Self Development books

Five Books for Self Development

3rd June 2016 by naffy

Self Development books There is the notion when you become an adult, you have your life put together. If I have learnt anything from entering my twenties is that, this is not always the case. In fact it can be the complete opposite. There have been times when I have never felt so lost as I have within my twenties. I know I am not the only one which is why I wanted to share with you some books I recently invested in to help gain a bit of perspective and help shape the life you want to lead. Here are five books  for self development.

Letting Go by Emma Woolf
I am a bit of a worrier,there is no going around that.  I know it is important for me and my mental state to sometimes relax and just let go of the things which I have no control over which is why I found Letting go by Emma Woolf to be useful. Using her struggles with food, Emma discusses letting go and just taking a step back.

Feel the Fear and do it anyway by Susan Jefferies
Every recent graduate needs this in their life. When you leave education you are suddenly exposed to this big daunting world full of possibilities. The key is not to let the fear you naturally fear stop you from moving forward. Fear has a way of holding us back (something I will talk about later on in another blogpost) and can prevent you from reaching your potential. With Feel the fear and do it anyway Jeffries provides you with practical tips and tricks on how to combat this.

Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
If you are a creative person, this is the book for you. As a writer Liz has been through all the different stages you experience as a creative person from feeling discontent to achieving success. She also talks about the inner peace being creative can give you. It is a real eye opener and I found myself yelling yes, preach throughout the entire of Big Magic.

The next two books are both recent buys and I am still working through them. I will do fun reviews for those of you who may be interested but I felt they deserved to be mentioned in this blogpost.

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

I bought this book on recommendation from my beautiful friend Holly. As someone who wants to do all the things, project management can be difficult. In the Checklist Manifesto Atul talks you though project management and how successful people manage to do the things they set to accomplish.

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tobode
This book is possibly the most personal book from all the books I have mentioned in this post. Since leaving university, for a number of reasons, I have struggled with food. (more on this potentially later on in the year) Intuitive eating teaches you how to be intone with body. Listening to what your body needs at the moment in time. our bodies are fantastic vessels which need to be nurtured and cared for properly. If you have struggled with dieting, restrictive eating  or are interested in gut health, this is worth a read.

I hope this helps those of you who, like me are on the road of self discovery. It is not a quick process but I hope this helps you get to the place you want to be in life.

If you have any self development books you have found useful let me know! Send me a tweet or leave me a comment with your recommendations.

  • Yev
    5th June 2016 / Reply

    Excellent topics. Gotta read and most importantly take action. One of the best ways we can learn some of these concepts for self development is to be aware of ourselves as we go through each minute of life. It’s not always just thinking about it but actually doing and adjusting as we get feedback.

    • naffy
      5th June 2016 / Reply

      Totally agree. action is the main point of self development.

  • Ursula
    6th June 2016 / Reply

    I enjoyed your selection of books for time management to mindful eating!! I have long let go of that fascade of being “totally together” which causes unrealistic expectations esp for women!