So are you nervous about heading back into the world after the pandemic? I know I am!
Self help books are a great place to start when you’re feeling anxious or stressed (and not just during that time of the month).
I love to pick up a self help book for everything and so I’ve put together a list of books that are perfect to start you on your new life of greatness after this wild rollercoaster of a year. These are the best self help books for 2021 and all are a little different, from books about confidence, to feeling less stressed, to excelling in the workplace, to body positivity, I recommend them all!
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.
This is a perfect guide to begin on your self help journey. This is a no-BS guide to creating the life you really love. This success coach is rooting for you and gives you practical advice to get started.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
This book is composed of twenty chapters based on the twenty lies Hollis said that she would tell herself, like “I am defined by my weight,” and “I’ll start tomorrow.” She talks about how she tackles each of these lies and give you the inspiration to try yourself.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.
A MUST READ for everyone. Actually, just read anything by Brene Brown, she is so inspirational. In the book she dares you to embrace vulnerability and imperfection while living wholeheartedly. This book will inspire you and push you into the unknown.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
We know you’ve seen Untamed staring up at you from the bookstore or from a friends coffee table. The bright and charming cover has you reaching to see what it’s all about, but it’s more than just its cover. Glennon Doyle shares how we can all do hard things and find our authentic life. She shares her story and inspires you to do the same, it’s a must read for after this crazy year, what do you want out of life?
Yoke by Jessamyn Stanley.
Yoke is her story of how yoga brought her to accept herself, and we can too! We’re not necessarily in the studio doing yoga, but we can use the energy from yoga to find that acceptance within ourselves.
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor.
Activist and poet, Sonya Renee Taylor asks us to reconnect with the origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate that collective strength. She pushes us away from the perpetuated body shame and towards self-love of all kinds of bodies.
Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones.
Let me just show you my beat up copy that I bring with me everywhere. Ever heard of imposter syndrome? We all have it, and we all need to realize that we’re badass! Jones helps us tackle our personal and professional fears and know that we can shoot for the moon and back.
Own It by Diane von Furstenberg.
Are you as obsessed with the wrap dress as I am? It always fits, and makes everybody look good, this lady, Diane von Furstenberg pioneered this design! She talks about her life in this book and how she fought for attention on the international stage, knowing she was doing something right. This is a pocket-sized book that is perfect to pick up whenever you need that pick me up.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.
This book is about a therapist who realizes that she herself needs therapy. For anyone who’s been to a therapist or anyone thinking about it, this book really takes Gottlieb on a journey of self discovery and how to break down the walls surrounding her personal life.
Your Fully Charged Life by Meaghan B. Murphy.
This is a perfect pickup after this whirlwind (more like tornado) of a year, it is filled with practical advice to help you push towards that positive mindset and to find more energy for you to move forward. I know I just feel so lethargic after sitting at home for a year and a half, reading this today!
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.
Shonda Rhimes, the incredible girl boss who created Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and most recently Bridgerton, breaks down how she went on her own inspiring journey learning how to say yes to the opportunities that came her way. When you read it you will find the inspiration to say yes to the world.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
Sure, you might have heard of Kondo from her Netflix show, you might have watched, you might have bought this book, but let’s be real, we’re not practicing what she preached! It’s time to clean up the house! We’re out of the pandemic, we’re on to greener pastures, time to make your house feel better too.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The author of Eat, Pray, Love is back with a new book about finding ways to live a creative life, when the world just wants you to go corporate. A great read for anyone to fuel the artist inside yourselves and pushing yourself to take that leap of faith.
Cringeworthy by Melissa Dahl.
What’s the most cringeworthy thing you’ve done? Unfortunately, I have no problem thinking of a long list. Melissa Dahl explores what our most cringy and award moments can teach us about ourselves, even if we do accidentally like our ex’s new girlfriend’s swimsuit pic on Insta.