You are your own worst enemy. Who else has heard that many times before? With all the negativity in the world, it’s not always easy to block out the noise and focus on the positive. So how do you do it? There’s no quick fix and there’s definitely no easy way. It takes constant reminders to ourselves everyday to work towards that better, happier, more positive life we want. It’s easy to complain and blame someone or something else. I know, you know what I’m talking about. How many times have you complained today? Seriously, think about it. Every time you complain about something, write it down. It adds up fast.
We are always pointing blame instead of holding ourselves accountable. Now is the time to change. (You’ve heard it before: If not now, when?)
Let’s focus on what you can control; yourself.
I love reading. It’s something that over the years I’ve really grown to enjoy. A simple pleasure for myself. A few girlfriends and I even have a bookclub. I think it’s more of a way for us to keep in touch (one lives in Ottawa and the other in San Francisco). These stories tie us together. We take turns selecting a book and then discuss it over our group chat or a Facetime call (when we can all get on the phone).
While I love a good psychological thriller, books that have a deeper meaning and ways to better myself have been top of my to read pile lately. These books have been a great tool to help better understand myself and what I need to do to get out of my head and live a meaningful life.
The GLW team has created a starter pack of books to read to help you get on a good path. They are informative but not preachy. If you’re completely new to this, I’d start with “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”. Then dive into; ”Ego is the Enemy” and continue with the rest.
Feel free to reach out if you need some more recommendations! The GLW team is constantly reading and we have plenty more that we can share.
- Atomic Habits
- The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck
- Ego is the Enemy
- Daring Greatly
- Finding Your Own North Star
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What are your thoughts on a book club? Should we have a GLW Reads one?
What are some other books you’ve read that helped you? Leave a comment below!
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