Self-Help Books: Are They Worth Reading?

At least once in a lifetime we read a self help book. 

One of the most popular self-help books I once read is one by Mario Teguh.

The self-help book industry is massive and profitable and the market seems to love this genre.

But did you know that readers of self-helps books tend to feel more stressful?

You may not believe it but self-help book readers have higher levels of cortisol (stress hormone) than non self-help book readers.

A study by researchers of the Centre of Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) found that readers of self-help books focusing on problem solving and growth orientation show depressive symptoms and higher stress.

Why is it so?

Because reading these books won’t instantly solve any of your life problems.

Reading such books may help us understand our problems better but not necessarily solve them.

What to read if you want to improve ourselves?

Read books written by scientists, researchers or clinicians that include scientifically proven facts. (*/)

Author: akhlis

Writer & yogi

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