• Nitin Fernandes

World Book Day – Three self-help books you might like


There is something special about reading a book. While a key benefit of reading might be the prospect of gaining knowledge, it can have many other advantages as well. For one, it is said to be very helpful for your mental health.


Another obvious benefit is of course the fact that you can improve your vocabulary greatly by reading often. This, in turn, can have a positive impact on your writing and speaking skills.


While some people enjoy reading fiction, some others like non-fiction. For this World Book Day, we thought we’d concentrate on the latter and suggest three self-help books, which might help you in your personal and professional lives.


Tuesdays With Morrie


This is truly one of the most inspiring books around. It’s a memoir written by Mitch Albom on his interactions with a former professor Morrie Schwartz, who is in the final stages of his life as he suffers from ALS. Albom catches up with Morrie, once every Tuesday for 14 weeks, with the conversations penned down in this book. There are many important life lessons that are noted down in this memoir, something you could greatly benefit from after reading.


Atomic Habits


A great book to read if you want to start building a lifestyle that revolves around habits. Written by James Clear, Atomic Habits gives you some good ideas on how you can build a routine of habits. If you’re someone who does a lot of procrastination, then this could be a very useful read for you. The book also gives you advice on how to deal with bad habits.


You can read more about this book here.


Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life


When it comes to building a lifestyle, another very useful book to read is Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. Authors Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia write about the lifestyle of people in Okinawa, the Japanese village where people live the longest. The term ‘Ikigai’ refers to a purpose of living. Reading this book could perhaps help you gather some finer details about how to live a happier and longer life.


NOTE: The above suggestions include only books read by the author. Needless to say, there are other fantastic self-help books around.


References

https://www.bestpracticeinhr.com/why-is-reading-important-the-11-benefits-of-books/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40121378-atomic-habits

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40534545-ikigai

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6900.Tuesdays_with_Morrie

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