Don’t be afraid to be spotted in the self-help section of your favorite bookstore. It only means that you’re open to optimizing all of your skills, including loving yourself. When you love yourself, everything else in life seems to fall into place, or not seem so bad when the going gets rough.Be your own shoulder to cry on sometimes, and get empowered by some solid reads
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
How many times a day do you say you’re sorry for something and you’re not even really sure why? Probably too many. Time to cut that out! Unless you’ve really wronged someone, take up your space, do your own thing, and do it unapologetically. Hollis’ rallying cry is inspiring, warm, and super motivating, so if you’re feeling meek, pick this up stat.
Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson
If body image is something you struggle with, this book is for you. If body image is not really something you struggle with, well, this book is still for you because it’s amazing. Kate Hudson overflows with confidence, but it may not always be that easy. This little read is chalk-full of tips and tricks to get your mind into a healthy, confident place to help you love your bod, and succeed across the spectrum as a result.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Brené Brown had a moment this year, like all year, and we’re not over it. Whether you need help processing vulnerability, feeling courageous, or owning your perfect imperfections, you’ll feel invincible reading this book. We encourage mini post-its to tag favorite lines.There will be many
Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
If you’re tired of anything remotely sentimental and soft, dive into this one. This book is about waking up, taking charge, and being your own hero. It’s self-love and self (tough) love all wrapped in one.
Radical Acceptance by Dr. Tara Brach
This book approaches acceptance and pulling yourself up from rock bottom from a Buddhist perspective, but you don’t have to be Buddhist to appreciate it and glean some serious eyeopeners, soul openers, and warm, loving vibes. It addresses insecurities, the idea of scarcity on many levels, and explains in clear, comprehensive detail Buddhist principles so that hey, you might learn a few interesting things that seem otherwise too esoteric to others. It’s a journey, so hunker down for the ride, It’s very worth it