5 Self-Care Books to be Happier

Self-care is so important, but do you actually provide the self-care you need? Or are you like many people who put self-care to the side and prioritize other parts of your life? Unfortunately, most of us don’t make time for self-care, but that’s about to change for you. If you’re looking for some books focused on different types of self-care that can help you to become happier then check out the list below.

The Self Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time by Jennifer Ashton M.D.

This book was made for the type of person who likes a step by step guide approach to tackling their lives. In this book, you’ll be provided with a year-long plan to improve your physical and mental health. Improving your self-care, removing things that don’t suit you or will not bring you happiness, and doing it in a way that creates habits and routines that you can actually stick to. In The Self Care Solution, Dr. Ashton uses her own experiences in changing up her life one month at a time to help you to do the same through twelve monthly challenges.

The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing by Robyn Gobin PhD

Describing itself as a book that will “improve your well-being every day with solutions-based self-care strategies that work,” The Self Care Prescription will empower you to find balance and purpose in your life. Covering relationships, work, and your own personal life, this book will work you through prioritizing finding a career you feel good about and help you create a much needed personalized self-care plan. If you’re ready to learn techniques to help with anxiety, motivation, and more then this book will help.





Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King

In this positive, relatable book about self-love and improving your life, you’ll learn to be happier. It’s time to prioritize self-care, let go of toxic energy, and make your wellbeing the number one priority in your life so that you can shine in all other aspects of life. In this book, you’ll learn how to create positive lifestyle habits like mindfulness and meditation that can help to create a more balanced, stress-free life.




Do What Feels Good: Recipes, Remedies, and Routines to Treat Your Body Right by Hannah Bronfman

Are you looking for something a little lighter and more actionable? We aren’t always looking for something deep, sometimes it’s just about finding tips and routines to help us feel better. In Do What Feels Good, the author provides a practical, inspirational guide to feel good in your own skin. This could be your first step on the road to wellness and self-acceptance that can change the way you feel about yourself and your life.


The Self Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself by Shannon Kaiser

Building your confidence and overcoming your fears can be one of the greatest acts of self-care. It can also be one of the most challenging experiences to go through. Many of us believe that we aren’t allowed to put yourselves first and go after our dreams, that we need to put others first and sacrifice for others. While it’s beautiful and noble to do so, we still need to work on prioritizing ourselves and the outcomes of our own lives. The Self Love Experiment will walk you through the author’s own experiment and guide you through a plan that can help you remove fear-based thoughts so that you can love your life.

Self-care can come in many forms from pampering yourself with a spa day to protecting your own emotions and prioritizing yourself in life. By reading one of the books above you’re practicing self-care in taking a step to making your own life happier.


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