Jennifer Lynn | Contributing Writer | Wednesday, 11 January 2017

5 New Self-Help Books To Invest In This Year If Nothing Else Is Working

5 New Self-Help Books To Invest In This Year If Nothing Else Is Working

The Debrief: Your no bullshit guides to living your best life

If you're in need of a little extra motivation to do whatever it is you want to do, look no further than 2017's newest self-help guides. Whether you need to make over your living space, your mind or even a broken heart, there's a book for that, so get reading.

Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess By Rachel Hoffman

There’s a lot of buzz about this one, which is essentially a guide for single, childless people on how to keep house – even when you’re lazy af and potentially living with flatmates. It’s sweary, it’s easy to follow (e.g. Wash your dishes, get your outfit ready for tomorrow) and it’s no-nonsense. Try it or buy it as a passive aggressive gift for your least-favourite housemate.

£8.36, Amazon

Get Your Sh*t Together By Sarah Knight

If you loved The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, then Sarah Knight’s latest book is a must-buy, for more sweary self-help. This time she wants you to get over all those boring things you HAVE to do and start doing more of what you WANT to do, so that’s great.

£9.09, Amazon


A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled By Ruby Wax

Comedian Ruby Wax credits mindfulness with getting her through depression. She also has a Masters from Oxford in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, so we’re fully willing to trust her funny, frank advice on how to change our habits for good. There’s specific advice for different people, including children and teenagers, so you can also dip in and out of the bits that are relevant to you.

£3.99, Amazon

F*ck Feelings: Less Obsessing, More Living By Dr Michael Bennett & Sarah Bennett

So this one actually came out last year, but with a follow-up called F*ck Love on the way, it's well worth a read. Perfect for the newly heartbroken, but also applicable for anyone who feels anxious, lonely or is haveing any kind of confidence crisis, F*ck Feelings is written by a father-daughter duo. Sounds weird, but the fact that he's a psychiatrist and she's a comedian means you get actual factual advice with lots of funny thrown in. Basically, it aims to stop you overthinking, and that is never a bad thing.

£12.08, Amazon

You Are A Badass At Making Money By Jen Sincero

It's not out until April, but since it's by the same author as You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life, we're willing to hold off for this one. Jen Sincero is a success coach, but there's no academic jargon here, just easy-to-read chapters with practical advice on how to actually make some cash and keep yourself in the black.

£20.25, Amazon

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