Self Help Books, not a topic that I've been aware that we've spoken about here.
New Year is a time when resolutions are made and cynically on my part, quickly broken. Although that comment could be unkind on my part. (I made a resolution to be kinder and more polite to people. So far kept; though I've yet to meet this guy who really raises my hackles high!)
Here's three books from yesterdays Mail on Sunday Femail Magazine.
1. The secrets of happiness by Ben Renshaw (Vermillion, £4.99)
If January has left you feeling down in the dumps, then discover the secrets of true happiness by dipping into this handy, handbag-sized book of tips from world famous happiness guru Ben Renshaw.
What it offers: Ben Renshaw, who runs The Happiness Project, an organisation offering courses on happiness and success, presents 100 practical and psychological tips to ever-lasting happiness.
This paperback explores the concept of happiness by uncovering the blocks that may have prevented you from experiencing it in the past. From embracing the past to learning how to think yourself happy, true fulfilment is never far away.
2. Diet Trials by Lyndel Costain (BBC, £6.99)
Did you know that making your bed can eat up 575 calories and carrying your shopping home can burn up four times that many? With obesity set to become our biggest health problem, state dietician Lyndel Costain explores the causes of weight gain and offers simple strategies to a healthier way of eating.
What it offers: Six steps to changing your food habits designed to keep weight off, protect you from disease and give you a sharper mind. Unlike many fashionable diet books, this paperback offers sound advice based on scientific research on how to improve your weight loss goals in a safe way. Complete with fact boxes, nutritional information, exercise advice, it teaches you indispensable survival skills to keeping weight off for good!
3. Boost your self-esteem by Pete Cohen (Thorsons, £4.99)
If you think you're in need of some confidence building, then Pete Cohen's your man. He's a trained sports psychologist and life coach and with qualifications in business consultancy, he claims to boost your self-esteem, however low it is.
What it offers: Twelve easy steps on how to believe in yourself. According to Cohen, low self-esteem is learned, rather than inherited, behaviour. Simply deciding to change all this is the first step to improving your self image, he says. The next eleven steps show you how to put this into practise by setting goals, breaking bad habits and fulfilling your self worth. Jam packed with advice, exercises and questions to ask yourself, you'll soon be glowing with confidence.
Any opinion about these titles?