5 Self-Help Books For 20-Somethings

Getting through your 20s in one piece is no easy feat.

You experience some of the best times of your life — college, self-discovery and the excitement of launching a career. On the other hand, there is almost always heartbreak, uncertainty and pressure from school, work and looming adulthood.

The following books are perfect for the growing process, and are reminders that you are not alone in trying to figure it all out.


Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself | Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo

Reform Your Inner Mean Girl introduces the universal seven-step program that helps women transform their relationships with themselves from self-sabotage to self-love.

With a mix of play, humor, creativity, and self-inquiry, Reform Your Inner Mean Girl helps women let go of self-bullying thoughts, emotions, actions, and feelings, and allows them to finally trust the more powerful voice within – the Inner Wisdom.

 

I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi

In a breezy, irreverent style, Sethi lays out a serious six-week personal finance program for 20- to 35-year-olds who want to master their money with the least amount of effort and then get on with their lives.

 

Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties | Alexandra Robbins

This book offers insightful advice on smoothly navigating the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood, from school to the world beyond.

It includes the personal stories of more than one hundred twentysomethings who describe their struggles to carve out personal identities; to cope with their fears of failure; to face making choices rather than avoiding them; and to balance all the demanding aspects of personal and professional life.

 

Getting Past Your Breakup | Susan J. Elliott

Elliott is supremely practical and behavioral in her approach to avoid getting sucked back into a dysfunctional relationship.

Her “cold turkey” strategies are incredibly useful for people who need concrete advice on what to do next.

 

Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You | Paula Caligiuri PhD

Design your own career so you love what you do. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or working within a company, this book shows how you can make it happen for yourself.

You’ll learn how to move towards a fulfilling career that offers greater work-life balance, financial security, and personal control over your future, and more sheer pleasure and inspiration from the work you do.

About The Author

Hannah Carroll is an entrepreneur, feminist, expert wine drinker and publicist from Maryland. After graduating from Salisbury University with a degree in journalism and philosophy, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her creative passions. An avid writer and photographer, her Instagram serves as a portfolio of life in the city. When she’s offline, she’s traveling, practicing yoga or playing with her kitten, Haze.
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