Believing in yourself and developing your self esteem and confidence goes a long way, no matter where you are and what you do. But it’s no easy task – it requires practice, mindfulness and self awareness. And books help you to do exactly that. Not only does reading for fun develop confidence because you become more knowledgeable but also several self help books are available to help you. Here are 5 books that can boost your confidence level. These books give detailed insights, motivations, tips and tricks that you can use to boost your confidence.
5 Books That Can Boost Your Confidence Level:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The subtitle to this book says that the ability to be vulnerable can transform the way you love, live, parent and lead. And this book talks about exactly that – embracing your imperfections and flaws. Only by accepting yourself in your entirety can you become more confident in yourself. Through this book, Brown demonstrates the power of vulnerability and how true strength lies in exposing yourself. He shows that it is not a weakness as many believe it to be but rather a sign of confidence and strength. Reading this book will allow you to love yourself in a way you may not have done before, and which will build up your self esteem.
The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
Combining the disciplines of science and humanities, Katty and Claire demonstrate the way to self assurance and self esteem can make tons of difference in the lives of women. This book details the tools that confidence provides, especially to women, to succeed in corporate lives. Replete witg multidisciplinary research from the fields of gender, genetics, cognition and psychology, this book will help you understand your own mind to overcome your insecurities. In addition, it also includes real life case studies from varying career fields like media, politics and business to demonstrate the practical value of the content.
The Psychology of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
Brandon is one of the stalwarts in the field of self confidence, and any book he writes is bound to have a tremendous value for seekers. This book in particular was a pathbreaking one in the field of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis, which was propounded by Freud, is the process of looking within for unconscious motives for deviant or other behvaiour. Basically, this book talks about the relationship between self esteem, outward behaviour and inward emotion. This book will give you insight into your own self. This in turn will lead to surprising revelations with respect to confidence and self esteem.
Confidence Hacks by Barrie Davenport
This book is not merely a theoretical explanation of why you lack self esteem not is it a theoretical advice on how to improve it. Instead, it lists down 99 practical ways you can incorporate actions in your daily life that will change it forever. Davenport argues that all humans, no matter their self esteem, have access to a select set of very important tools that they can use to steer their life and thinking in a particular direction – including self esteem. As they say – small droplets collect to make huge seas. Similarly, Davenport enlists easily manageable small actions you can take to make a big impact on your self esteem.
Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
Siegel, as the back cover of this book says, is a pioneer in the field of mental health. Thus he is extremely knowledgeable about the fallacies of our mind that trap us in an unending cycle of low self esteem. In this book he offers a solution to help you break this cycle. Whether it’s related to repeating conflicts, a cycle of traumatic memories or more, he has a hack. Using the tools of psychology such as psychotherapy, this book provides essential information about the workings of the mind. It also shows you how they can be changed.
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