The Best Books for Hustling 20-Somethings
Sooo... confession time. I used to believe that personal development books were just for people who couldn't keep their life together. People who struggled in all aspects of their lives. People who needed serious help. And I'm sure I'm not alone in this thinking. But oh my goodness was I wrong. Like 'hand to the face' emoji wrong. And if you think that's true, you're wrong too.
After reading a few of them, I realized something. Personal development books are for EVERYONE! Yes, they're for people who are struggling. But they're also for people who are thriving. People who want to improve their successes, be more efficient, have a better relationship or just build confidence. In fact, anything I read about super successful people tells the same story. They lift you higher up, even if you're already at the top.
If you're looking to ease your way into badass living, here are a few books I HIGHLY recommend.
The Miracle Morning- Before I read this book, I was already attempting my own version of The Miracle Morning, I just didn't know what is was called! But this book helped me hone in on what I should be doing with my morning. I love feeling super productive, even before I start getting ready for work, and this book sets you up big time with that.
Biggest Takeaway: Your motivation and self-discipline gets used up as the day goes on! So doing the important things first are critical.
The Body Book- This isn't exactly a personal development book, but it's one that I felt really connected to while reading it. Cameron Diaz has such a wonderful outlook on healthy living and eating, and it really puts everything into perspective. Don't have time to hit the gym one day? Don't feel bad about it, just remember to move your body!
Biggest Takeaway: I won't go into details, but there's a whole chapter about poop... and it's super informative! Know your body, ALL aspects of it ;)
I Am That Girl- This book, while a little idealized, is a great book for someone new to the working world, trying to get over their inner mean girl, or just working to be more positive!
Biggest Takeaway: Talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend- pointing out the positives more than the negatives and supporting yourself through whatever you need.
You Are a Badass- She's blunt, she's sassy, and she tells it like it is! This book by Jen Sincero does just what it says-- it makes you feel like a BADASS. Who among us couldn't use a little more of that in our lives??
Biggest Takeaway: I don't really have one specific takeaway, but the book is just full of quotes that'll hit you deep, and really make you look at your life. Like this: "The people you surround yourself with are excellent mirrors for who you are and how much, or how little, you love yourself."
Present Over Perfect- Oh man, there are points in this book where I just KNOW that Shauna is literally describing my life! Or at least it felt that way. And when a mother of 2, full-time writer can connect so easily with an unmarried engineer, you know it's an incredible book. She speaks from the heart, and helps you focus on what aspects of your life really matter. I listened to this one on Audible, and loved hearing her speak her words! She speaks with so much truth!
Biggest Takeaway: It's not a bad thing to be focused and driven, but don't lose sight of what the most important aspects of your life are.
Year of Yes- Ummm, Shonda is a badass. That's pretty much all I have to say after reading this book. She took her life, which from the outside seemed pretty amazing, and decided to make it so. much. better. I loved hearing about the inner workings of the Thursday night line up (all of which are shows I LOVE), and she speaks so candidly about how there are plenty of things she just did not want to do, but ended up doing. It's a great reminder that everyone goes through these struggles.
Biggest Takeaway: As a working mom, no matter how hard you try, you'll be missing out on something. You can't let it affect you, you just need to be at the right places for the right things.
Have you read any of these self-help/self-love/personal development books? Anything you'd recommend?? Comment below if you want to share!!
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