One of my favorite ways to unwind from a busy day is to read. I love to dive into a book at least 60 minutes before bed to relax and have a little me time, since I cant do it during the day. I personally like real paper books vs. tablets to give my brain a break from electronics, but I have found that buying books digitally saves me big bucks. Don’t get me wrong I love love love the smell and cracking of the spine of a new book, so I do indulge myself in a monthly trip to the bookstore.
I know I’m not alone when it comes to the love of reading, and as they say when you are in toddler in grade school sharing is caring so I will share with you 3 books that have honestly changed my life. Some of these might be “self-help,” but I’ve never been one to shy away from “self-improvement,” as I like to call it!
Here they are:
1. The Virtues of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
I actually found this book while browsing the book store a few years back when I was going through a confusing, tough period.
Ayn Rand defines a new concept of egoism and points out that her definition of selfishness, or rational self-interest, differs radically from the common usage of the term. She does this in order to describe positive character traits, and make it possible to conceptualize the self-reliant, self-respecting independent man or woman, who lives his or her life for their own sake, without sacrifice on anyone’s part.
After reading this book and actually grasping the concept of living my life for my own sake and applied it, I believe this is why I am at my happiest right now.
2. Tantra: The Supreme Understanding by Osho
This book is all about understanding that you as you are right now, are totally and completely whole and ready for intense and profound living. The struggle is not with “finding out” how to do this, rather, it is understanding how to drop all of the illusions that stand in the way of you understanding this birthright. This book was so freeing, I felt incredibly lighter when I finished it.
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight
Sometimes in life you need to “care less.” That might sound harsh, but I needed that lesson to focus more on myself. This book was PERFECT for figuring out what was essential to me as an individual, and it gave me support to eliminate things—including people—that I didn’t need. Can’t recommend this more!
Has anyone read these? What books have changed your life?