What do you think of when you think of self-improvement books?
Some scorn these books, thinking that they’re associated with low points and life crises. However, getting knowledge on how to grow as a person is something to be lauded, not scorned. Learning about yourself and new ways to think, act, or treat yourself is something you should always be doing. Who wouldn’t want advice on how to be a more productive, happier, healthier you?
We at Inspiyr love all things positive, and that’s why we love this list. Here are our personal favorite self-improvement books in whichever area of your life you want to improve!
Self Improvement Books to Strengthen Productivity, Happiness, Health, and Relationships
Success and Productivity
One of the most popular and common subjects of self-improvement books involves success, productivity, and reaching your goals. After all, it can be difficult to do and requires a lot of dedication and motivation. If you’re feeling you are lacking willpower or are unsure of which direction to take to reach your goals, check out this list!
177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, by Steve Siebold
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
The 4-Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins, by Jason Selk
Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible, by Patrick Bet-David
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, by Brian Tracy
Beyond the Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Jim Jensen
The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy
Awaken the Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins
The Magic of Thinking Big, by David Schwartz
How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clayton M. Christensen
Happiness, Stress-Relief, and Spirituality
As we get older, it can be easy to let life overtake and overwhelm us so that we forget who we are and what makes us happy. These self-improvement books can help you figure out ways to relieve your stress, increase your happiness, and find peace with yourself so that you can live your life to the fullest.
Ecstasy of Surrender, by Judith Orloff
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Miguel Ruiz
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
The Stress Remedy, by Doni Wilson
In Our House, by Marala Scott
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by Dale Carnegie
The Art of Happiness, by The Dalai Lama
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness, by Daniel G. Amen
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, by Dan Harris
What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Shad Helmstetter
The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale
The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch
Before Happiness, by Shawn Achor
Health: one of the most important parts of life, but yet the one that is the most overlooked. Don’t neglect your health when you’re at the bookshop!
These self-improvement books are our personal favorites when it comes to keeping your body fit and clean.
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, by Gary Taubes
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, by Gene Stone, T. Colin Campbell, and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr
The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II
Paleo Workouts for Dummies, by Pat Flynn and Kellyann Petrucci
It Starts With Food, by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig
Our Bodies, Ourselves, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman
The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, by Michael Murray
In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition And The Pleasures of Eating, by Michael Pollan
Food Rules, by Michael Pollan
Color Me Vegan, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by William Davis
The Virgin Diet, by JJ Virgin
The Calorie Myth, by Jonathan Bailor
Love makes the world go round – and that doesn’t just mean love between significant others. There are many relationships that matter to us in our lives, from our parents to our siblings to our friends to our spouses.
However, sometimes, relationships can be complicated. Check out these books on how to improve your relationships.
How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, by Gary Chapman
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray
Radical Relationship Resource: A Guide for Repairing, Letting Go, or Moving On, by Carol Morgan & Dick Sutphen
He’s Just Not That Into You, by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
If you’re looking for ways to improve yourself, look no further than your local bookstore. These self-improvement books are our personal favorites, and they’re bound to help you find success and happiness while improving your health and relationships. So what are you waiting for? Read, learn, and improve!
Sammy Nickalls is the Content Manager at Inspiyr.com. She is an avid health nut and a lover of all things avocado. Follow her on Twitter or Pinterest.
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