Positive books for every reader
I'm sure i'm not the only one who hasn't been in the best mental space lately. I don't think a global crisis is cause for an increased amount of positivity. As if a worldwide pandemic has been the only thing to happen to us this year, right?
It was one of my "New years resolutions" to read more and I am very much enjoying this one compared to other years #resolutions. As each month of 2020 has tried to top it's previous, in an almost "hold my beer" kind of way, the last thing I want to be doing in completely focusing on what all the medias have to say. Local, national, news and socials. All on top of an election year, no thank you. As if people don't already have enough trouble getting along.
All 3 of these have a faith component which for me has been necessary. If I want to get my mind right, I have to talk and connect with He who created it.
Many of you may have heard of the Miracle Morning, being it's an international bestseller and all. It sounds rather cliche, "The 6 habits that will transform your life before 8 am." But, I would be lying if I told you there haven't been major benefits to my mental health since adding these to my daily routine. They don't always get done before 8 in the morning but they happen. My biggest take away from this is journaling. Every single day. Your thoughts don't always have the best intentions floating around in your head and writing them out can be a huge release of stress. I have even discovered upon pouring out my surface level thoughts, I recover the more real underlying anxious thoughts. Some of these may seem SO obvious, but knowing and doing are two VERY different things. If you are a WHY person like me, this one will tell you all about what to do and WHY you're doing it.
Any Bianca fans out there? AHH, she is so amazing. If you have ever heard her speak or listen to her preach on any podcast, you know she's spicy. She's sassy and she knows how to connect with the modern. She is so relatable, which is why I love Play With Fire. You've been through some stuff? You've been mad at God? You have felt left out, alone, forgotten? GIRL, HER TOO! What you're thinking and feeling guilty about, she's saying it. This book is truly the best way to get a fire under your butt and overcome your struggle. I will link some of her speaking because you HAVE GOT TO listen to her! [Ps- this book is free with kindle unlimited and audible!]
Speaking of struggles, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is probably one of my most favorite books I have ever read. I don't want to give anything away but at the same time there is SO much to this book, giving anything away would be miniscule. Even my husband read it and he doesn't read anything outside of the Outdoor News. For him to pick up a book consistently is not of this world. It gives you every reason to do all the things you thought you couldn't do. Again, it sounds cliche but if you want to know things about you that you never knew before, this is the experience you want to have. There are no comfort zones here and that is something worth appreciating. [Also free on audible!]
Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorites? I am always looking for a good recommendation!