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Self-help & personal development

See below for a selection of the latest books from Self-help & personal development category. Presented with a red border are the Self-help & personal development books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Self-help & personal development books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Self-care for Tough Times

Self-care for Tough Times

Author: Suzy Reading Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

'I hope this book can empower people with simple, potent ways to feel better right now, to access calm and move through the waves of all their emotions.' Self-care for Tough Times is a gentle yet powerful toolkit to help during difficult times, such as the end of a relationship, loss of a loved one, career change and times of heightened emotions or anxiety. These are the times when self-care is most important and yet often forgotten, but just a few small moments can make a huge difference to how we feel, how we release emotions rather than bottle them up and how we ride the ups and downs. Practices include: Instant tension release exercises for the hands, shoulders, neck and face Pre-bedtime rituals to help with disturbed sleep Breathing exercises to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety Soothing scents Releasing stuck emotions Learning how to relax and let go Keeping tech use healthy Questions to reflect on Anxiety, fear, anger, uncertainty and grief are all addressed, while Suzy also explores how stress and emotional trauma are held in the body, and how these may be gently released through touch, movement and breath. The practices included within are designed to promote healing and hope, and many are quick and easy for times when you feel exhausted or vulnerable so that you can both cope in the moment during tough times, then recover and restore after these difficult chapters of life. 'We will revive a weary body. We will refresh a tired mind.'

What's What And What To Do About It

What's What And What To Do About It

Author: Waldo Mellon Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2021

Wait

Wait

Author: Cuong Lu Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2021

The Self-sabotage Behavior Workbook

The Self-sabotage Behavior Workbook

Author: Candice Seti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

The Body Is Not an Apology

The Body Is Not an Apology

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

Backable

Backable

Author: Suneel Gupta, Carlye Adler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'The most successful people aren't just brilliant . . . they're backable. This is the quality I look for most in leaders I recruit and entrepreneurs I fund - now I have a great name for it and a playbook for what it takes. Whether you want to get ahead inside a company or build a start-up from the ground up, this fascinating book is a must-read.' - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn No one ever makes it alone. What is it about certain people that makes us want to take a bet on them? As it turns out, it's not what you think. Backability is not driven by having the best experience, the finest pedigree or the most innovative ideas. In fact, many highly successful people are backed long before they are qualified. We tend to view these people as lucky. But the decision to back them is neither an accident nor a mistake, and rarely the result of good luck. Drawing from his own business experience, countless interviews with some of tech's biggest innovators and compelling case studies of classic success stories such as Howard Schultz and Elon Musk, Gupta breaks down the qualities of backable people. Backable pulls back the curtain on the elusive x-factor that some people just seem to have and offers concrete tools like crafting the right pitch and scaling the vision for a project. Anyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to start-up stars can master these skills and jumpstart their next big idea.

100 Ways to Happy

100 Ways to Happy

Author: Adams Media Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Brighten your day and bring happiness to your life with these 100 simple activities and exercises to find joy whenever you need it most. Finding happiness when times are tough can be difficult, but it is possible-all you need to do is practice and find the right tools that work for you! In 100 Ways to Happy, you will discover 100 activities, quotes, thought exercises, and more to bring happiness to your life whenever you need it most. From creating a vision board to partaking in joyful meditation, this beautiful and practical guide has a method for everyone to try. Never let life get you down again with these simple, effective ways to live more joyfully.

The Insecure Girl's Handbook

The Insecure Girl's Handbook

Author: Liv Purvis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'This book shows there's insecurity in all of us and that it doesn't diminish our power. That, in fact, accepting it is transformative.' - Gina Martin, author of Be the Change Welcome to the Insecure Girls' Club! At some point or another, we all feel insecure. Whether it's about our body image, friendships, workplace politics or comparison more generally, it's something we all have in common. But we don't have to let it rule our lives. A reassuring hug when you're having a bad day, The Insecure Girl's Handbook is for anyone who wants to manage their anxiety better, stop imposter syndrome in its tracks or halt those unwelcome waves of self-doubt. Offering tips, coping mechanisms and small pearls of wisdom, Olivia Purvis is here to guide you through those feelings that hold you back and empower you to put yourself first and make a change.

Super Survivors

Super Survivors

Author: Dr Janina Scarlet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

How do we survive when it feels like our world has ended? This interactive book is for anyone that has experienced trauma and feels the after-effects of fear, panic, worry, anxiety, anger or depression. You will join a group of other survivors who have lived through extraordinary times and situations, including a doctor who saw many patients die in a pandemic, a firefighter who feels ashamed about developing anxiety after a major tragedy, a nurse who lost a sibling in a school shooting, and others affected by a global health crisis and trauma in differing ways. This self-help manual is based on the techniques of Superhero Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and will teach you the skills of acceptance, mindfulness, self-compassion, sense of purpose and commitment to action, as well as helping you to develop your own survivor story. This is the first book of its kind to help us deal with the realities and mental health impact of a world emerging from the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, as well as other natural disasters and violence.

The Illustrated Book of Mindful Meditations for Mindless Moments

The Illustrated Book of Mindful Meditations for Mindless Moments

Author: Courtney E. Ackerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Make the most of your time and turn any ordinary moment into an opportunity to find peace, increase awareness, and be truly present with this guide to meditating anywhere! Think you don't have time to meditate? Think again! Instead of trying to carve out a designated daily meditation time, learn to make the most of the boring, mindless tasks you have to complete throughout the day! From the two minutes you spend brushing your teeth to the time it takes you to eat your lunch, you can turn those moments into a quick and easy opportunity for relaxing meditation. Meditation is a great way to destress, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall mood and now it has never been easier to complete throughout the day! In The Illustrated Book of Mindful Meditations for Mindless Moments, you will learn how to turn all of your least favorite tasks into some of the most, calm, peaceful, and mindful moments of your day. Finally, with these bright, engaging illustrations for easy meditations, you can achieve that zen-like state all day long!

100 Ways to Calm

100 Ways to Calm

Author: Adams Media Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Bring peace, serenity, and tranquility to your life with these 100 activities and exercises to stay calm no matter what comes your way! In the chaos of everyday life, staying relaxed isn't always easy. But learning to remain calm is a skill that everyone can master if you have the right tools. In 100 Ways to Calm, you will find 100 activities, quotes, thought exercises, and more to help you stay calm when you need it most. From learning simple and easy breathing exercises to going for a walk or filling in a journal, this practical book has a recommended method for everyone!