Our lives are chaotic, busy and stressful and it can feel impossible to escape our over running minds. Taking time for yourself becomes an impossible task that we continue to put off. Some days though, we need silence and time to step out of our daily lives.
This week, challenge yourself to pick up a book and read. I know, a book? When all these other tasks are pulling you in every direction? Yes. Reading has become replaced by shoving our faces in screens and soaking up, mostly, meaningless content that does nothing to improve your mental headspace.
Really, when was the last time you read a book cover to cover?
Your reading doesn’t have to involve a 300-page, 18th century, hard to understand novel. There are many books that focus on bettering oneself and focusing on personal development. Let’s face it, after a stressful week you aren’t at your highest, and can become consumed by fear of the arrival of the future. Be present, feed your mind positively.
Here are a list of 7 books we think you should look into with this challenge:
- Think and Grow Rich by: Napoleon Hill
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by: Stephen Covey
- Healed By Love by: Tina Hester
- Eat That Frog by: Brain Tracy
- Failing Forward by: John Maxwell
- Daring Greatly by: Brene Brown
- Simplify by: Joshua Becker
Each book approaches a different topic in terms of improving your life. Reading is fulfilling to advancing your mindset and how you begin to approach situations as they arise. It’s easy to feel like there’s nothing that can help you feel better about what’s going on in your life, but carving out time for you and consuming genuine and meaningful advice can be a game changer.
If not one of the books on this list, take some time to sit down and read and stimulate your brain. It is a small, but impactful way to relieve everyday stress and anxiety.
If you’ve read any of these books let us know what you got out of it and how it helped you!