We’re all looking for ways to improve ourselves, whether it’s our mental health, physical well-being, or having deeper relationships with those around us. But as millennial women, it can be hard to balance it all and make it seem like you’ve got it figured out. Hint: none of us have it all figured out, but that’s okay because we can then lean on each other for wisdom and advice. Even if that wisdom is to just pass a self-improvement book along to a friend.
No matter how you’re looking to improve, there are plenty of books out there to read. If you’re looking for something new to add to your in-flight reading time or want to curl up on the couch to look inward, these four self-improvement books are worth ordering and reading right now.
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Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace by Gabrielle Bernstein
Spiritual self-help guru (and millennial) Gabrielle Bernstein is known for her large catalog of self-improvement books. Her latest, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, will teach you techniques for genuine happiness, how to free the energy that is stuck from past trauma, and how to shift your mindset. This book is good for those who have had trauma in their past that they can’t move past or break through the barriers that they have put up because of it. After reading this, you’ll feel empowered and strong to take on anything.
Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love by Kendra Scott, out September 20, 2022
We all know Kendra Scott as the jewelry designer extraordinaire, but with her new book, Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love, she’s sharing lessons about leadership, and dishing out plenty of inspiration in the process. At its core, the book will teach you that life is worth living, even through the hardest parts, and that a good life is never perfect. This is a great book for those who find themselves listening to the lie that perfectionism will bring them everything they want, when in reality, being perfect is unattainable and will run you dry of joy.
Know Yourself, Do More and Work Less: A woman’s guide to help you unlock your mind, think, build habits, and reach your dream in life by Amanfi Taylor
Most of us likely wish that there were 27 hours in a day rather than 24, especially when work, family, and other duties seem to be vying for our attention at every single moment. It can be hard to sift through the noise to see what really needs to be done. Enter Amanfi Taylor’s book Know Yourself, Do More and Work Less: A woman’s guide to help you unlock your mind, think, build habits, and reach your dream in life. The book helps guide you through how to build self-discipline, how to increase your daily performance and keep your goals in mind with motivation techniques. This is a good read for those who can find an excuse for everything or feel stuck in their life with little direction of what or where to go next.
I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) by Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnson
Cultivating authentic, deep friendships in this world can be hard. When a Facebook friend suddenly turn frenemy over a political POV, how can you know that friendships are real and meant to stay? After reading I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) you’ll learn how to make real connections with people, how to love yourself first before trying to find new friends who will love you, and how to heal from a friend “break up.” This book is a must-read if you’ve recently found yourself in a new city where you don’t know anyone, or if you’ve just let go of a friend who brought too much negative energy into your life.