Getting careers advice and nourishing yourself is easier said than done. In fact, many of us are too intimidated to ask for help in our jobs, courses or just from family and friends. That’s why self-development and self-help books have been a huge improvement to our lives. For those times you can’t quite ask, these books are there to guide you along the way.
Whether you’re stressed out (I feel ya), puzzled, confused or sad, I have found 5 brilliant books for every emotion and most situations. I hope I have found you some real gems, and that it will help you with everyday life, because y’know, it’s crazy out there!
Without further ado, here are Coture HQ’s top picks for self-development – these will definitely make you think…
1) The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k by Sarah Knight
If you are an Instagram-freak like me, then you are bound to have seen influencers post this book everywhere, because like us, they have issues too. Sarah gives out her advice on how not to fuss about what everyone thinks – because everyone has an opinion, and everyone is going to voice it, but who says you have to listen? This fabulous guide teaches you to shake off the shame or guilt and live your life the best way – your way!
2) How To Be A Grown-Up by Daisy Buchanan
When you’re in your twenties, you can feel a little under pressure by all the responsibilities you have now you’re an adult – even if you don’t quite feel like one yet. Daisy tells us how to figure out who we are, how it’s okay to not know where we’re heading, and how to not care about what other people think of us. Yes, it’s possible! The book is witty and humorous, yet touching, just because it’s so relatable.
3) Happy by Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton was always a style icon but now she’s become a self-development icon too. Happy is a guide to letting go of our idea of perfect, because what is? We are burdening ourselves with this illusion of how life is supposed to be, when we live better lives when we let go with the flow. Easier said than done, right? Well luckily Fearne has written this book to guide us in those trickier moments and she even gets us to put it into practice straight away through self-help exercises.
4) How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price
I know, I know, everything is happening on social media now, so how can we just cut ourselves off? Well, think about this – have you ever spent more than half an hour without your phone, work excluded? Catherine makes us realize how addicted we truly are to our devices nowadays, and how to create a healthy balance between a quick scroll and an hour’s worth of social media. You’ll be feeling more relaxed in a flash!
5) A Manual For Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Life is crazy, bittersweet at times, and can take you for an unpredictable ride. Loss, grief, heartbreak, we are all put through a rollercoaster of emotions. In A Manual For Heartache, Cathy teaches us how it’s okay to not be okay, but also how to try and move past the sorrow we feel. Though the topic is of course, sad, the book manages to be uplifting, touching and motivational, and helps us realize that there was life before and after this, and that we can live and learn. An absolute must-read!
Now you have discovered our top 5 – have you read any of these? And have you got any recommendations for us? As always, we’d love to hear from you ladies! And remember, help is always out there.
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