There’s nothing that changes my mindset so quickly and efficiently as written word does it. I like the motivational speeches as much as the next person, but they never are at the same level for me as books and blogs that I will read. Obviously, as the theme of this month is Productivity, those recommendations are meant to push you straight into action.
If you want to have a look at more of self-help section I have already written a post in the past about some of those and you can check it out here.
This book is one of my favorite things to reach when I need a quick boost. It’s very life-coachy, so it is not so to the point like other ones I will recommend in this post, but I think it’s a perfect foundation to build a healthy mindset on. And if you have a healthy mindset, everything will eventually fall into place, as the mindset is everything. This book is a perfect read for people who feel a bit down or bad about themselves. Or have a bit of the self-hatred attitude going on – it can be a lifesaver for situations like that. A great read for anyone who struggles with an unhealthy mindset.
I love this one! It’s such a simple principle and this book just lays it out for you perfectly. One of my favorite books about productivity. It can be confusing – because you probably thinking ‘how productive can you be if you do LESS?’ – but the whole point is to do less, but to actually do the right things, that bring the most results. Although, be careful with that because sometimes we think that some things are important because of how society conditions us, but they actually aren’t. For example, you might think that meditation it’s just a fluffy everyday ritual that doesn’t matter that much but actually – personal growth is your mindset and your mindset is everything. Amazing book for anyone who is overwhelmed by the amount of stuff on their to-do list.
Such a great book! It might be pricey, but it’s worth every penny! The only one thing you need to get out of the bed in the morning. It’s amazing for anyone that is either depressed, paralyzed with anxiety or paralyzed with shame or struggling with other mental problems. Or if you aren’t feeling like it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they are good for everyone to read, but especially for people who suffer from mental problems – it’s important to read self-help books and inspire & motivate yourself every single day. Summing up, this book is amazing if you are struggling to get out of bed every day and you feel resistance to starting things.
Another amazing one. And it’s free – woop, woop! It’s 77 ways to get yourself motivated kind of book. It can be very helpful when you are broke and in the pickle – it really pushes you to action. Now, it isn’t anything too special, but like I said – it’s free (ebook version) and includes a lot of techniques that most of you probably know, but still, it’s good to get a refresher on them. It’s a great book to get some inspiration towards a lot of motivational techniques.
This is easily one of my favorite book about time management. Easily! I always set 12-week goals and I recommend you to do the same. This book goes into depth about why exactly this is a more efficient way of doing things and gives you tons of amazing advice about setting goals and achieving them. This is some grown-up time management advice. It might be a bit of a hard read for people that are younger than 20, but if you will take your time to truly grasp its gist, you will be unstoppable. I haven’t to this day found a better time management method and I did study time management for about 4 years now, so I think this is your best bet whether you are just starting or trying to find something that will finally WORK. It is important to note that even the most amazing time management method wouldn’t work if your mindset is all over the place, that’s why I recommend getting that checked out first. A great book if you are looking to switch up your time management methods.
Another one of my favorites. This truly inspirational method of laying down a foundation every morning for a productive day. It might be a bit hard at first, to wake up one or two hours earlier, but it is so rewarding you won’t miss that time sleeping. The author provides a great insight into the reason why he recommends all those personal growth techniques. Each has a story attached to it which makes you realize it’s importance. Overall, very motivating book if you want to start to waking up early.
This is a true classic productivity booster book. Every single time you will finish the chapter you will have so much motivation to just start managing things according to the book’s directions. Great to give you that kick in the butt that everybody needs from time to time. If you use the advice it contains you could seriously tidy up your schedule and just generally sort out all your delayed tasks, you had never done even though you said you would. It’s also a great system if you are feeling overwhelmed and like everything is in your head – it helps you take some stuff down, so they won’t clutter your mental space. It is a great book if you struggle with starting things but never finishing them.
I really liked reading this one, as it’s just so interesting. It’s filled with lots of different tips and tricks, mindset improvement tools and little stories from Carrie’s life that were just really great. As much as I loved reading it, I gotta say – my OCD mind wasn’t too happy with how the book was constructed, but it’s just a totally personal thing. But it is definitely worth to check it out, as it’s a unique, one of the kind, motivational mindset changer if you fancy something different.
This is the one I was very weary to put in here, as I liked it quite a bit, but it isn’t the book that is going to resonate with everybody. I kind of low key hate the title as well. It doesn’t change the fact that the story itself is pretty good and it did give me a bit of a kick of motivation, so it’s all good. I seriously recommend to purchase the audiobook though, as it’s not really that important to have a physical copy as like I said – it’s more like an inspirational story from rags to riches – just in real life – a type of read. It’s a great, easy going book for anyone that just needs that little push.
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Have you read any of them? What are your favorite productivity, time management or motivational books? I’d love to read your recommendations! Leave a comment to let me know, as I’m on the hunt for more!
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