies. Stephen R. Covey’s phenomenally successful band, The 7 habits of very effective peoplewas revised and updated this year for the 30th anniversary. A book credited with changing the lives of presidents and CEOs, teachers and parents summarizes the recipe for success in seven (relatively) simple principles for problem solving. Give this product to your friend who needs a motivational boost – highly efficient, easy to explain and actually works. This Barnstormer was also recommended by Arianna Huffington. Do you need more persuasion?

THE ENERGY EQUALITY: FROM BARE APE TO KNACKERED APE: FOR THE BURNED OUT

The energy equation: from naked apes to captured apes

After a year like 2020, it’s safe to say that pretty much every one of us is. If you’re struggling to get up and are actually just feeling exhausted and drained, try out the upcoming release The Energy Equation: From Naked Monkey to Cracked Monkey. It was sponsored by the NHS and independent practitioner Dr. Sarah Myhill co-authored and focused on Myhill’s studies of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME with editor and former patient Craig Robinson. A simple and readable report on the basics of wellbeing. It’s a clever and useful guide to replenishing your energy levels. January is a must, we think you will agree.

THE POETRY PHARMACEUTICAL FOR THOSE WHO HATE SELF-HELP

The poetry pharmacy

If you’ve read through this entire list and can’t see yourself … well, somewhere you might appreciate some alternative. The time-honored and always wonderful The Poetry Pharmacy, compiled by William Sieghart and full of words by Siegfried Sassoon, Derek Walcott and Maya Angelou, is a classic for a reason. A specific poem is prescribed for each illness, from gloom to defeatism to unrequited love, which provides comfort and space for reflection. There’s even one for News Overload – especially useful in these difficult times. A truly comforting book that is essential for the shelves of poetry lovers (and self-help haters).

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