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6 Best Self-Help Books to Read While on Quarantine

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How’s your quarantine going for you so far? How many new movies or Netflix series have you finished? Perhaps you’ve also done your fair share of baking projects or have finally worked on losing some extra pounds?

If you’re tired of all the other activities you’ve been doing thus far and are looking for something new to try, why not get your hands on a book? It’s great for your brain, helps you become better, entertaining, and lets you take your mind off your worries. What could be better?

Also, with everything that’s happening with the world, now’s the best time to get lost in a book. 

Below, we’ve compiled some of what we personally think are the best self-help books to read while on quarantine!

1.     The Power of Now (For Personal and Spiritual Growth)

There’s a reason why this award-winning book has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated to a number of foreign languages. It’s even been turned to an audio book! The Power of Now is a piece written to help readers discover personal and spiritual growth minus the bias of religion. By taking you on an inspiring journey of self-discovery, author Eckhart Tolle, allows you to unlock the power of being intensely present in the Now and responding from deep consciousness. The piece outlines various insights and tips about mindfulness and spiritual enlightenment.

2.     Think and Grow Rich (Personal and Financial Growth)

Dubbed as the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature”, Think and Grow Rich has been on bestseller lists since it was first published back in 1937. In this book, the author, Napoleon Hill, divides success into 13 principles to be mastered: Desire, Faith, Auto-suggestion, Specialized knowledge, Imagination, Organized Planning, Decision, Persistence, the Power of the mastermind, the Mystery of sex transmutation, the Subconscious mind, the Brain, and the Sixth sense. The lessons provided in this book are as timely today as they were back in the 30s, but take note that without proper action from the reader, these lessons are as useless as a lifeguard during an Olympic swimming match.

3.     The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable (Forgiveness and Healing)

An instant New York Times Bestseller, the author of this widely praised book, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, tries to help people let go of the emotional baggage that is holding them down through stories of forgiveness. It also explains how the act liberates both the forgiver and the offender, with the earlier being relieved of anger, which also helps them emotionally, physically, and mentally.

4.     Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation Into Your Vocation (Personal and Professional Growth)

We all work, but not all of us find fulfillment in what we do. In this piece, written by business executive, Shundrawn A. Thomas, published in 2019, readers are presented with the idea that one’s job is meant to provide a lasting value and must be meaningful. The book is meant to help people find better harmony between what they do and who they are by addressing issues of work ethic, character formation, and work-life synergy, as well as by helping them understand their abilities and passions. He presents his lessons in easy-to-remember concepts for joy at work regardless of occupation, age, or career stage.

5.   Thinking Fast and Slow (Personal Cognitive Growth)

A Major New York Times Bestseller, Thinking Fast and Slow takes the reader on a very entertaining yet informative tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the decision-making process. The author, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, explains in detail all the complexities that make humans so unique. It’s one of those books that is overflowing with details and insights, which makes it endlessly fascinating for the curious minds.   

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