Self-help Books, My Top 5

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Self-help Books, My Top 5

Category : Positive Psychology

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“A book is a powerful external force that can completely knock your life off its mundane straight line and change everything about who you are.”  This is what Brandon Turner said in his article on The Entrepreneur website. I couldn’t agree more. Here is my top 5 for personal development.

  1. The Life-Changing Art of Tidyng Up by Marie Kondo

There is a wonderful and altogether weird connection between the clutter in our environment and what is going on inside of us. I have to say this book lead me to doing a major decluttering not only of my physical surrounding but other areas of life as well, removing toxicity and negativity. Big weight lifted off.

  1. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Did someone ignore you today; did they answer you rudely or even insult you? It’s not about you, it’s about them. Don’t take it personal, you have no idea what their issues and struggles are. You think you are so important as to influence and ruin somebody’s mood? Get over yourself, that person has their own problems. Stop taking things personal. This is one of the four agreements. Love this book.

  1. The Mastery of Love by Don Ruiz

Oh the things we do for love! Here is the thing. The problems of love. People seeking love, failure to love oneself, failure to love others, failure to love the world or loving it things or loving people in excess or unhealthily. You have fallen out of love so you must ditch him or her and move on to someone else right? Oh I just love this book. Totally puts things in perspective.

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? Are you curious about it or even wondering if it works? Read this book, try the techniques for yourself and see what it does for you. No need to be told. Period.

  1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

All problems, pain and suffering are related to time. You are either worrying about something that happened in the past, feeling the pain of it or you are worrying about the future, what might happen. You are doing a lot of ‘what iffing.’ Great book for freeing yourself of worries and practicing mindfulness which one author describes as a technique that alleviates depression, increases emotional intelligence and develops compassion.

Honourable mentions:

-The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

This book is about asking yourself this question: what is the one thing I can do right now that by doing it, everything else becomes easier or unnecessary. It’s a question you can use to focus and become super productive and avoid unimportant tasks. Works in both personal and professional life.

– The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

How do your kids show you love? Do they make and give you presents, do they like being with you, do they like hugs or maybe they like performing little chores for you? Its their love language. You have it, your spouse has it, your kids have it, so do your friends. Want to show love to your special ones? Discover and speak their love language.

-EXiting the JW Cult: A Healing Handbook: For Current & Former Jehovah’s Witnesses by Bonnie Zieman

At the risk of controversy, this is one of the most helpful books I have ever read. Written by the psychotherapist who spent 30years in a high control religious group. Very helpful for recovery.

-lastly: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Also The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Both are self-explanatory.

Thanks for reading. I feel like I should just do a full article on each. If you have other recommendations, do comment or drop me an email: susnalumba@gmail.com or whatsapp 0975022655

 

 


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