It’s fairly obvious to state that the self-help industry is booming, especially since it has morphed into its new iteration: ‘wellness’. The idea that one thing can change our lives - the way we think, act and thrive is an attractive concept.
The marketing of self-help has also got more pervasive in our social media lives, with #fitspo and #inspo influencers subtly and not so subtly selling us things to help us live our ‘best lives’. But self-help books are like diets, we rarely stick with them. The first few pages of affirmations have us feeling really positive, certain that our intentions are set and this time it will be different. But with a laundry list of dos and don'ts it can be difficult to remember what you are supposed to do and who you are living 'your best life' for. The same sense of shame and failure that comes with ditching a diet, can accompany a self-help slip-up.
Take a look at some WIP recommended books that also believe that we are all a Work In Progress.
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