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Improve your self-esteem with our hand-picked selection of inspirational and motivational books. They will help you find better mental health.

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Motivational, Inspirational & Self-esteem Books

Improve your self-esteem with our hand-picked selection of inspirational and motivational books. They will help you find better mental health.

  • QTWY

    100 Small Ways to Quit Worrying (Hardback)

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    It's natural to worry, but do you sometimes worry too much for your own peace of mind? This conveniently sized book is packed with illustrations and bite-sized information that can help ensure your concerns are put at ease.

    Full of short, simple, easy-to-use and well-proven tips (listen to your favourite music; bake some chocolate chip cookies; let go of your past; show respect for other people; wash your worries away), it will help you take back control from the things that worry you. It's ideal for inspiring, motivating and equipping you for whatever challenges lie ahead.

    By following the advice in this gorgeously illustrated book, you will be able to deal with uncertainty, understand how stress starts, learn how to keep everything under control and ensure your worries disappear.
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    The Wild Remedy (Hardback)

    Emma Mitchell

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    Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression for 25 years. When she moved to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens in 2003 and started rambling, she realised that walking in the countryside would lift her mood just as much as medicine or therapy.

    Photographing, collecting and drawing as she walked, this is a hand-illustrated diary of the paths and trails around Emma's cottage. She shares her nature finds and tracks the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of 12 months and candidly talks about how this has an impact on her mental health. She also discusses the awe-inspiring animals she's encountered on her rambles.

    Written with frankness and honesty - and filled with beautiful drawings, paintings and photography - this is a truly unique journal for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and considered its influence over us.
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    Happy Mum, Happy Baby (Hardback)

    Giovanna Fletcher

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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
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  • PRAV

    Practical Ayurveda (Hardback)

    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

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    Ayurveda (translated as life-knowledge) is an Indian well-being practice that will help you find renewed energy, relief from stress and better and longer sleep.

    This book will help you find out your Ayurvedic body type and then adjust your diet and exercises to suit it. Perfect for energising you, there are yoga poses to try alongside many more meditation and positive thinking exercises.

    Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice of self-care yourself, through yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, this book will help you apply its wisdom to many aspects of your life.
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  • YOLM

    A Year of Living Mindfully (Paperback)

    Anna Black

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    Live in a more mindful way throughout 2019 by following the tips and advice in Anna Black's write-in book.

    It's packed with ideas for weekly meditations, activities and practices and has workbook pages to fill in to help you on your way to a more content and fulfilled life.

    There is an emphasis on progressing at your own pace and building up emotional resilience in a similar way to how we improve our physical fitness. This interactive book also has tips on handling difficult emotions and responding to experiences in ways that make you feel more comfortable.
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    The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer (Hardback)

    Dr. Bertil Marklund

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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
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    Look What You Made Me Do (Hardback)

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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  • EVHP

    Everyday Happiness (Paperback)

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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
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  • EVCN

    Everyday Confidence (Paperback)

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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
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  • CHYL

    Change Your Life One Day at a Time (Paperback)

    Dr. Ilona Boniwell

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    Written by two doctors who specialise in health and psychology, Change Your Life One Day at a Time is the ultimate manual for living a long, healthy and happy life.

    Providing a year's worth of wisdom to nourish your body, mind, and spirit, this book features important and practical advice, and it's all organised by the seasons of the year. Based on the latest medical research, there are accessible brain-training exercises, inspirational quotes and healthy recipes.

    You'll be encouraged to live by this book and bring the hints and tips into your daily routine. By making these simple changes, you'll be set on the way to living in a more holistic way.
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  • SUSC

    Sunny Side Up - Susan Calman (Hardback)

    Susan Calman

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    Broadcaster, comedian and Strictly favourite Susan Calman explains the importance of happiness in this uplifting book.

    This book has one clear aim: to persuade people to be kinder and spread more joy. Susan has taken stock of the exhausting and divisive nature of the nation and wants people to spread more love.

    Calling it a Calmanifesto of Happiness, this book will inspire you to bring back joy and kindness to your community.
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  • PAUS

    Pause (Paperback)

    Danielle Marchant

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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
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  • ABGTY

    The Chimp Paradox (Paperback)

    Dr Steve Peters

    Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.

    Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.

    Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
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  • AWWOS

    Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (Paperback)

    Susan J. Jeffers

    Is there something holding you back from becoming the person you want to be? Fear is all around us, from having a tricky talk with your boss to facing up to a problem at home. Everyone has worries and fears that can stop them progressing and reaching for the things that they really want in life. The simple, life-changing exercises in Feel the Fear & do it anyway will teach you how to turn anger into love and uncertainty into action.
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  • BLQWE

    Lisa Riley's Honesty Diet (Paperback)

    Lisa Riley

    Lisa Riley lets us in on the secrets behind her incredible 12-stone weight loss. FEEL and LOOK GREAT the simple way with Lisa. Pre order now . . . 'Christmas party season is approaching and I have a dress which I last wore 3 years ago . . . today I tried the same outfit and whizzed the zip up and down. It was comfortable and a little loose! I'm with her every step of my journey' - Elaine After years wearing size-30 clothes and convincing herself she was 'fat but happy', Lisa Riley finally took control of her body and shed a remarkable 12 stone. Significantly healthier, infinitely happier and proud of her slim new figure, Lisa now reveals how she lost all that weight and - more importantly - kept it off. Lisa knows that if she can do it, anyone can. The very first thing she had to tackle was her thinking, and in this book you'll discover the strategies that helped her get honest with herself, along with her advice for becoming more active and how to stay on track when cravings strike or you've had a bad day. Lisa also shares: * A simple 8-day eating plan to kick things off * Fast, easy, delicious low-carb recipes * An 'honesty diary' section for keeping track of progress and motivating yourself * All the pitfalls and stumbling blocks to watch out for * Tips for staying healthy when on-the-go and eating out * Everyday fitness ideas that anyone can do With Lisa's help, you can put the fibs and excuses behind you, kick those bad habits and achieve the body and health you've always dreamed of.What do reader's say about the Honesty Diet . . . 'I loved Lisa's 'tough love' . . . that none of the recipes took hours to prepare and cook. People have commented that my face looks thinner and my skin looks GOOD' - Clare 'I loved the food, the simplicity of the meals and the plan . . . It has changed my outlook on eating and losing weight, my portion size and my body size' - Vivien 'I would recommend this to anyone . . . Lisa's amazing transformation makes me believe it is possible. I feel positive about the road ahead, it has inspired me' - Kathy'Lisa has hit the nail on the head. More exercise and less food. It's been a fab experience' - Jayne 'I learnt that I am a lot stronger and more determined than I thought I was and I DO have the willpower! I LOVE IT!' - Louise
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  • AAFEP

    The Power of Now (Paperback)

    Eckhart Tolle

    Having inspired people for over a decade, Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now is an essential book for anyone who wants to find spiritual enlightenment.

    Tolle asks you to leave your analytical mind behind and surrender to the present moment where problems don't exist. It's here where Toll believes you can find joy and embrace your true self.
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  • BQHRH

    100 Things to Pick You Up When You're Feeling Down (Hardback)

    Julia Laflin

    `Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.' Oprah Winfrey There are plenty of things to smile about, as long as you open your eyes to see them! So lift your spirits with this little book of uplifting quotes and delightful ideas to help you look on the bright side of life.
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  • AWXYX

    Believe and Achieve (Hardback)

    Chris Naylor

    'The most effective way to do it, is to do it.' Amelia Earhart Supercharge your confidence and upgrade your 'win' with this collection of motivational quotations from the world's most eminent businesspeople, politicians, writers, entrepreneurs and honest-to-goodness ass-kickers. Whether you're the head of a company, a budding business starter or an aspiring leader of the future, this book will show you the way to success.
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  • AAKWI

    Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)

    Viktor E. Frankl

    A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp's degenerating influence - while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
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  • AAAGM

    The Secret (Hardback)

    Rhonda Byrne

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    Inspired by the film of the same name, Rhonda Byrne's The Secret contains an incredible revelation that will change your life.

    In this book, she explains how to use The Secret to live a better life. It can help you get better with money, improve your health, save a relationship and increase your happiness.

    Learn from modern-day teachers who have used The Secret to achieve wealth and a more positive outlook on life and learn how you can eradicate obstacles that get in the way of your best life.
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    How to Survive (Hardback)

    John Hudson

    'When it comes to survival and getting out of trouble, listen to this man. John is the real deal.' Levison Wood What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.
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    Just Eat It (Paperback)

    Laura Thomas

    Just Eat It isn't just a book. It's part of a movement to give women power and control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves. This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating - a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues - Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms. There are no rules: only simple, practical tools and exercises including mindfulness techniques to help you recognise physiological and emotional hunger, sample conversations with friends and colleagues, and magazine and blog critiques that call out diet culture. So, have you ever been on a diet? Spent time worrying that you looked fat when you could have been doing something useful? Compared the size of your waistline to someone else's? Felt guilt, actual guilt, about the serious crime of . . . eating a doughnut? You're not alone. Just Eat It gives you everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.
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  • BLQRZ

    The Four Pillar Plan (Paperback)

    Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    The 4 Pillar Plan is the Sunday Times bestseller by BBC One's resident doctor, Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Rangan has been praised for his "easy, common-sense plan" by Jamie Oliver and has been said to be "revolutionising the way we think about health" by Amelia Freer.

    Dr Chatterjee believes that everyday health revolves around four pillars, including the way you relax, eat, move and sleep. These small changes can make a big difference to your life by preventing illness and maintaining good health. Balancing these four key areas involves an electronic 'sabbath' once a week, 12 hours everyday without food, morning sunlight exposure and walking 10,000 steps a day.

    Using his 17 years' experience as a doctor and cutting edge research, Dr Chatterjee fascinates readers with real-life case studies in this inspiring guide to better health and happiness.
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  • BXYYN

    The Little Book of Self-care (Paperback)

    Suzy Reading

    Self-care is daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimize illness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Central to the idea of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind. In this beautiful little book, Suzy offers 30 self-care practices for the reader to choose from depending on what they need. Chapters include practices for: - Rest & relaxation - Energy boosters - Mind management - Emotional first aid
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If you need a read that will boost your confidence and help you overcome your insecurities then look no further than our brilliant range of self-esteem books. And, if you need help finding some motivation or want to discover the book that will change your life we have loads of inspirational books to help you achieve anything.

Improve your mental state

If you’re struggling with feeling inadequate then reading books all about happiness, confidence and the little ways you can alter your life or way of thinking can really help you overcome your low self-esteem. This, in turn, can vastly improve your mental state. So, if you want to feel more confident then check out our handy self-esteem books.

See your confidence grow

Discover inspiring life stories and read motivating books that will make you change the way you view yourself and your life.

Find your motivation

Our inspirational books can help you find motivation to take on all life’s challenges. Whether you’re looking for motivation to get healthy or kick-start a great career, we have the best motivational books for you.