I love to read. Devouring books since my teens, I appreciate how a great book can change your life. For the better – if you let it.
Considering this, I have started the #2014BookClub – I’d LOVE for you to join me. Blogging about the books you love in 2014
Over the last two years, I have found myself reading material that has explored the area of ‘personal growth’. Fight the urge to snigger, there! It is possibly the worst title for a genre, I could ever imagine!
Once I accepted the amount of cringing, gasps of ‘I have done that’ plus the occasional teary moment, I decided that I would be a happier person, if I made some ‘personal changes’. Golly that sounds so pretentious, in many ways, however when something rings so true, you can not ignore it.
In short, several things happened to me:
1. I decided to love myself – by that I do not mean ‘I am soooo fabulous!’ More that I forgave myself, others too, for any and every thing that I still found carried within me. Let it go. Just let it go.
2. What truly made me happy? Happiness is such an emotive subject – shoes, cars, crap – none of these things fulfil you. Believe me, everything you need is already inside of you. What made me happier, it turns out is being more creative, active and grateful for everything I have in my life. If it’s not here – it will appear, if needed when the time is right. If it doesn’t rock up at any point then it’s not going to fulfil me anyway.
3. Embrace the positive - there’s more than enough negativity in life, no matter where or who you are. Be positive about yourself, others and everything. Stress decreases, arguments disappear and day-to-day life will love you back – in many ways.
4. Relinquish control - if ,like me, you work in a profession where ‘control’, ‘accountability’ and ‘culpability’ are frequent vocab flyers, then relinquishing the control of your private/personal life can be exceptionally liberating. People, situations, and heck, the whole planet, does work to its own schedule at times. Take a back seat to keep the front seat open. It will come – in its own time & manner. Keep an open mind, too – as packaging can vary!
I digress! This
is was supposed to be the first post in as series, reviewing/exploring books I have read throughout 2014. However, all these fantastic revelations came through a couple of books during 2013. Namely:
So, here we are! Fancy taking part in the #2014BookClub?
I would love for you to blog about books that you are reading in 2014 – I already have one soon to post about which has made me really open my eyes!
Pop a link into the comments below – or message me using my contact form under the ‘About me’ tab at the top of this web page – to join in with all the fun.
That would be wonderful!
Images from PInterest – I am not that talented!