BEST SELF-CARE BOOKS
If there is something that 2021 may have left you with – amid the uncertainty, cancelLed life events, and the rest of it – it could be to show you that some areas of your life are worth prioritising. Now is the right time to evaluate how you can prioritise sleep and self-care to benefit your life and make your day-to-day happier.
Self-care books can help to provide guidance on your journey to improve your self-care. They provide powerful, uplifting, and mindful reads helping you change your life for the better.
Check out the list of our favorite self-care books that you can pick up today to start your journey.
1. the comfort book by matt haig
Matt Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence. An essential book for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.
2. silence, in the age of noise by erling kagge
Erling Kagge shares his experiences and findings from his fifty-day solo trip across Antarctica in 1993. He was the first person to ever reach the South Pole alone, with only a battery-less radio for company. He shows us why silence is essential to our health and overall happiness, and how it has the power to change the way we view the world.
3. happy not perfect by poppy jamie
Discover a clear path to overcoming uncertainty, perfectionism, and fears of rejection so you can find peace. Poppy Jamie has lived experience of the damage that striving for perfection can do to our wellbeing. Now, she’s taking that knowledge, as well as a mountain of professional know-how on self-acceptance, and sharing it as we can all embrace our most imperfect selves.
4. how to ikigai by time tamashiro
How to Ikigai explores the lifestyle choices of those from Okinawa – an island south of Japan where people live their life’s purposes every day. After reading this you’ll leave about how to look at happiness in a completely different way.
5. make your bed by admiral William h. mcraven
A tidy mind is a tidy space and we are firm believers in starting your day by making your bed, we wrote about the benefits of making your bed every morning here. Author Admiral William H. McRaven writes about how to employ a strict routine and structure in life in order to create a calm mindset for the day ahead.
6. Tiny Habits: Why Starting Small Makes Lasting Change Easy by BJ FOGG PhD
On the topic of forming habits, research psychologist and founder of the iconic Behaviour Design Lab at Stanford BJ Fogg teaches you how to use a science-based approach to make simple but life-changing changes in your life.
7. the power of fun by Catherine price
While fun may be harder to come by as times are particularly difficult, this book aims to get us back to the effervescent, ecstatic feeling we all love so much. The book is a light, easily digestible read that includes practical steps to follow and realistic examples for bringing more meaning and happiness to your everyday life.
8. The gift of gratitude by Louise hay
The late Louise Hay is the mother of self-love, compassion, and positivity, so it makes sense that her wisdom and words are still being used in books released today. This beautifully illustrated, colourful journal is packed with her lessons on gratitude and uplifting guidance. It will help you remember that you have so much to be thankful for.
9. ‘Recovery’ by gavin francis
While it may be short in length, this book is not short on wisdom. It explores the history of recovery, includes uplifting personal tips, and demonstrates the value of self-compassion.
10. get untamed: The journal by glennon doyle
This interactive journal helps you to chart and accelerate your untethering from laughable expectations, as you discover your true self through creativity. With dozens of exercises to help you explore your beliefs, spark your imagination and develop unwavering trust in yourself. The book is a delight to read and gaze on, with beautiful illustrations and empowering advice that we all need to hear to live a blissful, fulfilled life.