• Nandini Goel


We live in a space where there are countless books to satiate the urge of reading that are impossible to consume in one lifetime. So, making it simpler, I’m listing down my favorite self-help book recommendations which can be a part of your reading list.

1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma: The story is about Julian Mantle who is a leading lawyer in the industry but is feeling old before his age because of tension and work pressure. He finally decides to leave his luxuries to search his peace of mind. While reading this book you will feel the aura of the beautiful forest of Savanna in India. Julian's journey is described in 7 practical lessons which are:

- Master your mind

- Follow your purpose

- Practice Kaizen

- Respect your time

- Selflessly serve others

- Embrace the present

2. Ikigai by Hector Gargia and Fransec Miralles: If read with curiosity and dedication, this book can prove to be live changing. In today's era where everything is materialistic and filled with anxiety, it can be very difficult to find your 'ikigai'- your reason to get out of bed every morning. But this book showcased with relevant stats and stories that there are people in this world, who are over a hundred years, who are active, happy, and doing what they love! This book teaches how to nurture our friendships and how to overcome our fears and anxieties in order to lead a fulfilling life.

3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: This impeccable book captures the adolescent musings in a raw yet perfect manner. The best part of the book is the correctness with which it portrays human relationships – the one with your peers and family. With that, it has an immense emotional discovery about the matters of war, religion, and philosophy. On the basis of Frank’s personal account, this makes the pages resonate to us at the core for it offers a well observed commentary on human courage, mythology, tendency to view relationships and our ever-thinking overboard minds.

4. Life’s Amazing Tricks by Gaur Gopal Das: This book retells the tales of different situations in life where we struggle to find solutions. The book reveals a lot of solutions that are spiritually oriented. According to this book, there are four wheels of living a life just like that of a car and with that Gopal Das tells how to live a red letter day every day. Giving small instances from Bhagavad Gita, stories of small and big achievers; he tells how to be selfless and be good with yourself and others.

5. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie: This book talks about the constant worry that stays alive in our head. One thing is for sure that I learnt and that is worry will never take your troubles but it always takes your peace of mind that invites troubles. This book is written in eight parts:

- Fundamental facts you should know about worry

- Basic techniques in analysing worry

- How to break the worry habit before it breaks you

- Ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness

- The perfect way to conquer worry

- How to keep from worrying about criticism

- 6 ways to prevent fatigue and worry and keep your energy and spirits high

- “How I conquered worry?”

Let’s start by reading five books and till then we can develop our own choices with a smart sense of skimming through the reviews.

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