We are in the 2nd month of 2017. How has the new year been going for you so far? I would say it has been going good for me. Last month I discussed self care and shared my self care kit. Reading can be a form of self care so I have been upping my reading game. 3 books completed in the month of January. Hooray!! To be honest, I didn’t think that I could finished 3 reads in a month but it happen. I started with one and work my way to the third one. I would say the content of the books played a significant part in the completion of this goal. Here are the 3 that made the cut for my January’s reads.
Have you ever felt rejected or unloved? Lysa uses her life experiences to help you see how rejection had impacted her as a person and how it intertwined in the beliefs and thoughts she had about herself. You are able to take the journey with her and along the way you find yourself relating through your own life experiences. She shows you how she finds healing through wisdom from biblical scriptures and helps you see how you can find your healing too. Throughout the book, you will find yourself stopping, digging, and self reflecting. Through this process, you are able to find your road to healing. I will say to have a journal or notebook ready. I used mine a lot. I enjoyed Lysa’s writing and this is a book that I will read again.
My sister got this book for me and I am happy that she did. Do you find yourself stuck or stagnant? This is a good book to read for MOTIVATION and ENCOURAGEMENT. I had to put them in all caps because Steve does a wonderful job motivating & encouraging the reader to go after their goals in life, whether it be career, entrepreneurship, or relationship wise. Jump can be applied to many situations. I mean, you will want to take the jump after reading. Through his life experiences and faith in God, he shows how jumping, taking a chance, & not giving up got him where he is today. He doesn’t just share the not so good moments when he started out but he shares the not so good moments after he achieved success and how he made it through them. When I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. Each chapter kept me wanting more. This is a must read.
Grace Not Perfection
Do you find yourself constantly in the hustle and bustle routine? Do you ever slow down, simplify things, and enjoy life moments? Do you just keep going going and going? Emily shares through some of her life experiences how it is important to slow down and simplify things. She shares how it takes giving yourself grace to be okay with doing this and utilizing the word “No.” I especially enjoyed the chapter on giving your person or spouse grace also. She also shares very helpful organization and planning tips. Overall, I enjoyed the book and love that there were pages filled with worksheets. This book gave me the opportunity to look at my life and see how important it is to give myself grace. I did realized that I do not give myself enough grace and I need to work on that. And for that I am grateful.
I didn’t want to say too much about each book but I have been inspired by all of them. Did you read any books in January?