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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UPRM chapter.

2021 is now in full swing! As many of you know, self love should always be our top priority. Personally, I enjoy a good self-help book because they help me interpret the world more positively. These types of books teach us how to improve our lives and practice the strategies they’ve taught us. There are numbers of books that you can find on the internet that have promising titles. However, we may ask ourselves, which one is the best to start with? If you are ready to start making changes, here are 5 self-help books that are guaranteed to change your life!

1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a quick read that gives readers an explanation of The Law of Attraction and its properties. The Law of Attraction states that positive attitudes attract positive results in your life, and your thinking is a lot more influential than you think. Therefore, she states you can use the power of positive thinking to achieve anything you want.

2. The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

This magical book by best-selling author Miguel Angel has sold more than 8.2 million copies in the United States. In it, he reveals that our self-limiting beliefs keep us from truly enjoying life. This book is an easy read, and it is all about applying the four agreements to your life. It is a simple yet powerful book that can change your perspective in life. After reading this, you will notice how life-changing it truly is and how it is a must read!

3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This self-help book focuses more on those aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Napoleon Hill writes about the state of mind, the power of imagination, and the manifestation of strong desires. This book teaches you how desire and risk-taking will get you the win. If you are a young or aspiring entrepreneur, this is by far the best book for you.

4. The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

This #1 national bestseller contains everything about Eckhart Tolle’s despair of realization after his 29th birthday. He discusses his journey and the time he developed a philosophy and recognized that he was the creator of his own pain. He also explains how anyone can live a pain-free existence by living in the present. This book gives you a good insight from a unique perspective and can challenge our thoughts and behaviors.

5. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Beirnsten 

 If you ever find yourself questioning, “Why does this happen to me?” then this is the book for you. Most of the time we might think that everything is against us, and as a result of that, we develop a negative mindset. Through this book, Beirnstein instills the idea that things happen for you and not to you. This beautiful read lets us know that the universe is actually guiding us toward where we need to be and that everything happens for a reason.


I hope you enjoyed this list as much as I did and that it inspired you to grab a copy or two! What are you waiting for? Get out there and give yourself some love!

Political Science major in the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus. Interested in books, movies, skincare, crime T.V shows, fashion, and of course politics! "Don't adapt to the energy in the room, Influence the energy in the room." -Anonymous
Andrea Méndez Igartua is pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in writing and communications. She's passionate about reading and writing, and hopes to publish a novel one day.