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7 Most Inspirational Books That Every Woman Should Read And Recommend To Their Girl Friends

7 Most Inspirational Books That Every Woman Should Read And Recommend To Their Girl Friends

A great book can be life-changing. How many of the following have you read? Whether you want to feel stronger, more ambitious or more in control of your love life you should check out these awesome books written to inspire and guide women everywhere. If a book has really changed your life, don’t forget to recommend it to other women you know. Sometimes, one of the best gifts you can give someone else is the gift of knowledge.

‘Bossypants’ by Tina Fey

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    Tina Fey is one of the most inspiring women currently working in the entertainment industry. Her book encourages and lifts up all women, especially those trying to ‘make it’ in a creative field. Fey maintains that you haven’t really succeeded until someone calls you ‘bossy,’ and her story is a refreshing warts-and-all tale of one woman’s long, hard journey to the top of her profession.

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    ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg

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      Traditionally, women have been reluctant to take on leadership roles. Sandberg discusses why this has been the case, and encourages a new generation of female leaders to claim positions of power in their organizations. The book is a testament to what women can achieve when they discard outdated gender roles.

      ‘He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys’ by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

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        This book is famous for ‘telling it like it is’ when it comes to understanding men and dating. By instructing women how they tell when a guy isn’t into them, the authors empower them to move onto someone better who can deliver the relationship they really deserve. Once you have read this book, you will never again wonder whether a man is really ‘into you’.

        ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay

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          Many women carry around excessive emotional baggage that can stop them moving forward and going after what they really want in life. In this book, Hay demonstrates exactly how we can move past old hurts, live more peacefully, and create a happier future. No matter what has happened, Hay explains that there is every reason to be optimistic about what is to come. As long as you are willing to confront your past and put in the required effort, you really can heal your life.

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          ‘Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear’ by Elizabeth Gilbert

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            If you struggle with fear on a daily basis to the extent that it is preventing you from living up to your full potential, you need to read this book. Gilbert, author of famous memoir ‘Eat Pray Love,’ is an expert in teaching women how to push past their anxieties and create a life that truly excites and stimulates them.

            ‘Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself’ by Melody Beattie

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              Many women struggle with putting their emotional needs and well being before the needs of their relatives and partners. At the same time, they place too much emphasis on what others think of them. This book explains how to break free of codependency and to separate your own wants, feelings and desires from those around you. This will in turn make you happier, as you come to depend less on what others think of you.

              ‘Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life’ by Glennon Doyle Melton

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                This book will encourage you to accept that life is seldom perfect, and that it’s fine to be unsure as to what to do next! Learn how to accept reality and take healthy, pro-active steps to change your life for the better. This book will help you relax when it comes to the ‘big issues’ of motherhood, marriage, community and friendship.

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                Last Updated on October 9, 2018

                27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

                If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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                1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
                2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
                3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
                4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
                5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
                6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
                7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
                8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
                9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
                10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
                11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
                12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
                13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
                14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
                15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
                16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
                17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
                18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
                19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
                20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
                21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
                22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
                23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
                24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
                25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
                26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
                27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

                Remember:

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                It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

                If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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