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3 books to read for self-development

With all the current pandemic going on, and with questioning myself every 5 minutes what I want to do with my life, I thought it is time to read some books that can enlighten me and hopefully help me in my quest to reach a better self.

I have been reading self-development books for quite a while, but I wasn’t very into them. I read them just for my own pleasure and to learn some new things. But this time I was very serious in regards to what I was reading and to use all this information to work on myself.

With this being said, the books that helped me in the relationship with myself and with everyone else around me are:

  1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This book is life-changing. The writer talks about our true self, our Being, as the one who will give us absolute joy and peace. In order to reach that freedom, we need to make sure that we turn off our restless minds from time to time, meditate, and reach a state of complete silence. It is quite a hard book to read at first, and it provides you with all the “pauses” needed to digest the information and to make use of it

The book also tackles different topics such as relationships, the present moment, how to get rid of the pain we create for ourselves and many other worth reading sections.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to change. Anyone who says “it’s time I take my life back”.

2. You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

I love Jen Sincero, and if you have been on my website before, you could have seen that I already talked about “You are a badass” book written by her as well. She took her life from nothing at 40 years old to the empire she created now of coaching, writing books and inspiring many people along the way.

This book is all about our relationship with money. It is very straightforward, full of success stories from other people, her own life and many self-reflecting exercises to understand our limitations and beliefs when it comes to money.

I think the exercises part are so interesting because you are provided with all the questions you need in order to realize what your relationship with money is and how to create a better one, that will benefit you entirely.

I cannot recommend this enough for all 20 years old who are learning now the struggles of budget, savings and all that, but also, to everyone who grew up thinking money is bad. Give it a try and let it help you.

3. The Defining Decade: Why your 20s matter by Meg Jay

This book is really good for anyone in their 20s, looking for some perspective. I had read it when I was 20, and I have reread it at 22, and I read it with different eyes both times. I love that the author always gives examples of other people, struggling with the same thing, and makes the reader aware of so many things that are happening during this decade, and how to jump on the train and experience it fully.

It is an excellent book that can help you look at certain situations differently.


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