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Five Books to Motivate Your Life

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We are over half-way through the year with many of us experiencing what is known as the mid-year slump.

Although the beginning of the year can feel energizing as we think about resolutions and changes we want for the year, by summer that energized feeling can be replaced by feelings of sluggishness and dismay as we realize we haven’t actually done anything we resolved to do.

So if you’re feeling sluggish and in need of some motivation to jumpstart the rest of the year, these five books can help!

Note to Self, by Gayle King

In this motivational book, Oprah Winfrey’s bestie Gayle King provides us with some inspiration as she asks famous people “what would you tell your younger self?”

In Note to Self, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast’s popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou, Note to Self may just give you the motivation you are looking for.

Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Feeling lost in a world where busyness takes center stage? This popular memoir follows Gilbert’s own path as she looked for meaning in her life – and ultimately found out who she was – by embarking on travels that took her to Italy, India, and Bali on a voyage of self-discovery.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, by Sarah Knight

Fed up of caring about what people think, pleasing people, saying “yes” when you really want to say “no” and generally wanting to gain control of your life? The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck will help you focus your energy on things you really care about.

Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin

Suffering from excess consumerism? Unable to fathom where all your money goes? Drowning in a sea of debt and clutter? Your Money or Your Life is different from most finance books in that it looks at why we shop, how we fall prey to marketing and the detrimental effects it has on not only our finances but our emotional wellbeing and the environment. Over the course of nine steps, Your Money or Your Life will help you evaluate and get a grip on out-of-control spending and put you on a path towards financial independence.

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

I bet at the beginning of the year if anyone would have asked you what you wanted for 2019 you would likely have said: “to be happy.” It’s something we all want, but for many of us, happiness seems elusive. In The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin resolved to spend an entire year of her life to being happy and details her journey towards happiness along the way.


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