It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, self-help books were considered cheesy and lame by anyone who wasn’t a ‘hippy.’ We’re not sure at which point people realised that it’s cool to care about improving yourself and your life (too right!), but things couldn’t be more different now.
In 2019, self-development books are one of the best-selling categories and their authors are pretty much worshipped like rock stars. Unsurprisingly, self-development book sales skyrocket at this time of year, when motivation is at an all-time high and we’re all thinking about smashing our goals. But that doesn’t mean they should gather dust in the cupboard in the other 11 months of the year. Here, we’ve rounded up 7 of the best self-development books to keep you inspired throughout January and beyond!
Kristina Karlsson knows a thing or two about turning a dream into a reality—that’s exactly what she did with her Swedish-inspired stationary brand, Kikki K! In Your Dream Life Starts Here, she shares this wisdom and practical tools that will help you do the same. It’s designed to be used with The Dream Life Here journal, which includes a corresponding worksheet for each chapter and an achievable one-page roadmap for creating your dream life.
If your 2019 goals include getting more done without feeling overwhelmingly busy, this is the book for you. Speaker, author and founder of influencer marketing company The Remarkables Group, Lorraine Murphy, shares her unique and practical strategies for decluttering your life, conquering your to-do list, taming your inbox and, yep, getting remarkably freakin’ organised!
Do you have heaps of awesome ideas, but get so caught up in the planning that you end up doing, well, nothing? Add this book to your list, pronto! It’s impossible not to feel inspired as Emma shares her refreshing approach to life and business—including how she embraces the chaos and balances running Business Chicks with being a mum of 5 (!!) children.
Shop Winging It.
If you’ve read The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck, you’ll be well-versed in Sarah Knight’s hilarious, tongue-in-cheek style. Her no-bullshit approach is back in full force again in Get Your Sh*t Together, where she shares her tried-and-tested strategies for decluttering your mind, mastering the whole ‘adulting’ thing and straight up winning at life.
Part memoir, part self-help book, Rachel Hollis draws upon her (often hilarious) personal experiences to teach valuable lessons about life, body image, business, love and everything in between. The founder of global media company Chic Media and mum-of-four isn’t afraid to embrace the messiness of her life, and we love her for it!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a ‘best self-development book’ list that doesn’t include Jen’s first book, You Are A Badass. Her new follow-up, You Are A Badass Every Day continues the badassery, filled with practical tips, exercises and cues to keep your motivation blazing 365 days a year (not just in January!).
It’s no secret that many of the world’s most successful people have a solid morning routine. If you’ve been thinking about starting one of your own, you need to read this book. Author Hal Elrod shares how he used his a.m regime to turn his life around, and how you can use six key principles to do the same.
Shop The Miracle Morning.