I hadn’t realized how stuck, how complacent I had become until confronted by the words in this book. I was motivated and inspired to create new habits, establish new goals, and believe I could create the life of my dreams.
Today, I want to share some of my favorite books I’ve read in the last few months.
I know that with your busy schedule, it feels like you just don't have time to sit down and read. But there is something just SO underrated about the quiet calm of picking up a book, cozying up with some hot coffee, and gaining knowledge...while having a moment to yourself. So without further ado, here are the self-help book recommendations:
The tagline for this book is "getting real about race" — meaning, addressing some of the racial biases and assumptions that we all struggle with. The HIDDEN attitudes. Now, I know this is an uncomfortable topic because we want to believe that we don't have a racist bone in our body.
But I mean it when I say that this is a book we should read, no matter how difficult it may be to confront. There are little subconscious things that we can all work on. God is constantly challenging us to question our pre-existing assumptions, and listen to others with compassion. And the difficulty of facing this is precisely what makes it one of my favorite self-help book recommendations.
The first question you probably have looking at this title is, "'Figureoutable'? Why smash words together like that?"
Well, because the author's mother always told her, "Everything is figureoutable."
And when I read that myself, something just clicked in me. It’s a simple and memorable mantra. But more than that, it’s empowering because everything really IS figureoutable.
As Forleo explains, that doesn't mean that something is easy. The word "figureoutable" just means that something is POSSIBLE after a lot of time, planning, and effort. I think the word does a good job of encompassing something that is complex, but doable.
This book is all about how our thoughts shape our behaviors.
Jennie Allen is one of my favorite authors and this is her newest book. She talks about how the biggest battle we face is between our own ears. She teaches us how to stop the negative thoughts that can spiral out of control.
And she shows us how, with God’s help, we can replace those negative thought patterns with positive ones.
These are three books I keep gravitating toward, even as I read others! I've been so moved by these books and they really are a gift.
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