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Books can be powerful, they can inspire, motivate and make you a better person. A far cry from the old ways of hiding your face when browsing the ‘self help’ section of the bookstore, self improvement books are now commonplace.
These books will make you a better person and motivate you to look at your life in a different way.
Find this book on Amazon – 4 Hour Work Week
I thought this book would be more for entrepreneurs, but the truth is there is a really important message in it that will help just about anyone refocus their time. It makes you question why we work so hard doing the things we do, working out butts off until we hit retirement age to enjoy life.
This book has a lot in it, and take from it what applies to you. I don’t believe it’s attainable for all people to outsource all areas of their life like Tim talks about in the book. But maybe you can start looking at things you could outsource, like cleaning, in order for you to have a happier life.
Find this book on Amazon – Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
Have you fallen into the habit of saying no to every invitation because you’re just too busy? Feel like the fun in your life is coming second to the constant battle of keeping up with work? Then this is the book for you!
As the title suggests, Shonda spent a whole year saying yes to invitations she would have previously said no to and she shares the effect it had on her life. Spoiler alert – it was awesome.
Find this book on Amazon – Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas
This book literally changed my life. While it’s disguised as a book that focuses on money, it covers so much more. Focusing on things like how putting negative vibes out into the universe brings negative vibes back to you and the power of a positive mindset.
This book not only teaches you how to manifest amazing things in your life, but even the simple practical aspects like decluttering, focusing on your goals and being positive can make a huge difference to your life.
Find this book on Amazon – UnF*ck Yourself – Gary John Bishop
Feeling stuck and in a rut in your life? This book will help get you out of it and will help you get out of your own darn way. For those who like books that are a little less ‘woo woo’, this book is a no bullshit, straightforward approach to taking action in your own life. A perfect book for you to quit the excuses you make and take control of your life.
Find this book on Amazon – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
“In life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.” Love it. Quite a different approach to self improvement than the positive attitude books (hey it’s all about balance right) this book focuses on our ability to be able to deal with what we are given better rather than willing it to change. Interesting approach and amusing read.
Find this book on Amazon – You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
Are you a self sabotager and you don’t even realise it? Yeah… so many of us are. This book will help you identify some of those crippling self sabotage habits and how to move past them. It also focuses on your ability to love things about yourself that you may not have thought were necessarily ‘lovable’ before. A serious but kicking book.
Find this book on Amazon – Declutter Your Mind – S.J Scott & Barrie Davenport
Feel like you’re always overthinking and overwhelmed with everything, caught up in all of that mental clutter and can’t see through the fog? Uh… yeah!! This book has so many amazing practical activities that will help you identify what is causing the mental clutter clear and how to clear it, as well as focus on toxic relationship elimination, decluttering to reduce anxiety and connecting your passions with your goals. Amazing.
At the end of the day, whether you prefer the woo woo approach, or the no holds barred straight down the line approach, these books will help you be a better person, improve your life and build your self confidence.