HERE THEY ARE, 5 books that will change your life! Improve your mindset and improve your life in the process, these books are ones which have really made a impact on me and I cannot wait to share them with you too…
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Find Your F*ckyeah: Stop Censoring Who You Are and Discover What You Really Want
”Grounded in cutting-edge science but translated for people who speak emoji, Find Your F*ckyeah disrupts the warm and fuzzy “personal growth” fads made fashionable by mock gurus and self-proclaimed #selfcare experts. This bold guide combines humor, pop culture, and psychology to show us why the one-size-fits-all success formulas and trendy morning routines keep us caught in a cycle of boredom and stress, never fully sustaining our happiness. With hard science, guided experiments, and modern wisdom—from Beyoncé to Carl Jung—Alexis Rockley takes us step-by-step through the biological, cultural, and social factors that create our self-limiting beliefs. Debunking self-sabotaging ideals like “You Are a Living Brand” and “You Have One Calling,” Rockley encourages us to discover our real, uncensored selves and find a sense of purpose, even when we don’t have all the answers. For those of us tired of feeling the pressure to be better, do more, and work faster—to self-optimize and fall in line—Find Your F*ckyeah teaches us how to find joy where we are right now and to let our genuine self-expression guide us. ”Google Books
Funny story.. I bought this book as a gift for someone else having never read it myself, but when it arrived I was intrigued so I glanced at the first few pages… before I knew it I was 20 pages in AND I COULD NOT STOP! I wanted to be better, to live better!
SO I did what anyone would do, kept the book for myself and ordered another copy for my friend.
You can tell when reading the book that author, Alexis Rockley, absolutely knows what shes talking about, shes studied, lived it, been there, done that and is giving out the tshirts!!! (If you dont know that saying, that may be confusing…ha) Basically, Iv already read this twice and you should too.
WHERE TO GET IT
Hardback, Waterstones – £17.99
Paperback, Waterstones – £12.99
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k – A No F*cks Given Guide
”A brilliant, hilarious homage to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, showing how to shed your mental clutter for good. Aimed at overachieving but dissatisfied people everywhere. Sarah’s inspirational two-step “NotSorry” program shows how unleashing the power of not giving a f**k will help you shed unwanted guilt and obligations to redirect time, energy, and enthusiasm to your true priorities. Sarah reveals why giving a f**k about what other people think is your worst enemy – and how to stop doing it; how to sort your f**ks into four essential categories; simple criteria for whether or not you should give a f**k (i.e. “Does this affect anyone other than me?”); and the two keys to successfully not giving a f**k without also being an asshole. So, get rid of the mental clutter, ditch the perfectionism and create the life you want – for good. ”
All of Sarah Knights books are badass, lets get that out there right now! But this book is just.. TOP BLOODY NOTCH! With the title being a little parody of Marie Kondos world inspiring tidiness techniques… this book brings you joy for all the best reasons. Focus more of your life on what you really want to do, what makes YOU happy and use your fucks, where you want to use them!
WHERE TO GET IT
Hardback, Waterstones – £14.99
Paperback, Waterstones – £8.99
Jog On: How Running Saved My Life
”Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her twenties in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will – she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run.
That first attempt didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals – to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years.
In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational book will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track – no matter how small those first steps may be.”
Ok so this book came in to my life through a friend at a point in my life when I really really really bloody needed it. Overweight, unhealthy, unhappy suffering from crippling anxiety and recovering from a bad battle with depression… I had tried to start running but couldn’t get past mental road blocks. When my bestest friend lent me this book, and the rest is history. Im moving forward, past my hurdles.. mental and physical. And I am ever thankful for Bella Mackie sharing her raw, real, relatable story with the rest of us.
WHERE TO GET IT
Hardback, Waterstones £12.99
Paperback, Waterstones £8.99
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
”Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014Best-selling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.Via chapters such as “Your Brain Is Your Bitch”, “Fear Is for Suckers”, and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It”, Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not.
Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass. By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of. ”
This book came into my life through the Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange, one of those moments again where a book has come into my life exactly when I needed it! Struggling with imposter syndrome and wracked with self doubt, but with big dreams for my future, this book gave me the motivation and SPARK under my butt to get moving again. YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR BITCH …. just read the book and thank me later!
WHERE TO GET IT
Paperback, Waterstones £9.99
The Gift of Self Love: A Workbook to Help You Build Confidence, Recognize Your Worth, and Learn to Finally Love Yourself – PRE ORDER NOW – 7th May
”The Gift of Self-Love is an honest, heartfelt and relatable book that will guide you on your journey to self-love, self-care and body positivity. Author Mary Jelkovsky, better known on Instagram as @maryscupofteaa, shares her story of conquering her insecurities (after years of an eating disorder and intense, self-sabotaging work as a bikini fitness model) and finally learning to love herself exactly as she is. Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-improvement book provides practical advice and exercises that will help you finally give yourself the gift of self-love.”
MY GAL Mary is a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! I have followed Mary on Instagram for just over a year now and she is the ultimate self love, body positivity, live your best life QUEEN. She shares her real, raw self and her story is just… nothing short of inspirational. You can preorder her brand new book now from Amazon, I certainly have! So while I cant give you a honest review yet… based on everything iv seen and heard from Mary on Instagram & her podcast I can almost certainly guarantee itll be a life changing read!
WHERE TO GET IT
Preorder, Paperback, Amazon – £14.38
Thank you for joining me again, I hope you’ve ordered some books and are ready to read your way to a better life.. optimistic I know BUT you would be too if you had just read all these life-changing books!!
AND… in the immortal words of the one and only Ru Paul…
If you cant love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else!
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Kayleigh Zara says
The live changing magic of not giving a fuck was Jones such a good read for me in the past couple of years – I actually wrote an entire post about it on my blog a few years ago. I will definitely have to check some of these books out. Fab post x
Jenny in Neverland says
I’ve heard of a few of these but haven’t read them. They sound great and the perfect boost for making those life changing habits! Great post 🙂 x
Alicia Harding says
I’ve only heard of one of these, but not had a chance to read any yet, Going to look at The Gift of Self-Love as that sounds right up my street! Thank you for sharing!
Cristina Rosano says
I have only heard of some of them, but not read any! From the blurbs, I will have to add more than one to my reading list. The life-changing magic of not giving a f**k has been on my shelf for so long. Thank you for sharing and love the new look on the blog x
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
I read “You Are a Badass” and loved it. I will definitely be checking the other four out. Thank you so much for sharing these!
Ali Duke says
I already have one of these on my Amazon book wishlist, I will be adding the rest later. These books are all exactly what I need right now.
Lou Farrell says
I’ve got the badass one, and it is sitting on my to be read shelf, but I think I might have to add a couple of the others to the shelf too. Great post.
I’ve heard about some of these books but haven’t had the chance to read any of them. Love the sound of ‘The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck’
These all sound like they will kick my butt into gear! Thank you for the recommendations. 🙂
Mind beauty simplicity says
Thanks for the book recommendations! Def going to check these out.
I am loving these titles so much. I shall check one out.