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I used to read romance, it was a great way to relax, wind down. Escape. I thought this was a form of self-help, and to a degree it is. There’s nothing better than sitting down in your quiet living room with a cup of coffee or tea, everything is clean and done around you and you just sit and read. Before you go to bed. Cleanroom, quiet house. Dim lights. Snuggled up in your bed and you crack that book open and read. I love to read.

Book Review – The Secret

How I Went from Reading Romance to Self Help

One day I remember I was having an off day. I just felt sad, blah, no motivation. Nothing was getting me excited about my day. I wasn’t necessarily depressed but I wasn’t happy, excited, or motivated. I decided to try to read The Secret. It was getting great reviews. People were loving this book. So I picked it up and gave it a go. I can clearly remember that this book was the beginning of my new outlook on life.

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The Secret

The Secret was so inspiring. To open up the possibility that we are in control of our lives by the power of our minds and what we think. Ever since reading this book I have been more cautious about where my thoughts go. I’m a very paranoid, anxious person and for a long time, these thoughts consumed me. I always worried about my health and safety and once I had kids my anxiety and paranoia got a thousand times worse. What if they got sick? What if something bad ever happened to them? These thoughts were crippling and still are. After reading this book it gave me the ability to better control my thoughts. As soon as I caught myself thinking anything negative or scary I quickly thought about something that made me happy.

The Power of the Universe

Think about a time where something kinda just happened. A time where you just had a feeling about something. Maybe it was a decision you made that you just knew would work out. It probably worked out because you had already made up your mind. You had already thought about it and you believed it into reality. No one’s opinion change your mind. You kept your thoughts positive and believed it.

The Secret tells you stories about people who have done just this. The Secret is a book I come back to again and again anytime I think I need to reset my mind and get focused again.

Self Help Books Will Change Your Life

After reading The Secret I felt like I had new air. I stood taller, I was focused, motivated, I felt powerful! This feeling was everything. From then on out I was always looking for new books to motivate me. There are many times where you need to pick up a book or talk to someone on the same frequency as you to pump you back up. Everyone needs someone to pump you back up, motivate you again.

Our big dreams take time, a lot of time and there will be times you question yourself, you hit a block, you get turned down. If you don’t have anyone to pump you back up you always have books! Reading these kinds of books gets my mind back on track and focused on what I want and what I’m going to do to get it.

Make this Book and Any Book Your Own

There are things in this book and in almost every book that I read that I have to make sure I don’t take to heart. Some things you have to read and take from the book that you feel apply to you. Read The Secret with an open mind and use it as a way to bring better things into your life. It’s a learning experience. Enjoy it and learn from it. I highly recommend highlighting the parts of this book (like you would a recipe book) that you really connect with and want to remember. Whenever you need a quick boost open the book and re-read through the highlighted sections.

Try This

Try to focus on your thoughts today, whenever you have a negative thought or feeling if you ever think “No, I can’t” or “I’ll never do that” or “No way” or anything along those lines, stop it, change your thoughts.

Change your perspective on the thought. Let the Universe bring you all the positive things, all the good stuff. Trust me. When you go to bed tonight think of all the great things you have, a home, a family, a warm bed, a good book, your job, a friend, a meal, anything and everything you’re grateful for.

Appreciate it, be thankful. Even if you had a horrible day. Every night before I go to sleep I thank God for a good day today and an even better day tomorrow. I feel like it ends my day on a grateful note. Self-help books are a great way to expand your knowledge to get a new look at life, extra motivation, or see the world through a different perspective.

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The Ultimate Self Help Book

The Secret is the first book to really explore your mindset. The basis of this work is what lead me to where I am now. It’s powerful and it can change the way you look at life and your life.

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  1. I am so glad I decided to read this post this morning! I too have bad anxiety and am always paranoid. Negative thoughts about bad things happened constantly flood my mind and I feel like I’m constantly battling those thoughts. I literally imagine myself swatting them out of my head. After a tough night with my 2.5 year old I woke up super grumpy, already painting the whole day as one that was going to suck. But, this post reminded me I’m in control of my thoughts. I try really, really, really hard to be a more positive person and obsessed with self-help books. This is one I will definitely look in to! In case you’re looking for more, I wrote a post about my favorite inspirational and motivational books you can check out here:

  2. I need to get back to reading BOOKS. We are so used to reading on the screen or listening to audiobooks nowadays. I love your highlighting tip and reminder! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m an avid self help reader as well, and I’ll admit, the secret is one of my all-time favs. The video is awesome as well. So glad other mamas are embracing this thought process. Cheers.

  4. TitleFreeMom says:

    Thank you so much! I’m so glad this post helped you! Sometimes it’s so hard to deal with anxiety. I will be checking out your post right now! Thanks again! xo

  5. TitleFreeMom says:

    I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you!

  6. TitleFreeMom says:

    I have to watch the video!! Thanks! Have a good day!

  7. I am into self-help books as a late too! My most recents: Girl Wash Your Face, Tota Money Make-Over, and Crush It! I will have to add this one to my list. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  8. I haven’t read the secret, but I’ll have to add it to my list. I tend to pepper self help into my typical murder mysteries ? Great post!

  9. I listened to this on audio twice! I agree… I read way too many self help books, but it’s because I always want to be improving. I own it now. ?

  10. Oohh, I’ve seen this book on the shelves but had NO idea it was a self-help book! I haven’t really gotten into the self-help genre, but I am considering it ?

  11. This is an absolute favorite! It has been YEARS though – thanks for reminding me ? I also love The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Copra and The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. Self-help junkie here but it’s been a while since I have read them – but currently listening to Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis ❤ LOVE!

  12. I really want to read a few of these. I love the idea of the first book. Our thoughts are so vital to success.

  13. TitleFreeMom says:

    They really are. Once you start to focus on them you’ll see things start to happen!

  14. TitleFreeMom says:

    I’ll have to read the 7 spiritual laws of success! Thanks! Girl Stop Apologizing is my next one to read!

  15. TitleFreeMom says:

    Do it girl!!

  16. TitleFreeMom says:

    Thanks! 🙂

  17. TitleFreeMom says:

    That’s right! We should own it!!

  18. TitleFreeMom says:

    lol! Thanks girl!!

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