Self-Help Books Everyone Needs to Read at Least Once

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While this year has continued to prove itself as anything but ordinary, one thing is for sure — now more than ever it is imperative that you take care of your body and mind. 

Over the last year, self-help books have become increasingly more popular among young people. Not only are self-help books a good way to inspire others, but they are also a good way to help build confidence in everyday life. 

VALLEY has composed a list of some of our favorite self-help books to get you on the right track to becoming your best self. Here is what we came up with!

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
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This book is focused on helping readers recognize their fullest potential. In addition, Sincero inspires the readers to chase after their goals by reminding them of four very important words; You are a Badass.

The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter- and how to make the most of the now by Meg Jay
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Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, believes intensely that your 20s are some of the most influential and important years of your life. As a result, she wrote this book to inspire readers to make the most of these years. This book is unique in the sense that Jay uses some of her patients’ stories to exemplify her lessons.

The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success by Megan McArdle
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While no one particularly likes failing or the idea of possibly being labeled as a failure, McArdle argues that failure is ultimately inevitable and to some degree even necessary. In addition, she argues that life is about learning when and how to pick yourself up when you are down. Throughout the book, McArdle takes advice from emergency room doctors and psychologists to help readers understand the importance of failing and how to fail in a way that will teach you a lesson. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
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While at first glance this book can seem intimidating, it is something that everyone needs to read. Throughout the book, Manson focuses on teaching the readers that not everything is meant to be stressed over. Instead, he wants you to be particular about what you are worrying about.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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This timeless and easy to understand book gives the perfect advice for building and improving positive and successful relationships in all areas of your life. Carnegie focuses on inspiring people to go after what they want and reminds them that it is never too late to make a change and improve any situation that you may be in.

The Myth of the Nice Girl by Fran Hauser
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Hauser outlines exactly how to become a successful career woman without having to change who you are. In addition, she focuses on the classic dilemma of wanting to be nice, but also not wanting to be seen as a doormat.

While it can be hard to find time to sit down and read, dedicate some time to becoming the best version of yourself this year!

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