motivational books to read

We could all use a little pick me up! We love to curl up with a good book as fall approaches, so we’re listing our top 5 books to stay mindful and motivated as the weather changes. Read on for a little added motivation for school, work, and whatever life throws at you with a cool-girl zen attitude!

Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life by Ruby Warrington: We love a fashion girl (obvi) and this book is all about fashion writer Ruby Warrington’s journey into the spiritual world, in which she talks about how you can love fashion, lead a fabulous life, and still delve deeper into spirituality and mindfulness, all with a very Carrie Bradshaw-esque voice!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo:  This has become an instant classic for a reason! Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo gives you a thorough guide on how to get your home clean and tidy, and better yet, keep it that way! She goes into how only keeping items that bring you joy will not only keep your home neat, but ease your mind. Trust us, it will change your life (or at least motivate you to pick up your clothes all over the bedroom floor!)

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-A True Story by Dan Harris:  If you’ve ever wanted to get into meditation, this is the book for you. Best known as a news correspondent who had a panic attack live on television, Dan Harris describes his struggles in this funny and interesting guide on how meditation can change your way of thinking and contribute to your overall happiness.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale CarnegieConsidered a classic in the self-help genre, all of the practical advice in How to Win Friends & Influence People still holds up today! It’s a step-by-step guide to success in whatever you desire that will definitely give you a new, more positive outlook to get that promotion you’ve been eyeing!

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg: Wanna be a boss babe? Sheryl is your girl! This super-motivational book by the female COO of Facebook breaks down how women can take action to achieve their full potential, take risks, and build satisfying careers!

Feeling inspired yet? Let us know what you’re reading in the comments below!


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