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Top 5 Self-Help Books For Students

If there is anything I could be identified as it’s that I always love learning. From people, videos, audios, but definitely not books. Why? Growing up we were taught in English class that when we finished reading a book, we would write a test on it. So I only read for the test, not for what I would learn from it.

As I grew up, I started to see the importance of reading. Decades of people’s knowledge, mistakes, advice squeezed into a book. But the fixed mindset I had learned from school affected me and always made me distracted whenever I picked up a book to read.

This year I made up a goal to read 52 books this year (1 book per week). After the first month, I discovered I could not do it. Then I shifted my goal to 26 books this year (1 book every two weeks). Only to find myself slacking on this goal again.

I was frustrated and did not know what to do until I watched a video from Jay Shetty. It was a game-changer and changed the way I saw reading books. Rather than explain it, I want you to personally watch the video below and comment on what you learned from it.

As a student, or anybody in general you can find inspirations to books you might want to read in the coming weeks or even sooner that will definitely help you in life

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Let’s get into it

1. Atomic Habits by James Clear

This is a self-growth and productivity book. Atomic habits is about how an accumulation of tiny changes can produce exponential results. James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. 

He shows how to create good habits and eliminate bad ones by resolving our identity crisis and creating systems that will produce our desired outcomes. He also 4 laws of Habits, self-control, procrastination, motivation and so much more. I have read this book and will recommend it to anyone especially young people like students.

2. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

Adulting opens your eyes to real-life experiences and helps you navigates the sea of Adulthood. She gives you tips in categories like mindset, cooking, career, money, friends, home, wisdom, tough times, family, and more. These life tips are actionable and should be applied if they resonate with you.

3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

If you want to skyrocket your productivity and maximize your energy, this book is definitely for you. I read this book and I learned so many things. Some of which are to-do lists, getting into the zone, how to control your workflow, how bad multitasking is, and so many more. 

Getting Things Done is your fast track towards stress-free productivity. You no longer have to look towards a to-do list, instead, you can enjoy a systematic approach to every task you have to complete in your life. This is definitely a must-read self-help book to level up your game as a student

4. 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. This book is an international bestseller and a great reference for people that seek to improve their lives. The behavior principles explained in this amazing book are of value to anyone looking for success in their career, education, family. 

The book teaches about good habits that are beneficial to your professional and personal communication with others. This was one of the first self-help books I read, and even though it took me 3 months to read, it was worth it.

5. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends and Influence People is fascinating and dives deep into the fundamental techniques for handling people, how to make people like, how to be a leader, and more. You learn more about how to behave towards people. For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Final Thoughts

All these self-help books for students are a must read. Even if it takes 5 months. Let me know which self-help book sparked curiosity in you to read first, and your thoughts on Jay Shetty’s video.

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