Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve written anything here. But we are back. Today we’ve got three self-help books for you that have actually helped us. Now to be fair, we were (and still are) a bit sceptical about the term “self-help books.” In our opinion any book can be a self-help book, as long as it helps you and maybe teaches you something. However these books that are already connected to the term “self-help” have opened our eyes more than we ever expected when we started reading them. Hence, why we wanted to share them with you.
The subtle art of not giving a fuck, Mark Manson
Boy oh boy did this book teach us some valuable lessons. We are quite the persons who give a lot about many, many things, which can be quite tiring. So, when we heard about this book we thought we’d give it a try and are we glad that we did. This books states things that are so obvious that you almost can’t believe that you haven’t given it a thought before. It talks about confidence, comparing yourself to others and evidently not giving a damn anymore about (little) things. Instead of the usual positive tone of self-help books, Mark Manson uses a negative one, which in our opinion makes the book and its messages even stronger. This book definitely helped us in growing more confident and becoming more aware of the things we unnecessarily care lots about.
How to break up with your phone: The 30-day plan to take back your life, Catherine Price
In this day and age it is no secret that we are basically all addicted to our phones. We use them constantly. We wake up with them, go to bed with them, have dinner with them. It is a serious relationship. But did you know the dangers of this relationship? We knew a bit about them however not the grand scheme. This book informs you about those dangers and gives you a 30 day break up plan in order to establish a healthy relationship with your phone. We followed this trial and we are so happy we did. Our relationship with our phones has changed completely and it is definitely a lot more healthy.
Show your work!: 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered, Austin Kleon
This book is great for anyone who wants to show some of their work, but is too afraid to put him-/herself out there. We probably all know the feeling of wanting to share your ideas or artwork, but not knowing how to or lacking the confidence to do so.This book provides a lot of great and easy tips/steps in order to show your work. For us, it was exactly the little push we needed.
These are the three self-help books that have helped us recently. If you’re looking for some encouragement, some tips or just something fun to read, we definitely recommend to pick one of these up and let yourself be indulged by the information and lessons they provide.
Do you believe in self-help books?
Lily~Rose and Kiki~Jane