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Best Self Help Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Self Help books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (2013)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedYOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON’T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before. By the…
Author(s): Jen Sincero

2. The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing (2019)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedReal self care practices to enrich every part of your lifePicture your best life: Where would you work? What would your social calendar look like? What personal interests would you be exploring? This book is your prescription to turn those visions into a reality―with proven self care strategies for every area of your life. The Self Care Prescription empowers you to find balance and purpose in your relationships, work, and life. From creating a plan to spend more time with family and friends, to zeroing-in on a career that you can feel good about, the book will help you create a personalized…
Author(s): Robyn L. Gobin PhD

3. The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness (2018)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedYou need love from yourself as much as from others. When you have low self-esteem, low confidence or even self-hatred, it’s impossible to live life to the fullest. It’s time to build your self-love and transform your attitude, emotions and overall outlook on life! This helpful workbook allows you to become aware of your own unique needs and goals while discovering how to better accept and love your true self. It includes a variety of constructive and actionable tips, tricks and exercises, including: explore a variety of fun and creative ways to love yourself unpack your experiences and connect…
Author(s): Shainna Ali

4. Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (2012)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedWhy Do I Do That? adapts the basic strategies of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain. With easy-to-understand explanations, the first part teaches you about the unconscious mind and the role of psychological defenses in excluding difficult feelings from awareness. Individual chapters in the longer middle section explore the primary defense mechanisms one by one, with exercises to help you identify your own defenses at work. The final part offers guidance for how to “disarm” your defenses and cope…
Author(s): Burgo Ph.D., Joseph

5. The Self Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem (2018)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedActively build self confidence in your everyday life with effective tools and strategies from The Self Confidence Workbook.Self confidence begins with knowing yourself. From facing fears to practicing acceptance and self-compassion, The Self Confidence Workbook offers practical, accessible strategies to get to know your best self and see real-world results.Barbara Markway, PhD, a licensed psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience, and writer Celia Ampel help you vanquish the demons of self-doubt and guide you through real-life, self confidence landmines like relationships, work, and health. With a…
Author(s): Markway PhD, Barbara , Celia Ampel , et al.

6. Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking (2016)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedFeel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life?The truth is…We all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle.The solution is to practice that create more “space” in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness. With these habits, you’ll have the clarity to prioritize what’s most important in your life, what no longer serves your goals, and how you want to live on a daily basis. And that’s what you’ll learn in ….
Author(s): S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport

7. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (1997)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedIn The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over a decade. • Over 8.5 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 46 languages worldwide. “This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey “Don Miguel…
Author(s): Don Miguel Ruiz

8. Do the Work: The Official Unrepentant, Ass-Kicking, No-Kidding, Change-Your-Life Sidekick to Unfu*k Yourself (Unfu*k Yourself series) (2019)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedBased on the New York Times bestseller Unfu*k Yourself comes an all new book of prompts, questions, and exercises, giving you the tools to intentionally commit to finally unfu*king your life.In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop inspired people to put his words into action to transform their fu*king lives. Through seven paradigm shifting assertions such as: “I am wired to win,” “I embrace the uncertainty” and “I expect nothing and accept everything,” Bishop helped millions of readers to move past their…
Author(s): Gary John Bishop

9. Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior (1996)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedPractical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more….
Author(s): Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg

10. How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits that Are Holding You Back from Happiness (2018)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedHow to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen–a nationally sought-after life coach–crystallizes what’s behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women’s gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing…
Author(s): Andrea Owen

11. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (2008)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedThe good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression. – Recognise what causes your…
Author(s): David D. Burns

12. Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) (2018)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedThe road to serenity is ahead, and it’s paved with a f*ck-ton of profanity. When quiet meditation and peaceful mantras aren’t enough to cut through the bullsh*t and brighten your day―hold close the pages of Zen as F*ck. On each and every page, you can give the good around you a warm f*cking hug and kick the bad on its ass. Journal your way through positive affirmations and cathartic-as-f*ck activities on your liberating journey toward something pretty close to happiness. Sprinkle, scatter, or set off a glitter-bomb of happy vibes onto your trail of tranquility with Zen as F*ck!• Start sparkling like the f*cking gem you…
Author(s): Monica Sweeney

