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5 Self-Improvement Books to Read in Isolation

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by Taneesha Davis (subscribe)
Taneesha Davis is a writer and editor living on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit for more.
Published May 22nd 2020
Make Isolation A Productive Time
If isolation has been dragging on a bit too long for you, and you're looking to find something to pass the time away, why not a self-improvement book? This downtime we've all been given has been the perfect opportunity for you to work on yourself, and we've got the perfect books to make that happen.

1. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F! by Mark Manson,10679

Mark's book The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F!, and his follow up, Everything is Fed; A Book About Hope, have become self-help genre classics around the world and for a very good reason. Anything but your typical self-help book, this read may be a quick one, but it will leave with you a resounding impact you will take with you. It is well worth the hype!
Read it here or listen on Audible here.

2. Every Woman's Guide To Saving The Planet by Natalie Isaacs

Maybe isolation has brought out the green thumb in you, or has made you reflecting on what you can do to help the world around you right now. Natalie is the CEO of the climate-change organisation 1 Million Women, and they've done some amazing things in their campaigning to get women to make a change on climate issues. This book is full of practical tips and changes you can make to make a difference.
Read it here.

3. The Barefoot Investor and The Barefoot Investor for Families by Scott Pape

In a time where income and money has never been more unpredictable, whilst in isolation it might just be the perfect moment to get your finances in order. Even in these unprecedent times, Scott Pape's extremely popular finance books has helped so many people and families get out of debt and find themselves ahead, which has been extremely helpful thanks to recent events. No matter where you are financially, Scott Pape's books will have some great advice you can take on.
Order the book here or listen on Audible here.

4. Break Up Boss by Zoe Foster Blake

If you were one of the unfortunate people that went through a breakup just as we were all forced to isolate, or maybe isolation pushed your relationship a bit too much, this might be for you. The always witty and intelligent Zoe Foster Blake shines in her self-help book on riding through the murky waters of a breakup like a boss. Make the breakup not be all you think about during this time let Zoe teach you how to make this one of the best times of your life.
You can order the book here

5. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

And what self-improvement book list could be complete without this absolute classic? A classic for a reason, even as it passes through generations the solid advice never seems to falter. Whether you use this as a way to boost your personal well-being or your build your professional profile, this is a self-help book that has lasted the test of time.
Order your copy here or listen on Audible here.

You can make isolation the time of change with one (or a few!) of these fantastic self-improvement books. Which one will you begin first?
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