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Should I be concerned about covering the same stuff in multiple self-help books?



Can I read multiple self-help books at once?

First, let’s look a bit into our physical ability of reading two books at once (or even more). The short answer is yes, you can definitely read more than one book at a time. There is nothing stopping you from reading a difficult book and alternating it with an easier, more fun read from time to time.

Why you shouldn’t read self-help books?

These can be grouped into three categories: Bad effect: Self-help books give wrong and sometimes harmful advice, they give false hope, they make uncertain people just feel worse about themselves, or they make people refrain from seeking professional support.

Why self-help is toxic?





However, “self-help” becomes toxic when it’s used to blame other people for not being successful when circumstances have dealt them a weak hand, when luck runs against them, and even when they’ve not played their hand well.

Does reading self-help books actually help?

The same study showed that self-help books are effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression, but less so in other areas, like alcoholism and schizophrenia. Self-help books can help you feel more empowered and in control of your life, but in some cases they should be used with professional guidance.

Can you do too much self-help?

Don’t kick yourself for falling short on your self-improvement plan. Treating yourself like a never-ending work in progress may be harmful to your mental health argues author Karen Karbo.

Why do self-help fail?

Self-help fails because we are not approaching change in the correct way for our current circumstances and underlying personality. We’re not doing what works, and we’re not in a place to be able to, have other priorities and/or are not ready to hunker down and sort it out.



Why do self-help books suck?



1. They promote different philosophies. Each and every self-help book you pick up is based on a different philosophy. Sometimes, reading through all these philosophies muddles you and you do not know how to distinguish between them.

Do self-help books make you worse?

A University of Montreal study finds consumers of self-help books are more sensitive to stress and show more depressive symptoms. When you feel down, turning to self-help books might seem like a good solution. But new research suggests it probably won’t leave you feeling a whole lot better.

What is psychological self-help?

Self-help therapies are psychological therapies that you can do in your own time to help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression. They can be a useful way to try out a therapy like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to see if it’s for you. They can also be convenient if: you’re short of time.

Are self-help books as good as therapy?

A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this month’s volume of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, found no significant difference in the treatment outcomes for patients who saw a therapist and those who followed a self-help book or online program.

Can self-help books replace therapy?

While they might be great reads, self-help books aren’t necessarily a replacement for therapy…even if the book is written by a therapist. The business of self-help books is a 2.5 billion dollar industry in the U.S. and make up 2.5% of all books currently in print.

Can you be addicted to self-help?

Some millennials are addicted to self improvement because they are allergic to focus,” says relationship coach Jamie Thompson. “ That might be a sobering gut check but fact is with so much ‘pop self-help’ available the human tendency is to reach for quick fix after quick fix hoping something will do it for you.”

Is self-help a trap?

What is a self-improvement trap? Many of us are drawn to the idea of self-help when our inner critic tells us we aren’t good enough. If we buy into this negative self-talk, it can quickly turn into a story in our mind that we believe.



Why self-improvement is so hard?

Self-improvement requires change. It requires us to do things we’re not familiar with, that we’re uncomfortable with. But our routines, the expectations we’ve built for how our life runs, they don’t allow for the uncomfortable. And so, they don’t allow for growth.