Are you looking for a book to improve your mental health? With so many options available, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. This is where recommendations come in handy.
Here are six recommendations for books that will help you improve your mental health this month.
The Road Less Traveled by Dr. M. Scott Peck
This book is considered a classic in the self-help world. In The Road Less Traveled, Dr. M. Scott Peck helps readers to see the difference between love and dependence and how to become our true selves. He believes that to grow into the best version of ourselves, we need to understand who we are on a deeper level, so he helps guide you through self-discovery and awareness.
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
In this book, Daniel Goleman taught the world why IQ isn’t everything. He writes that it’s our emotional intelligence that determines how well we relate to others, both personally and professionally. He also teaches that this type of intelligence can be learned and developed, even later in life.
The Gift of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown
Dr. Brene Brown became a Ted Talk sensation years ago and has captivated her audience with her uplifting messages. She is a researcher of shame and vulnerability, which are often what hold us back in life. In this book, she helps you to embrace the “imperfections” that believe you need to rid yourself of and recognize that they are part of who you are. This book was named by Forbes as one of “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook on Life.”
Self-Care for the Real World by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain-Phillips
Self-care has become a popular buzzword on social media. But although many people are buying into the idea of self-care, they aren’t sure how to apply it to their lives. This book provides practical ways to take care of yourself, such as eating well, saying “no” when you want to, and keeping your home in order.
How to Survive the End of the World by Aaron Gillies
This recommendation is “an anxiety survival guide” and will help you navigate through the disasters that your mind creates. Aaron Gillies has experienced anxiety and depression himself and helps other sufferers to realize that they are not alone. Although much of the subject matter is heavy, Gillies incorporates humor into the book, making it an enjoyable and comforting read for anyone experiencing anxiety.
The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi
In The Kindness Method, Shahroo Izadi will help you to break undesired habits. She encourages you to treat yourself with the kindness and compassion that you show to the loved ones in your life, but don’t usually extend to yourself. She believes that being kinder to yourself will help you achieve your goals faster.