As we’re all working on our New Year’s resolutions, goals, and intentions, it’s important to stay motivated and maintain perspective. Here are three books that will help.
These three books are guaranteed to keep you focused, positive, and on track this winter. And they may even change your life.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
If you’re looking to change your habits this year, this is the perfect read to give you the tools to do so. Rather than talking big picture, which can sometimes fail to give you the actual resources you need to make a life-altering change, Charles Duhigg provides scientific background, concrete examples, and case studies, as well as steps you can follow to move forward.
The main focus of the book is the way in which we can train our brain to think differently and therefore form new, better habits. He argues the idea that the way we change our entire lives is not all-of-a-sudden in one day, but rather through forming new habits that replace the ones you want to get rid of. Specifically, the book tells us to recognize the triggers for our bad behavior and replace the action that usually follows with a new action.
Duhigg also makes a point of building cornerstone habits. This is a habit that will act as the center from which to build the new you, and once that habit is formed, other habits will start to follow.
The Power of Habit is sold in most bookstores and can also be purchased on Amazon.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
This no-excuses-for-your-life-and-circumstances book will give you a fresh mindset that everything you’ve ever wanted in life is available to you. It really hones in on the power that believing in yourself and your positive future has on the outcome of what ends up happening to you. In many ways, we are what we think, and Sincero teaches us to how start thinking differently — and more importantly, positively. She tells her own personal journey of depression and anxiety and how changing her thinking changed her mentality, subsequently turning around her entire life.
While You are a Badass does have some big picture ideas, it’s also chock-full of real life cases and tools that we can start using today. Sincero takes us through meditation techniques and lays out the steps to start actively participating and being control of our lives. She writes in a funny, relatable tone that makes this read so easy to digest and apply to our own lives.
You can buy You are a Badass at any bookstore or online.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
#GIRLBOSS is the story of Sophia Amoruso, a woman who was lost, broke, and confused before starting a shop on eBay that turned into a million-dollar business called Nasty Gal. The book is part memoir and part self-help, written in the sassy and sharp voice of Sophia herself. It’s a modern take on being a millennial, making it, and transcending society’s standards.
You’ll be motivated by the way Sophia was able to find her passion, work hard, and build her own business. If you’re someone who’s looking to build or create a creative side hustle or start your own business, this is the read to get you excited about the possibilities. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration from an underdog to get going.
As a bonus, Amoruso’s book was turned into a Netflix series, so you can now journey through her story on your TV as well. You can get your hands on #GIRLBOSS anywhere that books are sold.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!