If you haven’t learned already. I don’t know what I’m doing. These books have helped me to at least figure it out a little bit. I encourage you to check any of them out!
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Girl, Wash Your Face.
If you knew me in college you know I had an addiction to Diet Coke. This book helped me stop drinking it, and that alone should be enough for you to believe this book is magic. However, if you need more convincing I can tell you this, not only is Rachel honest, but she’s funny and she has stories that we can all relate to. Seriously if you’re a lady you need to read this. Biggest take away: IF YOU WOULDN’T BREAK A PROMISE TO YOUR FRIEND, WHY DO YOU BREAK THEM TO YOURSELF.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***
If humor is the way to your heart, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK is the self-help book for you. Mark not only is giving great advice but the book is engaging and flows in a way that keeps you turning the page. I seriously think that anyone who truly reads and grasps what this book is trying to teach you will live a better life. ESSENTIALLY, QUIT CARING WHAT OTHERS THINK AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.
How to Talk to Anyone
This book is definitely not as fun to read or humorous as the previous two on the list, however, if you ever have to talk to other humans I promise this book has things to teach you. As someone who is extremely extroverted, I still have social situations I hate being in. Ninety-Two is a ton of tricks, but even if just a few stick you won’t believe how often you use them. Take Away: PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES, IF YOU ARE GENUINELY LISTENING TO WHAT THEY’RE SAYING AND ASK GOOD QUESTIONS, THEY WILL REMEMBER A GREAT CONVERSATION EVEN IF YOU DON’T.
My former roommates probably just laughed out loud. Actually any of my friends who have ever shown up to my place without giving me time to first clean up. To say it nicely I’m a slob. However, I really do think this book helped me. This book moves away from traditional organization advice and towards how to actually live a more “tidy” life. Let’s just say I got rid of 5 garbage bags of clothes before I even finished this book and personally as I type that alone is enough to make me want to read it again. Biggest Take Away: I NOW FOLD MY UNDERWEAR. (Ask Lauren Wells)
Make Your Bed
The shortest book you’ll read. It was originally a graduation speech from University of Texas in 2014. Start with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 and if you dig it read the book. What I learned: IF YOU MAKE YOUR BED IN THE MORNING, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS THE REST OF THE DAY YOU’VE ALREADY STARTED OFF BY ACCOMPLISHING ONE THING.