It’s been a while since I published a ‘What I’m reading this month’ post – I fell off the bandwagon and needed some inspo when it came to burying my head in a good book. A trip to Waterstones was all I needed, and on my latest visit I picked up not one, but four new books – all with a very similar theme in mind, bettering yourself.
I love reading books that make you think about life in a different way. These books stop you from falling into a rut, doing the same things day in day out. I always feel really motivated after finishing a good self-help guide, and I’ve heard really good things about the books I chose:
The Little Book of Lykke
You may remember ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ from 2016, a book which could well be responsible for a spike in candle, cinnamon roll and blanket sales. ‘The Little Book of Lykke’ is the second book by Meik Wiking and takes a look at the world’s happiest people, and more importantly what makes them so happy. I managed to get three quarters of the way through in one sitting. I love reading about the simple things people are doing all over the globe to achieve happiness, and how I can inject some of that into my everyday life.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k
I absolutely adore this book – it had me laughing out loud before I had even finished the introduction. It has opened my eyes in so many ways about the things that humans worry about on a day to day basis – yet a lot of it is stuff that we really shouldn’t ‘give a f**k’ about. A great one for de-cluttering your mind – this book promises to help you live your best life by ditching things that don’t bring value, or frankly, don’t matter to anyone but you. I’ll definitely be taking notes as I read.
The Anxiety Solution
I am not a particularly anxious person, but occasionally it can hit me like a ton of bricks when I am least expecting it. Growing up in a world of ‘perfect’ social media pics and glossy magazines, it’s no wonder millennials are an anxious generation. I picked up this book to help me understand why we worry so much, what causes it and what can be done to control it. It’s been really useful so far – and hopefully next time I get that overwhelming feeling of anxiety, I’ll have a solution to help me.
Reasons To Stay Alive
This one has been on my list for a while – and is another book about how to lead a better life. There has to be a reason why this book has remained in the top ten charts for 49 weeks. Mental health is something very real – and something that needs to be talked about. I don’t personally suffer from depression, but I do know many people who have and I hope this book will make me understand more about it.
So there we go….I have a lot of reading to do! I hope these books will inspire me to do more, life better, love better and tackle anything that doesn’t make me happy head-first.
Have you read any of these books?