Sometimes we need some advice on how to improve our well-being and mental states and self-help books can be ideal tools to help you face the issues in your life. With books for a range people, issues and lifestyles, we have everything covered in our range, but how do you know if they'll actually work for you? We've compiled our list of 10 self-help books that will actually change your life, with guidance on whether it's right for you and whatever you might want to improve in your life right now.
For: those who struggle to switch off
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. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...
Dr. Ilona Boniwell
For: people who want to live a happier and healthier 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. Bringing the hints and tips into your daily routine will help you live in a more holistic way.
For: people who want to keep calm
From inspirational quotes to essential exercises and advice, this little book will help you stay calm when things are starting to overwhelm you. It has a tip, exercise or motivational quote for every day of the year. e.g. March 9th - "Peace is its own reward." - Mahatma Gandhi; September 13th - assert yourself.
For: people who're searching for answers
Sarah Tomley's genius self-help book tackles all the tough questions we have in life, to the big life questions to the smaller niggly issues we face from day-to-day, and presents the answers the world's most famous psychologists would give. Using the theories of some of the biggest names in psychology, including Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Wilfred Bion, Sarah gives you all the answers you need in this clever little book.
For: people who want to think more positively
This book will help you think with a more positive attitude as you try to achieve your goals and dreams over the year ahead. It contains short tips, exercises and quotes for every day of the year (e.g. 'July 8th - "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - Neil Gaiman) that fit into the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
For: people who want to live more fearlessly
Boost your confidence and find more assertiveness with the instruction in this brilliantly uplifting book. It contains quotes from Sir Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Carrie Fisher and more and will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone - and remember that everyone is essentially winging it.
For: pessimists and skeptics who want to feel more positive
The Secret uses the Law of Attraction to show how by positive thinking, you can achieve anything you want in life. Rhonda Byrne explains how for centuries people have been using the ideas in The Secret to achieve greatness, including Plato and Leonardo Da Vinci, and she shares these ideas with you so that you may see how this new way of thinking can impact your life. Learn The Secret and you'll get everything you want through the power of thought.
For: people who want to find happiness
This inspiring little book offers 365 ways to a joyful life with quotes, actions and achievable goals to aim for. It will help you focus on the little things thay make a huge impact on your outlook and has ideas, suggestions and quotes from famous figures including the philosopher Aristotle, actress Audrey Hepburn and Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne.
For: people who want to improve their well-being
An inspirational well-being and self-care book from the author of Lagom. It shows how building a ritual into your morning routine - whether it's yoga at sunrise or listening to birdsong in the back garden - can be a huge benefit to both your physical and mental health. Charmingly illustrated, it will help you find the right morning ritual for your needs.
For: people who want to invigorate their mind and body
Motivational speaker Jo Salter's book will help you get a spring back in your step as you embrace the chance to think more positively. She offers advice on finding a balanced lifestyle with ideas, exercises, tips and techniques that will boost your energy and deal with common energy sappers like stress and jet lag.
To still help your mind further, check out our full range of self-help books.
10 Best Self-Help Books That Will Actually Change Your Life
- Change Your Life One Day at a Time
- Everyday Calm
- What Would Freud Do?
- Everyday Hope
- Everyday Confidence
- The Secret
- Everyday Happiness
- Good Mornings