2020 is here! Kickstart your new year and your new decade with these 2020 self-help books that will have you feeling healthy, reaching your highest potential, and generally living your best life. Happy New Year, Readers!
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The Power of Nunchi
We’ve long-borrowed from other cultures to help us live better (See: hygge, lagom, and ikigai). The new one you need to know about? The Korean concept of Nunchi. Nunchi means eye-measure, or the ability to sense what people are thinking and feeling and responding appropriately. Having quick nunchi can help ease anxiety and make social and work settings easier—all by honing keen observational skills.
Quit Like a Woman
In our culture, drinking is everywhere, and though we all claim to be pro-health and wellness, we’re still partaking in boozy brunch, despite alcohol being a poison and doing nothing good for us. Holly Whitaker realized she couldn’t lead the life she wanted to have while imbibing, so embarked on a sober journey, and teaches readers how to embrace the sober life as well.
Keto for Life
Research has confirmed the anti-aging benefits of following a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb eating pattern. This book is filled with 80 recipes and tips for incorporating ketogenic superfoods, ditching that dependency on carbs, lowering stress, and boosting brain function and better sleep.
The Power of Bad
Ever get down from one small piece of criticism after an otherwise awesome presentation? We can’t help it; our brains are wired to focus on the bad. But once we recognize our brain’s negativity bias, we can overcome the power of bad when it’s harmful or employ it to our benefit—essentially putting bad to good use.
Older, but Better, but Older
Caroline De Maigret
The bestselling authors of How to Be Parisian advise readers on the way French women approach life and love after 40. Through riotously funny and heartwarming short stories, they explain how one can stay chic even with crow’s feet. Readers will nod, knowingly, along as they read.
Let It Go
Did you have trouble with Marie Kondo’s method because everything you own sparks joy? Try something else to help cut down on clutter. Peter Walsh, Oprah’s longtime organizer pal, walks you through downsizing—whether it’s a parents’ house, or your own—when the contents trigger emotional responses. The result is a freer, happier existence.