While January is all but over, we still have 11 whole months to make good on our New Year's Resolutions.
If you're modus operandi is to make this year even better and brighter than than the last, we've collated our top picks of the best self help reads to lead us on our journey of self discovery.
And no, they're not the type that give us better advice than just ‘staying positive,’ because let's face it, we’ve been hearing that message from almost every blog, lifestyle guru and book on the planet...
- ‘The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F***’ by Mark Manson is a modern self-help guide that’s unapologetically honest and teaches us how to cope when things aren’t going the way we want them to. Teaching us to stop running from our fears, faults and uncertainties, the ruthless and humorous self help guide is perfect for anyone that doesn’t mind a little brutal honesty.
- ‘Modern Mindfulness' by Rohan Gunatillake is another book that steers away from the usual 'technology detox’ method for helping yourself feel comfortable in a world obsessed with social media. If you’re anything like us, any book that tells us to spend a week without checking Instagram instantly ends up abandoned after just a few pages. Gunatillake teaches us how to use technology to our advantage instead of trying to get us to disconnect which is something we definitely can appreciate.
- 'Get Your Sh*t Together' by Sarah Knight is another brutally honest self help guide to pull us out of the cycle of procrastinating and actually help us get what we need to get done, done. The guide teaches us the importance of mental de-cluttering and prioritising, helping us find realistic ways to reach our goals.
- 'You Are A Badass' by Jen Sincero is the self love book we should all pay close attention to. Helping us change what we don’t love about ourselves and love what we can’t change, anyone that needs a little self confidence pick me up should pick up this guide.
- 'The Happiness Code' by Domonique Bertolucci addresses how so many people are comparing themselves to others and feeling like they're missing out on something. It teaches us not to focus on the things we have no control over and to, instead, devote more time to bettering ourselves.
With these inspiring reads on yourself, who knows what you’ll feel inspired to do. So, pull up a chair and put on your reading glasses because these guides are guaranteed to get you feeling ready to take on your New Year's Resolutions.