While Valentine’s Day is commonly about spending time with someone special to you, it’s important to remember that it’s also to spend time with yourself. Take a day to get reacquainted with yourself. Do something for you.
As the infamous Tom Haverford would say “Treat Yo Self”
Because as we age, our interests change, but are you aware of those changes? Do you respect those changes?
Regardless of where you are at in life, I hope these five books help inspire you to love who you are and the person you are becoming.
Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
The first book I’m excited to share with you is called Boundaries: When to say Yes, How to Say No and Take Control of Your Life. I ave recently learned about the importance of setting boundaries for yourself. This is especially true if you are a giver. Giving to others is important but what is even more important is giving within limits. Your giving shouldn’t be stressful, negative or taking away from your happiness. It’s okay to say no to something with out feeling guilty. I hope through reading this title, you learn to set healthy boundaries so you are able to give something to yourself too.
The Go-Giver by by Bob Burg and John David Mann
The Go-Giver is certainly a quick read and it ties well with being able to set boundaries for yourself. There are five laws to this book that give you a different perspective when it comes to recognizing the gifts in people around you. I also enjoyed learning about how the people in the book were able to turn their passions into jobs that allowed them to use their gifts and continue to recognize gifts in others
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is another quick read and one that I throughly enjoyed. This book will show you how you shouldn’t focus on or solely care about what other people think when it comes to your life. His approach to happiness isn’t the most conventional, but it’s very practical for the reality of what we deal with day in and day out. Manson points out the over popularization of everyone being a winner has resulted in a society that is expecting to have everything be easy when we all understand life hardly works that way. Manson’s message is simple, choose the things you do want to care about and focus on those. Ignore then things that don’t concern you.
The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran
This read will help you establish a better game plan to achieve those goals you may have established at the turn of the year. A lot of us can struggle with achieving those goals because once we are a month in, our progress may or may not be visible. It’s a known fact that most New Years revolutions fall apart during the month of February. Make this year a time for change! The 12 Week Year’s main goal is to help you reach those goals by breaking the goal down into much more manageable pieces. If you are sick of creating resolutions only to have them fail, try giving this book a chance.
Unlimited: How to Build and Exceptional Life by Jillian Michaels
This title was probably the first self-improvement book I picked up as an adult. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each chapter and it made a profound impact on who I was as a person at the time. Jillian Michaels is knowing for cutting the b.s. and getting to the nitty gritty to make you a tough and better version of yourself. Her book helps get you to the point where you are living and living well. This book helped me find the good in myself and in my life and I hope it does the same for you as well.