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Self-care books on your reading lists!

Five authors recommend one self-help book they loved… and why you will too!

brunch Updated: Mar 10, 2019 00:03 IST
Sarah Mirza
Sarah Mirza
Hindustan Times
Five books to add to your bookshelf if self-care is your reading goal
Five books to add to your bookshelf if self-care is your reading goal

1. A breather

The Country Without a Post Office

Picked by: Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra
Aanchal Malhotra

“This book healed my heart! It is introspective about everyday things. It has the ability to slow things down, and when I was reading this one, things around me didn’t matter. It gives you time away from a fast-paced life, to breathe and just enjoy words.”

2. Keeping in check

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right 

Picked by: Ira Mukhoty

Ira Mukhoty
Ira Mukhoty

“I think this book works because I love the idea of how a simple tool like a checklist was developed by this great surgeon to save lives, and how this can be translated into everyday tasks in life too!”

3. One-point focus

The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment 

Picked by: Sharif D Rangnekar      

Dr Sharif Rangnekar
Dr Sharif Rangnekar

“This book helps you focus on the present instead of constantly thinking about the past or future, which most of us are prone to doing. It is relaxing and de-stressing. It brings the focus back to yourself.”

4. Emotional ride

All About Love: New Visions

Picked by: Gurmehar Kaur 

Gurmehar Kaur
Gurmehar Kaur

“The book taught me how to love myself, to understand how I love and how to love, and leaves me in an emotionally complete state.”

5. Being thyself

The Secret

Picked by: Shabri Prasad

Shabri Prasad
Shabri Prasad

“The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is iconic. But, the secret has a secret! You are exactly what you want to be. You attract exactly what you think about. Whatever I want, I can do it by telling myself that I can do it. Self-help is also about being able to love yourself and having a positive mindset and that, my friends, is the secret!”

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First Published: Mar 09, 2019 21:39 IST

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