Spending time on yourself is not selfish, despite common assumption. You need to do this. These self-care books can help you learn how to relax, take care of yourself, and improve your outlook on life if you’re continually thinking negative thoughts or being there for everyone else except yourself. Self-love books written by life coaches, best-selling writers and kickass celebrities will teach you how to accept and appreciate your own beauty. They’re almost like having a personal Oprah at your disposal.
The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser
You know it’s a wonderful book if the title includes the word “self-love.” In order to succeed, you must first be able to accept and love yourself, as Kaiser demonstrates through her own life experiences.
The Self-Care Solution by Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S.
As the ABC News chief medical reporter, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, has written a self-care plan that includes a series of achievable monthly goals, such as exercising in May, increasing your flexibility in November, drinking more water in June, and committing to laughing in December. Dr. Ashton is the mastermind behind all of these studies, and she takes the reader through her own personal journey of putting them to the test, detailing the scientific advantages and setbacks she encountered along the way. When you’re working toward a goal, it’s like having a supportive buddy at your side.
What a Time to Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue
She goes by the moniker “The Slumflower,” and her honesty and creative artwork serve as a gentle reminder that being alone yourself might be the greatest thing for your mental and emotional well-being at times. Seriously.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
This self-love book, like its famous title, seeks to boost your self-confidence and allow you to completely accept your best self.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Author of Girl, Wash Your Face comes an equally powerful plea for women to stop apologizing for following their own dreams—and to do it without blaming anyone else.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Self-acceptance and self-worth can only be achieved via the acceptance of imperfection, according to one of Oprah’s favorite writers, Brown.
Perfect Is Boring by Tyra Banks and Carolyn Landon
Mama’s the finest teacher! Carolyn Landon, the former supermodel’s mother, and the former supermodel share their wisdom, including the significance of owning one’s faults and defects. The mother-daughter discussion in the self-love book is open and frequently amusing.
Radical Self-Love by Gala Darling
To help others overcome rejection, depression, career failures, and heartbreak, Gala Darling draws on her own experiences. Make sure you have this handy reference on hand whenever you need to be reminded of how wonderful you are.
Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson
The suggestions in Pretty Happy, even if you don’t have a problem with body image, may help anybody in need of a shift in perspective. Kate Hudson, the actress-turned-author, offers advice on how to boost your self-esteem and live a happy life.
Badass Affirmations by Becca Anderson
Becca Anderson knows that reciting positive affirmations on a regular basis may have a good effect on your life. Readers will find a wealth of information and inspirational quotes in Badass Affirmations.
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett
New York Times best-selling self-love book by Krista Tippett (Peabody winner and host of the life’s questions program On Being)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
For those of us who have read her best-known book Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert explains how to connect with the creative force inside us.
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
As part of her SuperSoul Conversations, Oprah shares poignant and compelling ideas from thought leaders like Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Brene Brown to encourage you to see the beauty in the little things in life.
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia and a famous Christian scholar, recounts his journey from a misanthropic boyhood to an unexpected conversion to religion with tremendous comedy and wit in his book.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
Author Pema Chödrön’s book, written in the wake of her own heartbreaking divorce, addresses how even our most difficult and painful experiences may lead to great development and change.
The Course of Love by Alain De Botton
He created the worldwide emotional intelligence organization The School of Life, and Alain de Botton is the author of this book about a contemporary couple living in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
For those who have not heard of Brené Brown, she is the author of the New York Times No. 1 bestsellers Rising Strong and Daring Greatly, as well as frequent guest spots with Oprah Winfrey on her famous talk show SuperSoul Sunday. As a social scientist, she explains why we all need a sense of belonging in her new book.
Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty, MD
Stanford neurosurgeon James R. Doty’s book, which is equal parts biography and science, investigates the interplay between the heart and the intellect.
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
Author and activist Rebecca Solnit has written a collection of personal essays in which she tells her story.
Money Diaries by Lindsey Stanberry
This personal finance guide is based on Refinery29’s series of the same name, and it contains budgeting advice from financial experts. As a result, you may make certain that your financial well-being receives some tender loving care.
The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Body shame is something that many people struggle with. Poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor explains how to break free of it. It is a must-read for individuals who want to know more about their bodies and those who are already on the journey to discovering how lovely and intricate they are,” Tess Holliday stated.
Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini
It’s the voice in your brain, the one that tells you to question yourself all the time? Melissa Ambrosini, author and motivational speaker, explains how to silence your inner bitchy girl. The podcast of Amrbosini also covers subjects like “Be Thankful for the Small Stuff” and “Choose Love and Joy,” so if her advise resonates, check it out.