3 Self-Help Books for a More Positive State of Mind

Keeping your sanity intact while the world around you is going topsy-turvy is challenging indeed! However, perhaps the only way to cope with this time of uncertainty is to maintain a positive mindset. It is not easy, though! 

But, it can become a little easier if you can take some time out for reading. If you do not know what to read, we would recommend some amazing self-help books of 2022! 

3 Self-Help Books Mindset, Essentialism and Eat That Frog

1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck 

Authored by Carol S . Dweck, the Stanford psychologist, this book helps you understand how you can utilise and change your mindset to maximise the optimism in life. Dweck tells us that humans are driven by any of the two mindsets in life: fixed or growth mindset.  

The fixed mindset believes that success comes only from inherent talents and there is no way to improve. On the contrary, a growth mindset believes that everything is possible in life if one decides to give one’s best.  

This self-help book helps you choose the growth mindset that relies on learning, handling difficult situations and facing adversity.  

The takeaways:  

  • There is no need to praise only the smart people, something individuals with a fixed mindset often do. It prevents them face difficult situations in fear of looking bad or losing their self-image.  
  • Embrace change whenever necessary. You can only become successful if you are ready to learn, put effort and improve.  

2. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 

Considering the number of choices and options people now has in their lives, it is quite natural to be overwhelmed and feel burdened. Little did they realise that the burden they were carrying was unnecessary in the first place.  

Greg McKeown suggests his readers minimise the unnecessary overload and focus only on what is truly important.  

The takeaways: 

  • The author tells us to take one day at a time. It means you should do one thing that you do the best. To do so, first, you need to determine a purpose.  
  • Another important lesson you will get from this book is the necessity to say ‘no’. It helps you minimise options that actually distracts you from your main goal.  

3. Eat That Frog: 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy 

It is one of those self-help books written lucidly without sounding cliché. Do not feel intermediated by the name of the book. The author suggests readers do the important things first even though it is ‘eating a frog’. Completing the hardest thing first will make you feel confident about the day’s other tasks as you already have accomplished the toughest part.   

The takeaways:  

  • Find your frog or the most challenging task which will offer you long-term results.  
  • You need to pay undivided attention to your frog. Maximising the efforts for that purpose will help you achieve the goal faster.  

What are your favourite self-help books of all time? Comment down! 

Enjoyed reading this? Then we also suggest you head to Self-care Basics: Why it Matters and How to Get Started.


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