What’s wrong with self-help books?!

We all know what self-help books are right?

And we all read one or two or we at least wanted to.

I decided that I’m going to start this year with a bunch of books because I was pretty much fed up with the life I was living. I said enough to myself, to my head and to my heart. I broke up with all of them, because I couldn’t take it anymore.

Because I think the age of 22 is too young for a therapist I decided to give self-help books a go.
LISTEN! I know that’s not a solution either, but I am trying to convince myself that it’s a experiment.

SO SHUT UP! (And read further of course.)


See, even now that I am writing about it I am “ashamed” that I couldn’t help myself and I came so far with my life that I need books for help.

What’s up with that?

What’s wrong with us people and us admitting that we need help every once in a while. Just because I want to read a book how to get my sh*t together or how to finally get on track with what I want to do, shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing.

To me, if someone says that they are reading a self-help book or any sort of guidance, it means that they are aware that something is wrong/missing from their life and they want to do something about it. I think it’s smart and nice to see that they have woken up and are ready to fix some things.
So I don’t see anything being wrong with that.

And another thing…
People keep saying that these kinds of books are worthless that they don’t mean anything and that a book can’t help you.


If Harry Potter books inspired me to be a writer, don’t you dare tell me that books don’t help. And when I’m sad and I just want to get lost in a world that is not so screwed up as mine is, I am going to take my favorite book and read it and it IS going to help me.

So why shouldn’t a self-help book do the same?
I think it can help anyone who truly wants to be helped. And that says a lot about a person, because it shows that they finally said: “I am ready for change!” And when you are absolutely ready and certain that you want to make a change and you are ready to listen to whoever or whatever will bring that change, anything can help you.

So I think that there’s nothing wrong with self-help books. If you think they are making a difference and you see your life turning for the better, read as much of them as you want. It’s your choice and you shouldn’t care what everybody else is saying, just go for it! (Your book probably says that too.)


Recently I’ve read the F*ck it! book and it has been a revelation! Fun to read and it really gets to you, so that you start thinking about all of the none important things you are worrying about in your life.


Sometimes all you have to do is say F*ck it! read a self-help book and go along with your life. It’s probably gonna be better. 🙂


Read with you later, Lara. ❤


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