If you have been hitting up the gym, eating right, have positive thoughts, then you are on the right track when it comes to self-care, but do you know, you also need to nourish your mind with self-improvement books for an overall physical, emotional and mental well-being?
What you read, watch, listen and think, play a huge part in forming your mental blueprint, to ensure you have the right information to keep you encouraged it is essential to read self-improvement books.
But here this out there is more, you do not have to carry huge books on your way to work, or set time to read that self-improvement e-book you have been planning to read the entire week. You can now plug in your headphones and listen to your book as you prepare for work, do your grocery shopping, or during an evening walk.
Unfortunately, not all self-improvement books are available on audible, but to get you started, here are 6 best self-improvement books on audible.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Author: Mark Manson
In this busy generation, everyone is trying to make ends meet, get those school loans cleared, or pay that mortgage loan. Some people forget to create memories and focus so much on wealth creation. And although creating wealth is also important the writer Mark Manson, encourages a different approach to life.
One, pick the right battles, focus on important things such as creating memories with family and friends, additionally the book also advocates for courage, and perseverance as we embrace the uncertainties in life. The sad truth according to Mark is that some people in society win while others lose, and it is not anyone’s fault to lose. This book also encourages you to be strong, instead of striving for an eternity to create lemonade with the lemons in your life, why not gather the straight to take in the lemons.
This is a great read and has important life concepts that will not only help the reader gain courage but also ensures that you have a new and better approach to the challenges.
But most importantly you learn to choose the right battles in life.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
The author uses a witty yet informative approach to deliver the 12 rules. The rules seek to provide tools and information to help deal with life disappointments, it also demystifies what occurs when one is filled with anger, vengeance or pride. Encouraging the reader not to be quick to judge and instead seeks to achieve freedom by transforming the mind and spirit.
When it comes to achieving self-improvement, besides cultivating positivity and hard work, it is also essential to deal with the hard issues and questions that linger in our minds about life and people around us. And though the situations may call for a negative feeling or resentment. The book encourages the reader to take control of these negative emotions.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
Author: Mel Robbins
One limiting factor to achieving our potential in life is holding back, and not getting up enough times after falling. This book has the solution to this, the 5-second rule will help you break free from self-doubts, by helping you become more confident in your work ideas and abilities. The rule also helps you overcome fear, worry, and doubt, but most importantly the 5-second rule helps you take instant action.
Besides lacking the self-drive to go for our goals and dreams another habit that hinders people is procrastination.
Any time you have doubts or lack courage to go for your dreams you can boost your drive by listening to this book on the go.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Author: Stephen R. Covey
The title of the book speaks volumes even before listening to a single page. Living an effective life means success, satisfaction, and most important joy. To help you in achieving and living a highly effecting life the author Stephen uses hard truths to get action from the readers.
According to Stephen many people are not effective as they are lazy in implementing and using what they have to make a difference in their lives, he goes on further to say that though equipped with knowledge, some people do not use the knowledge which in turn makes them unproductive.
However, despite the hard truths, Covey offers insightful information that when used correctly will actually help you turn your life around. To capture all the information in this book, take time to understand and internalize every small detail.
With its captivating title, the book also has a fun catch and unfortunately one may end up missing the key point.
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
Author: Brene Brown
According to Brene, this book is a compilation of her work and research, over twelve years. Brene held interviews and did research on vulnerability, with an aim to find out how people view vulnerability.
From her research Brene discovered that most people view vulnerability as a sign of weakness. The thought of vulnerability brings about fear and shame which according to the book should not be the case.
The clouded judgment on vulnerability blinds us from experiencing and seeing joy, love, and realism around the community. The book reveal a world of opportunities when you open and allow yourself to be vulnerable, and opening yourself to listening to your emotions.
The book is also a great way to help in instilling awareness of the vulnerable moments in life and appreciating every step in learning to open oneself to discovering the desired joy, laughter and love.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Author: Lori Gottlieb
The author, a seasoned therapist seeks to expound on the importance of having someone to talk. To achieve overall physical, emotional and mental health it is paramount to talk to someone.
The book give accounts of the different patients Lori has encountered. This book opens up your mind to understanding human behavior, in turn, increasing your ability to understand others as well as yourself. The book will get you hooked on the very first page, with fascinating information about the human mind, and the later chapters will bring a positive change in your mindset, subsequently in your life.
The Importance of Self-improvement Books
Self-improvement books are a great form of achieving growth and self-awareness, however, if you are still in doubt of why you should listen to that self-help book, here are more reasons to convince and let you know why you need these books in your life.
Expands your mind, these books not only cause a positive change in your life but also help to expand your mind, each book has new and unique treasures hidden on each page.
You get inspired to do better, once you have the right information, any time you are swayed into those negative thoughts you understand the root cause of the problem and can easily change the route of the negative thoughts. Self-help books keep you aware of your thought, action and present a broader outcome of your thoughts but also offer information on how to beat this trend.
The world is fast-moving and unfortunately many people drown in the busy schedules, forgetting about their goals and dreams and merely surviving by. Self-improvement books are a great resource to bring you back on track by ensuring you do not lose sight of your authentic self.
And getting that self-improvement book on audible is one of the best ways to unleashes and achieve your potential. Audible allows you to listen to a book, it is easy to use and has a large collection of self-improvement books.
Tip, retaining all you have learned in every self-improvement book you learn might be hard, but sharing the information with another person helps you retain more information. Additionally, you could try taking part in an activity such as playing an instrument or a sport, which has also been seen to help in retaining more information from a book.
Self-improvement books are a great addition in anyone’s life and reading has now been made easier, with books available on the go, as you do your grocery shopping or take your kids to the park. Change your life today by embracing a new habit by including a self-help book in your library today.
And remember these books will change the course of your life, in your relationships with people as well as in achieving your financial goals.
What are you waiting for getting on audible and download one of the above self-improvement books and get started on a journey of self-discovery, success, and joy.
Finally, the popular adage readers are leaders is true, but only when you commit and implement what you have learned.