When you take self-help too far…
As a self-help writer I of course believe there are many positive benefits to lots of self-help literature. And I’m looking forward to my next self-help guide coming out in a couple weeks - more details nearer the time!
In today’s Sun newspaper I’ve commented on a story about a young woman who’s taken the self-help books she’s read as a complete guide life rather than cherry picking strategies to use and building on her own strengths. I'm concerned she has taken things too far in living her life from between the pages of a self help book. Here's the link as I think there’s a lesson for everyone who reads self-help in this story.
TODAY’S TIP: My biggest tip is that we can’t live our lives from the pages of a book - self-help advice can be invaluable but ultimately life takes twists and turns and people apply the advice in their own idiosyncratic ways - sometimes more positive, sometimes not so positive.
Let self-help advice be a guide to you and not an absolute given.
Look after yourself, Pamx