You can literally learns and get years’ worth of guidance on relationships, finance, personal growth, self-esteem, and many others in a matter of days or weeks. You can get lifetimes of study and experience all compacted in a hundred pages or so book. It is also very nice to just sit back and relax in your favorite chair and think about life principles and other very deep concepts that you may come across from reading self-help books.
Also, highlighting and re-reading the books gives you more depth and insight every time you read. You pick up more “nuggets” of information and advice with every read. Depending on the topic you are reading, you can heal old wounds in your soul. For example, people who have experienced traumatic abuse as a child can close chapter of their life behind him and can connect to the testimonials and stories of others. They will not feel alone anymore and it maybe the first time they feel that way.
Application is the most important aspect of reading self-help books. There are great exercises, summaries, and thoughtful open-ended questions that will help you not only reinforce what you have learned, but apply it as well. Only when you apply is when you finally the real physical growth and change within you, whatever you are looking to improve on. If you are looking to improve your relationship, you would have to apply the concepts and steps outlined in order to have a better relationship. Knowledge is great, but without application, it will be very difficult to see result.
There are so many areas of self-help that you can focus on and improve on.
Here is a list of them here:
Weight Loss and Fitness
Speaking and Conversations
Spirituality and Religion
This is just a small list and each focus has even smaller niches. “Love” for example has love for teens, women, men, people over 30 etc.
Well I hope after reading this gives you an idea of the potential of reading self-help books.