Reading is one of the best activities you can do for your brain, not even to mention how fun it is. It improves your vocabulary and speaking skills, focus, and attention span, as well as improve imagination and creative thinking, especially if you are reading fiction and fantasy. However, there are some books that go even beyond that, books that can help you change your habits and become a completely new and improved version of yourself. Of course, I am talking about self-help books. If you need some self-help book recommendations, you cannot miss these 5 books.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
This book is for anyone looking for a change deep within. Stephen R. Covey talks about 7 essential habits that every successful person should have, but he also goes into detail about how you can obtain these habits. What it comes down to is changing your mindset and view of the world completely so that you are able to push through the boundaries you unknowingly set for yourself.
2. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
Procrastination is one of the modern diseases that affect almost everyone in the world, although some more than others. If you have problems with productivity and always seem to leave everything to be done at the last minute, I fully recommend Eat That Frog!. Brian Tracy proposes many ways in which you can combat procrastination once and for all, and one of them is to do the most important and most complicated task first thing in the morning.
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3. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
Everybody wants to feel good, right? But sometimes it seems so difficult to just be happy. Well, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy might be the answer you were looking for.
The premise of this book is that we need to notice our negative thoughts and deconstruct the way we think. After all, if our thoughts are happy, we will be too, even in the very stressful and unpleasant situations. This book is based on psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, so if you are looking forward to learning more, get this book as soon as you can.
4. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
It is always an amazing experience reading thoughts of extraordinary people. Especially the ones who went to space at one point in their lives. We might not think about it much, but for somebody who spends some time in the outer layers of our atmosphere, space changes you and the way you think about different topics. That is exactly what you can expect from Chris Hadfield, one of the most accomplished astronauts of our time.
5. Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat by Paul Jaminet & Shou-Ching Jaminet
Of course, I have to mention one of the best nutrition books out there. If you are not feeling great and want to change your diet, this book will tell you what to do, how to do it, and most importantly why you need to do it.