It's widely known that reading can positively benefit your physical and mental health by strengthening your brain, increasing your ability to sympathise, building your vocabulary, reducing stress and improving sleep quality.
While getting lost in the fictional storylines and characters of novels is a great escape, reading self-help books is a great investment into yourself - particularly for personal and professional growth.
Self-help books are specifically created to help readers to stay motivated, inspired, and encouraged.
Here are 5 self-help books that you should consider investing in this year.
1. Get your sh*t together
Self-sabotage is usually one of the reasons most people don’t meet their goals and in this book, author Sarah Knight, will help readers prioritise things they want to do. The book uses profanity and pop culture references hilariously to get the message across.
2. The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate your Life.
Written by top leadership expert, Robin Sharma, The 5AM Club is a novel about how to revolutionise your morning routine and improve your productivity, health and mindset.
3. Make Your Bed
Similar to The 5AM Club, author of Make Your Bed Admiral William H. McRaven writes about how one can implement a strict routine and structure in their life in order to create a calm mindset for the day ahead.
4. The book you wish your parents had read
This book explores how parents can improve their relationship with their children to give them a better chance at positive mental health in childhood and beyond.
5. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform fear into faith
Have you ever heard someone say “I’m speaking it into the Universe”? Well, this book is all about teaching readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction.