As a kid, I remember my parents encouraging me to read....a lot. At the time I would roll my eyes and try to come up with a million other things to do so I didn't have to read. Who knows, I probably willingly did the dishes a few times just to avoid having to read. And SparkNotes were definitely top on the list in my Google history when it came to required reading at school.
By the time I got to college, I grew to love reading and instead of spending a night out on the town I would have my nose in a book. In case you're wondering, Harry Potter is by far my most favorite series in the universe. It wasn't until recently that I began to seek out something that would offer me guidance and add value to my life. That's when I discovered that self-help books weren't as lame as I once thought and that they were going to be my new source of knowledge instead of Google.
One of my favorite things about a self-help book is that you can set the book down and always come back to it as a point of reference. No joke, it took me 3 months to get through You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life only because I came back to it when I needed it most (eventually I read it consecutively)! The majority of the self-help books I've been reading recently dive deep into the spiritual realm, which has been so eye opening and helped me to explore more into my spiritual journey. These books have also taught me a few rituals that I've incorporated into my life like intention setting (check out my blog post, New Year, New Intentions), meditations, horoscope studies, and moon rituals.
Are you interested in picking up a few self-help books? Here is what I've been reading!
Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life
by Ruby Warrington
The perfect book for the the Now Age girl looking to make sense of modern spirituality. Ruby Warrington has a stylish way of making the "WOO WOO" relatable and accessible. If you're a little lost like I once was and looking to learn about astrology, meditation, shamanism, crystals, and much more then this is the book I recommend for you.
How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships
By Lodro Rinzler & Meggan Watterson
Relationships can be tough and I don't mean just those with your significant other, family and friends but the one with yourself too. Do you feel a little lost and find yourself needing a little more stability within your relationships? Well, Lodro and Meggan created the perfect book for you and dive deep into self-love, friendships, sex, break-ups, and more. Grab yourself a copy of this book and start your journey towards fully manifesting self-love and personal relationships.
You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero
Sometimes we are our greatest enemy. We judge the crap outta ourself and really know how to get into our own heads. In this book, Jen has a humorous way of helping us identify how we are self sabotaging through our own beliefs and behaviors. If you need a little confidence or just someone to tell ya how and to stop pitying yourself, then this is the book I recommend for you.
It is my hopes that these texts become as great of a resource as they were for me. Read them all the way through or simply pick them up when you need a little reminder or guidance. They are here to help, hence why they are called "self-help" books!
Share your favorite self-help books with me in the comment section!