13. Hello Beautiful: Break free from the chains of regret, self doubt and comparison, and discover the freedom, power and beauty of being the real you. (2018)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & RankedWhen was the last time you felt good about yourself, worthy, and capable of achieving what it is you want out of life? If it’s been so long you can’t remember, Keryl Pesce has a few bits of insight for you. Hello Beautiful is for women of all ages who deal with: -self doubt or low self esteem -anxiety -regret over a past that cannot be changed In this eye-opening, heart-warming book, you will discover the source of your inner critic and why the popular advice to “Just crush it,” is bad advice. How can you win a war with yourself? Keryl helps you see that your inner critic is part of you and rather than fighting against it (and yourself,) she…
Author(s): Keryl Pesce

14. Every Day Isn’t Perfect: Volume I: Change Begins With You First (2016)

Best Self Help Books Reviewed & Ranked“Every Day Isn’t Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First” is a woman’s story. It’s your story. It’s my story. It’s a collection of inspirational stories and prose telling the stories of human hopes and fears. It’s divided into five chapters: Chapter 1: Faith and Purpose, Chapter 2: Philosophy and Wisdom, Chapter 3: Friendship and Community, Chapter 4: Forgiveness and Love, and Chapter 5: Family and Hope.”Every Day Isn’t Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First” shares what I and others have gone through. It shows you how to…
Author(s): Dr. K. L. Register

Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children’s Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month Self-Help Browse our selection of inspirational and motivational books on happiness , self-esteem , stress management , memory improvement , and more. Books shelved as self-help: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Person While this self-help book could be considered a guide to help with weight loss, it’s really so much more. Chopra does talk about losing weight and also gives a pretty regimented recommendation on what to eat. But he also digs deeper into the reasoning behind our desire to seek this transformation, and fulfillment is at the center of this Today’s fast-paced and high-stress culture has spawned thousands of self-help books, each promising to be the key to living a happier and more successful life. With so much choice, it is easy for quality titles to get lost among the shelves. The following 50 books are some of the most influential self-help books of all time. A self-help book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on solving personal problems. The books take their name from Self-Help, an 1859 best-seller by Samuel Smiles, but are also known and classified under “self-improvement”, a term that is a modernized version of self-help.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some self help books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Stop Anxiety and Panic Attacks: The Perfect Self-Help Toolkit to Overcome Anxiety Disorder, end Panic and Find Relief and Peace for your Mind

Author(s): Jennifer Lee
Publisher: Independently published, Year: 24 Jun 2019, Size: 859 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2388387

Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem

Author(s): Eileen Kennedy-Moore; Michele Borba
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2019, Size: 711 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2306683

Second Nature: How Parents Can Use Neuroscience to Help Kids Develop Empathy, Creativity, and Self-Control

Author(s): Erin Clabough
Publisher: Sounds True, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2316522

Help Me: My Perfectly Disastrous Journey through the World of Self-Help

Author(s): Marianne Power
Publisher: HarperAvenue, Year: 2019, Size: 653 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2322928

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance

Author(s): Sharon Martin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2375958

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: An Integrative Program to Understand and Manage Your BPD

Author(s): Daniel J. Fox
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2381789

The Living Politics of Self-Help Movements in East Asia

Author(s): Tom Cliff,Tessa Morris-Suzuki,Shuge Wei (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180891

The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression

Author(s): Anneliese Singh
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2195266

Awaken the Power Within: In Defense of Self-Help

Author(s): Albert Amao
Publisher: TarcherPerigee, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2226052

The Man Who Has It All: A Patronizing Parody of Self-Help Books for Women

Author(s): Man Who Has It All
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2228395

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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