SooOoo, I’ve gotten lot’s of questions on what books I’ve been into lately. But before I get into this I want to be completely honest, it wasn’t until very recently (November 2018) that I actually really started getting into all this self love/living my best life crap. The reason I’m starting off with this is because lately I’ve found myself getting discouraged scrolling through my insta feed looking at all these wellness guru’s doing something that makes me feel shittier about myself. Why haven’t I started my own business at the age of 20/get up at 5 AM everyday?!
It got me thinking a little bit, I don’t want people thinking that I wake up with the sunrise and drink 14 litres of water, only eat wild salmon and organic veggies because sometimes it’s my instagram story – because I 100% do not. I mean don’t get me wrong I would love to be able to do that but that takes years of self discipline and determination. Just because I post an IG story of a book doesn’t mean I’m reading for 4 hours a day, and just because I post a story of a healthy meal I’m about to eat doesn’t mean I eat like that for every meal. One major thing I’m trying to work on is consistency with my lifestyle and even though my end goal is to do those things everyday people need to know that I also really love alcohol, cheese, nachos, wine nights with the girls etc, etc. and that is A-OK because I am only human and I’m taking it day by day (and sometimes you just need some of these things). I’m slowly starting to find a good balance and it’s important that you do too, we are all on our own journey and will experience things at different times and that is something you have just got to accept. Comparison is a horrible thing please don’t do it to yourself.
…ok that’s enough. On to the books.
I’ve always loved reading as a kid, but the moment I reached university reading for fun was the absolute last thing on my to do list. With everything that goes on during those 4 years can you really blame me? You spend the majority of your day reading things you don’t even really want to read so you can spend the rest of your time planning what days you were going to go out. Post university when I was going through my quarter life crisis that’s when it dawned on me, I haven’t read an actual book in like 5 years (embarrassed/sad about this). My brain felt as if it was turning into mush and I NEEDED some inspiration. What better way to fix this downward spiral then hit up the self help section of the public library.
Since I started reading for 25 minutes daily my entire life has actually changed, and who knew that reading stuff you actually enjoy made it even easier? So many people complain of brain fog, constant tiredness, and lack of motivation even when they sleep for 9 hours, never having the motivation to do anything productive…have you ever wondered if it had anything to do with that ultra bright blue light screen 6 inches from your eyes in the pitch black jamming hundreds of forms of pointless information into your head countless hours before you head to get a “good nights rest”. Who woulda thought. Not me that’s for damn sure. My one tip listen to your mother. Read a damn book. Try swapping your phone for a book an hour before bed and not only will your eyes thank you but also your brain. How about trying one of these bad boys below if you’re in the mood for some life changing shit. These have helped me gain clarity of my life so much in just a few short months, imagine what you would feel like after a year? or 5? Self development is actually pretty cool and anyone who says otherwise shouldn’t be reading this post.
Ps. Go in with an open mind, I mean these people are multi millionaire entrepreneurs what do you really have to lose.
#1 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
#2 Game Changers – Dave Asprey
#3 The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
#4 The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
#5 The Judgement Detox – Gabrielle Bernstein
Pps. If you’ve read any great books lately recommendations are encouraged. Xo.