Our Favorite Self Help Books to Read in 2016

Our Favorite Self Help Books to Read in 2016
The Leeds Library by Michael D Beckwith

Self help books have been popular since the 1980's when they were first introduced into the mainstream. Since then, the genre has expanded beyond classics such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 2015 was a great year for self help, with some gems being released this year with a lot more diversity than has been seen in the genre in previous decades.


The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World.

A favorite among critics was "The Awakened Introvert..." by Arnie Kozak, this self help book is directed towards those who identify as introverts, meaning those who gather more energy in solitude versus during socialization (the opposite would be an extrovert, who gathers more energy by being among others). In a world that can seem as those it’s made for extroverts, this book addresses the need for an introverts’ guide to the world while maintaining the quiet, tranquilizing solitude so important for introverts.


Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

For those afflicted with chronic anxiety, Gregory L. Jantz released a 224-page guide earlier this decade. This self-help book is unique within its genre in that it seeks to give those who struggle with anxiety the tools necessary to take on life without the constant worry and negativity that often comes along with anxiety disorders. Though it is no replacement for professional and individual treatment, “Overcoming Anxiety…” can be a great step in the right direction for persons struggling to cope with crippling anxiety.


The Year of Yes

If you're attempting to make big changes in your life, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Shonda Rhimes, released a publication entitled “The Year of Yes.” Spurred by her sister’s suggestion that she should quit her habit of saying “no” to all unexpected invitations and begin saying “yes,” Shonda documents her experience after a full year of saying yes instead of saying no and how it impacted her life thereafter.


The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)

Co-written by Steve Levinson and Chris Cooper, consultants for clients with issues self-motivating, this self-help book gives you the tools to put into practice what you already know is right. Several solutions are presented, including the key principles of following through with your own plans, so that this release is sure to have a solution for any reader no matter the reason behind their failure to self-motivate.

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