Top 5 Books for Learning Self Love

The Year of Self Love

2017 was a rough year for a lot of us. I struggled a lot with my mental health, but made great strides in managing it. I have started to put more time in towards caring for myself, both physically and mentally. Last year I also started my journey of self discovery and self worth. I read a lot of books that have helped me this far and I wanted to share them with anyone else who might be on their own journey to self worth. If you see a book you would like to read, just click the cover of the book and it will take you to where you can order it. 🙂


1. The Self Love Experiment 

“The Self Love Experiment – 15 principles for becoming more kind, compassionate and accepting yourself” -Shannon Kaiser

One day I noticed that small things would affect my entire day. I would become frustrated and take out my anger on the people around me. This book helps you accept yourself and let go of all the little frustrations.


2. Eat, Pray, Love

“Eat, Pray, Love” – Elizabeth Gilbert

We have all seen and heard about this book. Some of us have even seen the movie, but I highly recommend the book. (The book is always better.)


3. 52 Ways to Love Your Body

“52 Ways to Love Your Body” – Kimber Simpkins

Step away from your scales and take the time to love the body your in before you try to change it. This book helps you look in the mirror and notice the things you LOVE about yourself before the things you don’t.


4. 52 Lists for Happiness

“52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy” – More Seal

This is an interactive journaling prompt book. It provides ideas for lists of gratitude and positivity and it is honestly one of the best purchases I have ever made.


5. Mastering The Mindset Of Self-Love: A 28 Day Guided Journal

“Mastering The Mindset Of Self-Love: A 28 Day Guided Journal” – Kari Sayers

This is the journal I am starting 2018 with and I highly recommend it.




Let me know how these books treat you in 2018!


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  1. Self love is essential. We cannot expect others to love us if we don’t love ourselves first. The path to self discovery and acceptance can be dark and rough, but in the end all the effort is rewarded with peace and happiness. Hope you have a great year ahead of you!

  2. I’m a big advocate for self care and self love. We can only give to others fully when we take care of our own needs. Wishing you more in 2018!

  3. I’ve been looking for some good books on practicing self love- eat, pray, love is a great one! I haven’t heard of the rest but will look into them.

  4. Great post! I have read 2 of these and loved them and have given them away as gifts 🙂 my boyfriend is a counselor so i will make sure to save this list for him and share it with him so he can add them to his shelf 🙂

  5. Ooohhh! I LOVE self-love books and I can’t wait to read some of these. I’ve read Eat, Love Pray and it was pretty great. Will grab a couple of these others for my first quarter reading.

  6. This is a really great post and list of books to help embrace self love. I’ve been meaning to read the book ‘eat, pray, love’ and watch the movie! I’m in the middle of a franchise book series, when I finish them I’ll have to purchase one of these books!

  7. This is a great list! I might check out a couple of these books. My New Years resolution for 2017 was to love myself more and stay in tune with what I want and the results were amazing! I’ve been so much happier and feel like I can express myself more freely.

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