Personal Development Books to Read While in Quarantine

Up until a month ago, the word “Corona” meant nothing but a beer. But with the outbreak of coronavirus, it looks like the world is going down, leaving us wishing to soon wake up from this awful nightmare. As a glass-half-full person, I’m always on the lookout for benefits any situation might bring.

I mean, if you temporarily been forced to stay indoors, there are plenty of things you can do with this free time (except for bingeing on Netflix and stressing over the news). I gathered a list of self-development books to help you elevate your skills, and be the best version of yourself when all of this madness will be over. These books are available in a Kindle version, so you won’t have to wait for delivery or leave your house:

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money

Author: Chelsea Fagan

A book I should have read in my 20’s, but it’s never too late to get a grip on financial habits even if you don’t care about it. Between us, if you want to chase your dreams, you’ll have to learn how to stick to a budget.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Author: Stephen R. Covey

This New York Times bestseller had sold millions of copies and captivated readers for 25 years! As one reviewer summarised so accurately: “This book is about the untouchable part of your human spirit that no one besides you controls.”

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The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu

Author: Katja Pantzar

An engaging and practical guided tour of the simple and nature-inspired ways that Finns stays happy and healthy including the powerful concept of sisu or everyday courage.

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Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life

Author: Peter Walsh

If you already at home, why not take as a rare opportunity to finally win the war against clutter? After going through the process of downsizing his childhood home, decluttering guru Peter Walsh realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.

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Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

Author: Gary John Bishop

Empowerment guide that offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations. In this straightforward handbook, Gary John Bishop gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself.

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Author: Rachel Hollis

Quarantine time could be a great opportunity to embrace an inner change. As women, we tend to fall for perfectionism and don’t feel worthy if we produce less than 100%. In this book, with a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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