Having to persist through life is hard. Whether you’re persisting through your job, trying to find a job, or just trying to prepare yourself for a scary post-uni life. It’s ok to accept that life isn’t as instagram-perfect as we hoped it would be. It takes time to find your groove in this big wide world we call ‘adult-hood.’ Sometimes we need to re-learn our self-worth and remind ourselves of our potential every now and again. One of the best ways to this is reading self-help books. These aren’t the types of books that will sit on your coffee table forever. These actually work and will work to help you find yourself again.
Here are Persist’s Top 6 Self Help books Millennials need to read:
- The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
For those who are unfamiliar with Shonda Rhimes, she’s the creator and/or executive producer of some of the game-changing tv shows, including; Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to get away with murder. You don’t need to be a fan of her’s to read her book and appreciate it for what it is. This is for anyone who needs that push to get out of their comfort zone and stop relying on the word ‘no.’ Rhimes accounts her year of simply saying yes to everything – whether it be frightening career moves or her health. It’s funny and inspiring for anyone who feels they can do more for themselves but just needs that little push.
2. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero knows you’re a badass, and she takes her time in this book to make sure that you believe it too. Sincero uses both practical and mental guides to help you better understand yourself and how to defeat your doubts. She goes through every aspect of your life, whether it’s taking a leap into a career you love, managing your funds and deciding who belongs to your tribe. The book is an easy read and will ensure that you feel like the badass you truly are.
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Cove
Effective people simply aren’t born, they’re grown. In this staple self-help guide, Stephen R. Cove goes into detail of the seven ways you can become a more effective person. He provides an illustration of background and examples, as well as reasons why these steps can help you to succeed.
4. Adulting by Kelly Williams-Brown
Growing up isn’t fun. However, it is inevitable. Regardless of how much ‘adulting’ you do in life, this easy step by step guide will break down some of the scary up things we were never taught in school. Whether it’s how to handle your finances, how to network or even the basics of moving homes. It seems like a simple concept, but this book will help you to conquer your fears of being an adult after leaving university.
5. The 20-something Guide to Getting it Together by Mary Traina
Mary Traina knows that you’re 20s are hard. They’re fun, but hard. In a simple guide, she not only guides you gently into some of the hardships but provides assurance that you’re not the only one struggling. Whether it be friends, romantic partners, your career, or lack of career – The 20-something guide is the BFF you need in a book format.
6. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight
Ever heard of the Magic of Tidying up? It’s the same idea, but for your life. Sarah Knight’s hilarious take on self-help is simply to give no f*cks or and build a bullsh*t-free zone. For some of us, this idea is much harder to grasp. However, like decluttering your possessions all it takes is a few simple and straightforward guide like this one.