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The Self Help Bug…Again

Everyone loves a good self help book. I mean, let’s face it, everyone either thinks there is something negative going on with their lives and they turn to books to either try to figure out what the problem is, or they try to find a book that helps them get out of whatever shitty thing they think is wrong. I’m no different.

As a matter of fact, I have a stack of them in storage from when I was in my 20s and thought I was ready to get my life together but wasn’t serious at all. It was actually a self help book I read when I started to get back into reading. I love them, but they can be pretty boring if you pick the wrong one. It takes a special type of writer to be able to teach people in an entertaining way to where us readers don’t feeling like its formal education. So when I ran into a couple of not so interesting self help books I turned to fiction to get my excitement back.

But now….

I have let the self-help bug bite me yet again. I feel like I am now in a weird time of my life where I’m tired of the things I experienced as well as the persona I put out in my 20s and I want to know what’s next?!?!

I’m currently going through an awakening and getting to know my higher self through meditation and breathing, so I know I can say, with confidence, that I want to start establishing things for myself like a house and some investment accounts. You know grown up things like that. But I didn’t know where to start, so one day I was on YouTube and the person I was watching was talking about “ The Energy of Money” written by Maria Nemeth so I decided to purchase it thinking it was a sign from God.

Then there was a motivational video that played next that featured the motivational speaker/Monk Jay Shetty. I didn’t even know there were Monks in the U.S. I don’t even know if the word Monk is supposed to be capitalized but go with it….DONT JUDGE ME…. 

But after watching Jay’s video I was hooked. He recommends a bunch of different books throughout his videos, interviews, and podcasts and explains how it helped him get to where he is today and also gives advice on how we can better ourselves. I highly recommend anything he puts out into the universe. I haven’t ran into a bad or boring interview, video, or podcast show yet, and the reviews on the books I have come across have all been very good. 

I, of course, did not purchase all the books I have come across so far, but I have added them on my goodreads want to read list and will continue as I listen to him suggest other authors.

My plan is to now add at least one self help book per month to read. Guess it’s time to go digging in storage for the ones I neglected in my 20s. I will definitely research reviews before I decide to indulge so I won’t get that burn out feeling so soon this time around. I just can’t wait to see what this transformation has in store for me. I know these self help books will be apart of my story. 

Please feel free to list your favorite self help book. I would love to check it out.


  1. I like the phrase “bitten by the self-help bug”! It really captures the pesky yet persistent urge to pick up self-help books. I’m in my 20s and still figuring out what I want to do/be, so been going through a number of self-help books in the past two years. And you’re right—you realize a lot of them aren’t particularly insightful or helpful. But for me the ones that I enjoyed are Cal Newport’s “Deep Work” and “Digital Minimalism”; James Clear’s “Atomic Habits”; Kethledge and Erwin’s “Lead Yourself First”; and anything by Brené Brown. I hope you’ll find some self-help that’ll speak to you. 🙂

  2. Hi Brittney, thanks for sharing your post and I will definitely listen too Monk Jay Shetty. I love listening too motivational speeches on youtube. Those youtube motivation speakers have helped me change my life. I’m not sure if you are a big believer in the Law of Attraction but everyone has there own opinion. The books I’ve read are “The Secret”. Also The intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham but if you read it it’s hard to understand but if you type in buffetts books into YouTube there is a mini course to help explain things in that book. Also when I had worry destroying me I read “How to stop worrying and start living” by Dale Carnegie. Thanks again for your post

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