Five Books That Will Change Your Life

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looking for some inspiration to start reading? These the five books that will change your life in ways you can’t even imagine- guaranteed or your money back.

From explaining how to make more money, adopt monk-like practices or just stop worrying about what other people think of you, these books will help you change many different aspects of your life.

Untamed written by Glennon Doyle.
Glennon Doyle left her cheating husband to marry to woman of her dreams.

Title: Untamed

Author: Glennon Doyle

Read if you: want to stop living based on other people’s values and opinions and start living on your own terms.

Published in 2020, Untamed is a memoir that covers the ups and downs of life highlighting the importance of not caring too much about what other people think. Spending seven weeks on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list, Untamed is a revealing and powerful read that tears down the carefully constructed ideas around what women can and should be in the world. 

Untamed advocates for reinvention and realisation of the discovery of ones true self- as cliché as that may sound. Covering Doyle’s personal journey through divorce, motherhood and mental illNESS this book is about self-acceptance and discovery.

You are a Badass at Making Money written by Jan Sincero.
Jen Sincero turned her life around and you can too.

Title: You Are a Badass at Making Money

Author: Jen Sincero

Read if you: want to change the way you think about money.

Reviewed by New York Magazine as, “a cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams”, You Are a Badass at Making Money was a New YoRK Times bestseller for all the right reasons.

This book is a practical guide to turning your life around thRough gaining financial freedom. Detailing how to master your money mindset and create clear financial goals, Sincero attributes stepping outside your comfort zone and being willing to change as some of the keystones to building financial success.

Think Like a Monk written by Jay Shetty.
Jay Shetty speaks from personal experience after living like a monk for three years.

Title: Think Like a Monk

Author: Jay Shetty

Read if you: want to learn how to train your mind for peace and purpose every day.

Written by social media influencer and ex-monk Jay Shetty, Think Like a Monk is a real life guide to finding ways to live a more meaningful life. 

Shetty lived the life of a monk for three years, waking up at 4 am and meditating for 4–8 hours per day. Shetty applies the lessons and insights learnt during this period after returning to a somewhat more conventional life in the UK.

Shetty asserts, “Discipline wasn’t joyless, it was a meaningful and powerful force to make an impact. Meditation wasn’t just a practice, it gave me clarity, confidence and focus. Empathy didn’t just apply to monks, it improved all my relationships. Mindfulness wasn’t just a tool, it was a way of life.”

How to Love written by Thich Nhat Hanh.
96 year old Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term ‘Engaged Buddhism’.

Title: How To Love

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Read if you: want an introduction into the essentials of mindfulness practice and to learn how to love yourself, others and the world.

How To Love is one of five pocket-sized guides to life by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Exploring the ins and outs of mindfulness meditation and the thorny question of ‘how to love’ this book is not to be missed. 

Thich Nhat Hanh distils one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; and deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

Atomic Habits written by James Clear
Not only does he write, James Clear is a weightlifter and (former) athlete.

Title: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Author: James Clear

Read if you: want to change your life one tiny habit at a time.

International bestseller Atomic Habits REVEALS changing your life starts with the introduction of tiny habits. Clear details how to make tiny, easy changes that deliver big results, break bad habits and stick to good ones, overcome a lack of motivation and willpower and many more practical tips on how to get 1% better every day. 

Most importantly Clear shows how to put these ideas into practice in real life allowing readers to accomplish more by focusing on less. 

Work your way through this list and you will be better for it. If you are time-poor consider downloading the audio book versions of these reads and listen to them while on the go or exercising.

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