If you’ve been following me for any amount of time then you know I LOVE LOVE LUUUUUUV to read. For the past decade I have almost completely pulled away from fictional reads and have solely been reading books on health & self-help. I wanted to share with you what’s on my list for motivational books for 2019.
Some of these came out at the end of 2018 and the “honorable mention” at the end is a book that I bought last year and have yet to read.
My Top 6 Motivational Books for 2019
I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. They weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a “big bet,” take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear.
I recently started this book and cannot put it down! Whatta Prick totally aligns with how I look at diabetes. Sure you can look at diabetes as this horrible thing that happened to you and be all ‘woah is me’ ORRR you can look at like ‘I am so lucky that this is something that is totally manageable and I can still live a normal, long, healthy life with it.’ Both mindsets don’t change your situation, but one will most definitely make you happier and more grateful.
Here’s the official summary:
Whatta Prick specifically examines the head game of living with diabetes. In an uncensored, no B.S. how-to guide, Adam Schreiner delivers a four-step system helping you to: Handle the ups and downs that come with living with diabetes, Break the sequence of negative thought patterns that lead to diabetic related anxiety and depression, Build a better relationship with diabetes and the conditions in your life, Understand how your attitude towards your state of health affects your ability to manage your diabetes. By the end of Whatta Prick, you will have a new perspective on diabetes, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Let’s get to it!
Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!
Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.
Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.
James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.
I hear SO many recommendations for this book, especially from women bloggers & influencers, so of course, I had to add it to my list. Here is the official summary:
Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness. She argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”
When we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
Any Goods Ones That I Missed?
Let me know what’s on YOUR reading list (any genre! new or old!) for 2019.