After the holiday rush is over, and goals are set for the year, it is time to decompress a bit (hopefully!). The long winter months of New England tend to incite a longing to curl up with a good book. I don’t know about you but there is nothing like being able to sip a cup of tea, wrapping myself in a blanket and really diving into a book on a snowy day.
I also find that this is the perfect time to embark on reading self-improvement books that align with your 2017 goals. What better way to garner inspiration and motivation!
Here are a few self-improvement books that you may find hard to put down once you start reading.
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. If your primary goal centers on your career, this may be a good book for you. Lean In examines women’s leadership roles, and really empowers women to achieve their full potential. This book came out of a powerful TED talk she gave in 2010. Learning to advocate for yourself is one of the best things you can do to strengthen your career.
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. If your goal focuses on finding more happiness in your life, this book is for you. Rubin spent a year digging into scientific research and conventional wisdom to find what truly makes people happy. She found that ‘novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference’. This book will help you find what really matters to you, and uncover that joy missing in your day-to-day life.
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown. “You are enough!” This is one of the great takeaways from this book. Brown encourages us to really dig deep into our minds, hearts, and spirits to discover how to be comfortable in our own skin. In my opinion, once you can be truly yourself, the rest will fall into place.
These are the books on my radar. What books are you cozying up with this winter?