3 Books to Inspire You
One of my goals this year is to read more books. So far I am on a self-help and motivational book kick for the new year. I am in search of suggestions for how to live a more positive life. I am so done with the negative script that comes along with being depressed. I constantly second guess myself and tell myself I am not good enough. I want to shape a new way of thinking that includes positive mantras and forward thinking. I am tired of focusing my energy on the past or worrying about what could happen. Reading self-help books may not totally change your life but you can pull little snippets from here and there to help guide your thinking and your life.
Here are a few of the latest books gracing my nightstand. Have you read any of these titles? I’d love to hear what books have inspired you as of late!
- Girl, wash your face by, Rachel Hollis
In this book Lifestyle Blogger Rachel Hollis debunks the lies that you tell yourself through a series of funny anecdotes and personal stories. This is a book that I could revisit again and again. Not only does she make you question your thinking but she has you laughing along with her funny stories.
This book is meant to help you with confidence which can be applied to running and also life. Kara gives a peek into her “Confidence Journal.” She shares quotes, personal stories and exercises to help you work with confidence. There are also insights shared from other elite level athletes and coaches. Kara Goucher is such a strong female role model in the running world.
- You are a Badass Everday by Jen Sincero
I picked this book up after it was recommended to me while on the Women’s Quest Retreat in Costa Rica. I had time to kill in the airport when I was traveling back due to weather delays and have read about half of this book so far. I couldn’t put it down. You can read one snippet at a time or a section of the book. This book motivates you to get ready to make changes while also telling you things such as, “You are Beautiful.” and my favorite quote so far from the book,
“You have countless things all around you at every moment to be in awe of, grateful for, excitedly tugging on people’s sleeves about, squeeing in delight over, motivated by, in love with. All you have to do is remember to pay attention.”
This quote is a perfect reminder for me about all of the good that I have in my life with the best reminder being to remember to look around so you don’t miss it. I need my perspective to change. I need it to flip from negative to positive. This book offers great pieces of wisdom and guidance in doing just so.
I am on a journey of self-discovery this year. After my recent divorce (Hello, It’s Me) life has felt all topsy turvy. Now that I am coming out of the mental fog that happened during the first couple of months in my new reality I am ready to take whatever steps are necessary to move myself forward in a positive direction.
What books are you currently reading? Have you come across any good self-help or motivational books lately that you would recommend to me?