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Reading has become a real passion of mine again recently. When I was a kid, I was OBSESSED with books! Like literally, you’ve never seen a child be so excited to go to the library as I used to be 😂
Books were a form of escapism for me. They took me to a different place. Helped build my imagination. Showed me possibilities. Developed my vocabulary.
These days, they help me to learn, to grow, to understand myself and others better. They help me to become a better human and they challenge me to keep pushing myself for a bigger and better life.
Typically when I read these days, it’s for self-improvement. My book of choice tends to be ‘self help’ books (I prefer to use the terms ‘Personal Development’ or ‘Mindset’ to describe them though!). For me, they’re the cheapest, most easily accessible way to improve and enhance the person you are today.
The journey of improving your mindset and working on yourself is one that never ends. Like, one personal development book can for sure change the game for you but as you evolve, you need to keep utilising the tools and resources to keep that continual evolution in play!
So here I’ve listed some of the books I’ve read over the past few years that have really had a lasting impact on the person I am today and the way that I approach life:
I had to start with the legend that is Vex King! This book is an absolute perfect starting place for anyone yet to enter the world of Mindset/Personal Development. It’s an easy read but it really gets you in the feels! You’ll get to understand more about self-love, the Law of Attraction and how to make positive changes in your life to really live it to the fullest!
It’s one that I’ve read 3 times in a year and no doubt I’ll keep going back to it!
I really liked this book because it starts out with a couple of exercises to help you understand your limiting beliefs and how you can transform them which I found really powerful. There are also exercises throughout the book to put what you’ve read into action.
Dani talks you through her own journey from an unsatisfying career in law to discovering her passion in coaching! It’s inspiring and she shares the mindset tools she uses to live the life she used to only dream of! There’s a lot about the Law of Attraction in this book too and how you can use it to achieve your goals!
I’ve grouped these together as they’re by the same author but You are a Badass is focused on how to live your best life and You are a Badass at Making Money helps you reset a poor money mindset!
If you like my style of writing, you’ll totally relate to Jen Sincero too! She’s real, no bullshit and tells it like it is! It’s spiritual, high vibe, funny and relatable!
In You are a Badass, she too talks about self-sabotaging beliefs, self-love and gratitude. There’s also a chapter focused on improving your perception of your own self-worth and it’s worth grabbing a copy of this book for that chapter alone!
You are a Badass at Making Money is essentially a step-by-step guide to uncovering your money demons, how to understand them for what they are and then how to start having a more positive relationship with money. Once you’ve improved your money mindset, check out my Boujee Budgeting strategy that got me out of my £1000 overdraft!
No, it’s not about skincare or how to keep yourself clean! This book is all about putting those lies we tell ourselves to bed at last! Where we think we should be in life, how we think we should act, how much we should weigh…all of these thoughts have a habit of consuming us and Rachel Hollis breaks these down to show that we all just need to be focusing on ourselves and our own journey!
Another no-holds-barred classic that packs a punch!
No list would be complete without The Secret! It’s like the Holy Grail when it comes to mindset and manifestation! Covering the basics of the Law of Attraction, it highlights how thoughts become things and how you can co-create with the Universe to be, do and have all that you want!
But…personally, I found The Power and The Magic SO much more powerful and they’re totally underrated!
The Power talks all about how having more love in your heart and in your life is the key to a fulfilled and happy life! Relating it to money, relationships, health and your overall life, The Power really encourages you to build a more rounded existence.
The Magic is a 28-day gratitude challenge and gives you tasks to complete every day. It’s a great way to learn how to incorporate more gratitude into your life aside from writing them down in the mornings or evenings.
So these are my personal go-to’s from the world of personal development and mindset! The ones that have truly had an impact on me and that I recommend to friends all the time! Which one’s have you read? Which ones are you going to check out? And do you have any you would add?
Let me know in the comments below or pop me a message on the ‘gram!
Keep evolving ladies…the best is yet to come x