6. Confessions of a Terrible Husband: Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Couch by Nick Pavlidis
Even though the title suggests otherwise, this book is not for everyone. This is especially for those who are ready to take the big step into an adult partnership. A serious relationship. Nick Pavlidis takes about how he transformed into a loving husband from a self-absorbed emotionally elevated man. This book teaches lessons learned from making terrible mistakes when it comes to relationships.
7. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Self-help books are practical and worth every word! Looking for motivation? Read a self-help book. Looking for inspiration? Again, read a self-help book. Boundaries is one of the best books in order to deal with the most important thing – saying ‘No’.
Many people struggle to say no and try to go out of their way for others while giving themselves less priority. Cloud and Townsend help in creating clear blueprint boundaries in any facet of life. The emotional, physical and mental capacity helps in creating a better understanding of self.
8. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
This book is packed with basic but essential life skills. Packed with the best advice on how to live and love life, this is a must read for young adults. Do not, however, expect etiquettes like how to cross your legs like a Princess in this book. This book is about how to be compassionate, empathic, grateful and aware of your surroundings. While BI’s Weller says the book “is a reminder that life is fraught with uncertainty, and that what we call ‘quarter-life crises’ might just be the first in a series of opportunities to ask for help.”
9. Off the Road by Carolyn Cassady
This book is for teenagers and also for you when you are entering your 30s. Why? Because it is filled with adventure! It breaks the conventional rules and grasps for freedom. The hero of On the Road, Neal Cassady was married to Carolyn Cassady who wrote this book. It is a memoir which describes the domestic pain, the lies and the mental breakdown.
It is common for young people to think that these lifestyles are glamorous showing consumerism to the highest level. The social media and movies show glamour and happy lifestyle which in fact is all fake. No one is as happy as it seems on their social media handles. The toll these lives take on family is truly something every young adult must understand.
10. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
If you are in search for wisdom that is ancient and yet timeless, this classic collection is ideal! Farnam Street’s Parrish suggests that these letters deal with everything that we deal with today. Be it grief, success, failure, wealth and poverty. Sotic’s philosophy is practical and applicable in all times. Reading this book will help equip for everything that comes in your life. In addition, this will help you in communicating with others. Back to the homepage
Entering into a new decade can be overwhelming. It can be daunting to think that you are lost. Quarter life crisis can be scary and can often lead to depression. Staying positive in essential. No one has tasted success and fame overnight. It takes years of courage, long hard working nights and countless hours of labour to finally taste happiness.
Books can be your best friends
Books can be your best friends. Every successful man and woman owe their success to reading. Talk about any great businessman, every success story, they will have a reading habit worth knowing about. Reading the above suggested 10 books is bound to help you become ready to deal with the challenges that you face when you enter the big 3-0.
Nothing can solve your problems, only you can. But if you are looking for inspiration and guidance, books are always there to help. No matter what problem you have faced, no matter what fix you are in at a certain point in your life, chances are that someone has already been through it and written about it. All you need to do and look it up and read.
The universe is constantly giving answers to all your needs and questions. All you have to do is take the first step and ask. All you have to do to is be kind and empathize with humanity.