I want to share with you 5 books that ultimately helped change my life in 2018.
In one way or another, each of the following books have helped me gain:
& the methods,
that I needed to make big changes to my life in 2018.
These books helped me learn to:
grow, create, organize, be mindful, and surrender to the energy of the universe.
Below you will find the title, author, a small synopsis, a few of my personal takeaways -- and favorite quotes -- from each book!
Note: Each of the following book titles have a clickable link to the books on amazon, for your convenience.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
By: Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up guides you through the process of simplifying, organizing, & storing your possessions with the KonMari Method, to help you make your home a place of joy, peace, and clarity.
Learn to let go of anything that doesn't spark joy in your life.
Clutter can create chaos in your home and your mind, so make your surroundings as clear and peaceful as you wish your mind to be.
“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”
“No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.”
Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.
By: Ashlee Piper
Give a Sh*t gives you the knowledge you need to transform your life to live more sustainably when it comes to your home, closet, eating habits, grooming, and the rest of your life outside of your home. Ashlee Piper has done the research for you, and lays it out in an easy to read (or listen to, if you prefer audiobooks) informative book.
We need to be informed on all of the subjects Ashlee Piper covers in this book. We make choices constantly in our daily lives that have direct consequences to the environment, so why not do as much as we can to live better and protect the planet?
"We are the ones we have been waiting for!"
"Pick up trash you see on the street or at the beach, buy a homeless person a plant based meal, foster a senior cat, give someone struggling a job or a compliment, and, above all, lead by kind, cool, open-minded example."
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
By: Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass is a book for anyone who is ready to make huge changes in their lives. Jen Sincero teaches you to face your fears, take risks, realize your own potential, create your own reality, and even touches on the subject of making money. If you need a nice push to help you grow, and someone to lift you up, this is the book for you.
We are all badasses, and each of us has the power to control our own reality. We have everything we need, within ourselves, to create the life we want to live.
“What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”
“Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
By: Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic will give you the courage, and confidence, that you need in order to pursue your creative interests. Elizabeth Gilbert shows you how to confront with your fears, inspire new ideas, & act on them. Most importantly, she helps teach you how to take the stress out of creation.
Why do we fear judgement of our creations and ideas, when we are our own biggest critics? Don't be afraid; just be yourself. Create anything that comes to your mind. Express yourself to the fullest extent.
We are all amazing creatures creating amazing things, so share your magical creations with the world.
“Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”
“Own your disappointment, acknowledge it for what it is, and move on.”
The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
By: Gabby Bernstein
The Universe Has Your Back is full of personal stories from Gabby Bernstein that teach you to release the reins a bit and go after what you most long for. Gabby Bernstein helps guide you to learn to stop chasing life and truly live.
When you have the courage to surrender to the universe, you open yourself up to receive all that the universe has to offer.
The universe is constantly sending us signs to help guide us along our own paths, as long as we are willing to see and believe in them.
“It's the journey that matters, not the destination”
“In the midst of the darkness, grab a flashlight.”
“Your presence is your power. Be mindful of how your thoughts, words, and energy disconnect you from the Universe. And know the difference between what it feels like to be connected to the presence of your power versus what it feels like when you’re not.”
I hope you enjoy reading and learning from these books as much as I did. And remember, you are a badass, who can do anything they set their mind to. You have the power to change your life, and the world around you!
Much Love, Katie
Spread the Sunshine.