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Self-Help Books That Will Help You Get Through A Tough Time

Now that we have more time than ever to spend in our homes and lesser time to commune with friends, self-help books have become our new best friend. Besides self-improvement and personal growth, career and relationships are also very common themes in self-help books. In any case, they are meant to be a source of inspiration, which is what everybody needs now.

The good thing is it’s now possible to have books delivered at your doorstep, so nothing can stop you from reading the best self-help books even if you can’t spend time at your favorite library or browse at a physical bookstore.

You can even have quality coffee beans delivered so you can brew a fresh cup of coffee, the perfect match for a good book. Pair it with this box of healthy snacks to make your reading time even better!

If you have your coffee, snacks, and blankie ready, all you need now are these self-help books that definitely belong on your shelf.



So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

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“Follow your passion” sounds like really charming advice and often gets tossed around in discussions of business and career. However, Cal Newport takes a refreshing approach and deviates from this glorification of passion. As it turns out, there is a more important factor that’s often overlooked: skills. If you can’t seem to find fulfillment in your work, this book may be able to shine a new light on your job. If you’re still a student and haven’t figured out what to do in your life, this can get you started on the right path.



The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

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The Productivity Project is one of the best self-improvement books you have to read if you’re struggling to keep up with your work and life duties. Since it’s a “project,” the book provides you with challenges, time estimates, and workable techniques, which the author himself has tried and tested. These are in addition to research and expert interviews with well-outlined lessons that condense all you need to know about being productive.



Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

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Surely, there are still some people struggling to make time despite the opportunity to work and spend more time at home. If you’re one of them, this is the best self-help book for you. Although it similarly addresses the topic of productivity like The Productivity Project, Make Time resonates a little deeper by helping you identify things that truly matter and clearly distinguish between work, home, and life priorities.



The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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Since we love little life projects, here’s another one on happiness! The Happiness Project might seem like a self-help book focused on individual fulfillment. But beneath the monthly themes and exercises, you may learn something else prevailing throughout the book: that happiness is correlated with your relationships with other people. In other words, happiness is not such a selfish pursuit that it seems to be. Read this book to learn the endless possibilities when you begin each day with a happiness goal.



You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

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You Are a Badass are among the best personal growth books that can give a good boost to your self-worth, confidence, and attitude. Sincero emanates with so much wit and savagery that the positivity will surely spill over onto you. The key takeaway is that you need to kick ass to be a badass—that is, you have to learn to take action and take control in order to become the terrific person you want to be.  



If you have your favorite self-help books now, give them a nice look and protection with this Notebook Cover DIY Kit, perfect for artsy-craftsy people. You can then bring your book on a much-deserved staycation!



Words by Rei Leano
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