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Here are 5 self-help books that are *actually* worth the read

From providing you with a new perspective to giving amaze life advice, self-help books can honestly be life-changing. But there's one major prob. With like a million out there, it can be tough to know where to start...and which ones are *actually* worth your time. Feeling overwhelmed? We've got you covered with 5 self-help books that you'll be glad you read!

1. The Comfort Book 

$14, Amazon

The Comfort Book is *exactly* what it sounds like: a book filled with comforting notes, lists and stories. Haig, who also wrote the #1 NYT bestseller The Midnight Library, provides readers with comfort and warmth by sharing his personal experience overcoming a dark time in his life. From true stories of hope to lists of comforting films, there's no doubt that this book can give you all the good vibes and reassurance you so deserve! 

2. Atomic Habits

$13, Amazon

If you've always wanted to get into new habits (daily meditation, anyone?) but have struggled to make them stick, this one's for you. Habit expert James Clear provides practical strategies for forming good habits and breaking those not-so-good ones (like mindless social media scrolling). Clear's main point? The key to success isn't waking up one day and spontaneously deciding to become "that girl," but it requires getting one percent better each day by slowly incorporating new habits into your life. Pretty wise, if you ask us. 

3. The Revolution Handbook

$16, Amazon

The Revolution Handbook by Alice Skinner is all about taking action. If you're feeling frustrated by your surroundings (whether it's the news, your parents or that annoying, hyper-critical voice inside your head), this read can help you brainstorm ways to reinvent your world. The book itself is even interactive, meaning there are pages where readers can fill in their own thoughts, questions and ideas for bringing about change. Any gals interested in political activism will heart the inspiration and instruction that Skinner has to offer!

4. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

$19, Amazon

Dr. Julie Smith (you may have seen her on TikTok lately) is a certified psychologist, and she makes all of her videos—and her book—feel like free therapy. If you choose to pick up her book, be prepared to totally transform your perspective. You'll learn all about mental health and tons of creative tools to cope with life's more difficult feelings. Trust us, Dr. Julie is someone worth hearing out.

5. Get Out of Your Own Way 

$15, Amazon

Struggling to beat procrastination....or fear...or envy...or any other not-so-great impulses? Then this book will be a game-changer. It's time to use the practical and helpful tips in this book to *literally* get out of your own way and start living your best life. This is your sign to invest in this book and become your highest self—you deserve it, bb!

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by Eva Mandelbaum | 5/26/2023