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Educators have one of the most demanding jobs on the planet. According to stress.org , teachers are more likely to feel job-related stress than individuals in other professions, and about 20 percent of teachers feel stressed about their jobs most or all of the time.

The education profession has become even more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic as changing regulations, standards and processes have caused teachers to pivot again and again to protect student health and safety.

Over the past decades, self-help books have been rising in popularity as a way to combat stress, find more inner peace, and achieve goals and desires. Used as a supplement to therapy and other self-care routines, they can be an effective way to improve mental health and life circumstances. Here are the ten best self help books for teachers on the market right now.

  1. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  2. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff
  3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  4. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
  5. Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace by Sharon Salzberg
  6. The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students by Daniel Rechtschaffen
  7. Non-violent Communication (a language of life) by Marshall Rosenberg
  8. Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators by Tina H. Boogren
  9. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
  10. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell