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Types of self-help books

Types of self-help books

Today, there are at least a couple of self-help books for each issue a person might have. However helpful these try to be, there are still a lot of individuals who criticize them and who divide them into four categories, as follows:

  • the books that provide wrong advice - the so-called bad effect self-help books
  • the books that help people simply because these ones pay more attention to things they had not taken into account before- the placebo effect self-help books
  • the books that have no effect on people - no effect self-help books.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Why Self-Help Books Don't Work (And How To Nevertheless Benefit From Them)

The issue with reading self-help books is that not everybody is willing to apply what is written within the pages of those very books. However, if you are to spend time reading a book, why not trying to understand and follow its advice?

One sure way to do this is by the so-called reading technique 'lectio divina' that implies reading really slowly and repeatedly the same text until you actually understand its benefits and why it could change your life for the better. Give it a try and you might just be amazed by the result.

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Steps To Happiness At Work
  • Avoid "good" and "bad" labels. 
  • Practice "extreme resilience": the ability to recover fast from adversity.
  • Let go of grudges.
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Reading More Advice than You Actually Use

You ought to read a ton of books, and only implement a fraction of the ideas, depending on what you have time for.

  • Reading books is quite cheap. Kindle editions of popular books cost less than a nice meal. Libraries and borrowing books means you often don’t even need to pay that. Even the time spent reading a book is a fairly low investment. 
  • Implementing ideas, in contrast, is often quite expensive. Implementing just one idea from a book can take more time, money, or effort than reading the book itself. Implementing all the ideas from a single book might take years.

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