self-help books might seem cheesy, but hear us out: The right book can help you feel less alone, and help you realize that things might not be as impossible as they seem. And there's a double benefit: Reading itself is a great de-stressor that might also distract you from anything you're anxious about.
Read on for six books that can help you find a little more calm.
If you are experiencing anxiety and are in need of crisis support, please call the Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour hotline at 1-775-784-8090. Marie Kondo
may have popularized decluttering your home — but decluttering your mind is definitely a good option for those who find themselves with too many negative thoughts. Learn how to take control of your mind and thought process with these helpful tips and exercises.
Declutter Your Mind, $14.13
Meditating is a great way of taking a moment for yourself and embracing some calm. But don't just take it from us —
studies have shown
that meditating might ease psychological stressors like anxiety, depression, and pain.
are great, but if you're trying to
spend less time on your phone
, Sah D'Simone's book of daily meditations is a great place to start.
5-Minute Daily Meditations, $10.29
The title says it all: Gary John Bishop's book is a no-frills look at overcoming anxiety. If you tend to get wrapped up in your own head, this is the book for you.
$19.98 $12.83 Buy
Sometimes, anxiety is just a part of life — and that's why Alice Boyes, PhD, has put together a toolkit to help you move past the stress and
The Anxiety Toolkit, $12.80
Anxiety, if you think about it, is about anticipating something happening. If
you're a worrier
, this book might help you figure out what to do when your anxiety makes you expect the worst out of any given situation.
The Worry Trick,
$16.95 $15.81 Buy
It's a bestseller for a reason. Even if you aren't into the "spiritual enlightenment" of it all, Eckhart Tolle's
The Power of Now is all about living in the present — something anxiety can often stop people from doing. New World Literary
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment,
$16.00 $9.02 Buy