One of the literary genres that has become popular in recent decades is that of self – help or self-improvement . They are books with different approaches but that have a common objective: To provide help to those who consult them for the resolution of problems, personal conflicts or to support themselves in their personal improvement .

Self improvement books

They arise from the need of the human being to be better people every day and to even surpass themselves, although they have been the subject of great criticism and are not liked by scientists because they lack in many cases solid foundations while others they consider them useless; In my personal opinion, it depends on the book and what we want to obtain from reading it.

No book will improve your life by itself but it is possible that it will serve as a source of inspiration and reflection and that, as you read it, you will discover what you must solve or overcome to get ahead.

They are tools that you can use to achieve the goal that you have set out to achieve, it all depends on us and the attitude with which we approach the lesson, as well as our predisposition to improve ourselves.

Many promote reflection and it is likely that in a paragraph you will read the phrase that leads you to realize and become aware of what until now you did not clearly identify but that disturbs you and you decide to work for the solution. In this article I will recommend some of the books that in my opinion are among the best in the genre of self-improvement.

Your wrong areas

Your Erroneous Zones , written by the late Wayne Dyer, a psychologist with a humanistic tendency, was published in 1976 and is focused on the area of ​​personal growth and development. It gives you from a simple and quite explicit perspective the tools that you can use for personal self-realization.

This reading will lead you to reflect on those aspects of yourself that may be interfering in the realization of your personal projects such as your set of beliefs, prejudices, as well as the fears that, under certain circumstances, can prevent your normal development and evolution as a being. human.

In Your Erroneous Zones you will find tools that will help you work on your self-esteem and self-confidence through practical exercises.

The monk Who Sold His Ferrari

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma, describes through an easy-to-read fable the power of our thoughts. Through the description of various life lessons, he transmits the importance of assuming discipline and courage as a philosophy to obtain peace.

It invites you to live to the fullest, displacing negative thoughts and worries, replacing them with positive ones, to live in the present and set a purpose for life.

What happened to our love?

What happened to our love? By Carlos Fraga, communicator and researcher, he focuses on the dynamics and problems that usually appear in couple relationships in a daily and very entertaining way.

It invites you to a deep reflection and addresses the characteristics of couple relationships, the aspects that trigger ruptures and the work involved in being in a couple from a psychotherapeutic and enjoyable approach in which it includes stories taken from their years as a therapist.

It will be very useful if you are looking for guidance in solving problems in your current relationship or if you want to get an answer to your continuous mistakes.

The power of Now

The Power of Now by Russ Harris is a world best-seller and focuses on the importance of living in the now. Through this reading you will be able to access various techniques specially designed so that you can live without worries about the future or with the guilt that the past can generate, concentrating only on the present moment that is the only one that really matters and discarding the anxiety of your life.

The author proposes the importance of focusing on the connection with our emotions to obtain self-control in the face of the reactions that we usually experience after negative events.

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frank’s Man’s Search for Meaning . This Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist presents us with an autobiographical account based on his experiences in the Nazi concentration camps, at which point he completely loses his family and how he derived a basic learning for life: purpose.

He gives us a fairly objective approach to life in which he affirms that it is made up of inevitable positive and negative episodes. Painful events should be approached from the point of view of learning and seek in them the meaning that will give you the impetus to continue life forward.

It is a reading that connects you with your feelings and will help you to give yourself the impulse if you find yourself going through a difficult stage in your life, to take the learning and arm yourself with the courage to get ahead.

The knight in the rusty armor

The Knight in Rusty Armor by Robert Fisher is a novel that tells in a fun and simple way the adventures of a knight endowed with great courage, generosity and kindness who must undertake a journey to get rid of his armor, which suddenly discovers that it is attached to the.

Throughout the story, situations, dialogues and characters are exposed that will motivate you to reflect and recognize those armor that you put on in the form of barriers so as not to make contact with yourself or with your environment.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho is a rather entertaining novel, written in simple language that is based on the experiences of a sheep herder named Santiago who sets out on a journey in search of a treasure found inside the pyramids of Egypt.

Santiago knows many lands and is related to various characters who teach him life lessons but at the end of the road he ends up discovering that the greatest treasure is within himself, the most valuable jewel is his wealth and inner beauty.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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