It can be hard to get going sometimes. In the midst of a long to-do list, it’s very easy to lose sight of your goals or values. A lot of women do a lot of job-related work, do a lot of housework, and take care of their kids or parents, too. Not to mention any time you spend with friends or on your own. A lot of women’s lives are filled to the brim with things they have to do.
A motivational book can be a great way to give yourself a push, whether you’re stuck in your head or need some inspiration. If you want to change your priorities, a motivational book can be that life-changing magic that helps you do that. You can then figure out how to make your life fit more closely with what you want to do. Some women look for motivational books about a certain subject. Some people are more interested in the real stories of trailblazers who made their own unique paths. They want to know how they did it. Check out these best motivational books for women, and you’re sure to find one that will help you on your self-care journey.
Understanding motivation and self doubt in your personal life
Before we start reading books, let’s talk about what motivation is. When you’re motivated, there are two types of things that make you want to do something: extrinsic and intrinsic. One is better than the other at keeping you motivated for a long time.
Extrinsic motivation comes from the outside: It’s marked by praise and pressure from other people. People-pleasing, on the other hand, is the desire to get the approval of other people. This kind of motivation is only good for so long before you get tired of it and give up. Intrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is the motivation you have inside of you. The more specific you can be about why you want to do something, the more likely you are to stick with it. Doing something just to fit in or make others happy won’t keep you motivated for very long.
Why is reading motivational books effective for inspiring change?
Motivational books usually focus on helping you figure out what drives you on your own. When you read books, you can get advice from experts on how to achieve your goals, stay motivated for a long time, and figure out what makes you happy. Many books can also help give you real-life stories from women who have changed their lives, achieved goals or found happiness. The “why not me?” question isn’t so silly after all. Reading their stories, both their highs and their lows, can help you set your own path, embrace your best life, and overcome your own doubts.
Finally, motivational books and some of the personal essays in them can be read over and over again as you live your life and try to figure out who you are or what your life’s purpose is. You can read them again and again to better understand yourself and what drives you.
Motivational books for finding self love
Many women want to find self-love, confidence, and acceptance, but they don’t know how to get there.
It’s not possible for us to be perfect or have it all, so we have to deal with a lot of pressure from society to be that way. The more you work on yourself, the more likely you are to live a life that is true to who you are. These expectations can come from society, but also from your family, your partner, and your work place. Make your own little happiness project! Here are some of the best books for women who want to learn how to love themselves:
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
Brené Brown, an expert in shame research, has written a best-selling book about finding true self acceptance. In it, she talks about ten lessons that can help you embrace change and be more kind to yourself.
This book has interactive prompts that will help you grow and change your view of yourself. You’ll see them in each chapter as you work through it. In case you like Brown’s writing style, she has a lot of other motivational books, some of which are aimed at the workplace. You can read them for more ideas.
Be Unapologetically You: A Self Love Guide for Women of Color by Adeline Bird
Getting to love yourself isn’t something that just happens, says author Adeline Bird. It’s a process that requires hard work and learning to accept who you are. This self-confidence book is aimed at black women and women of color. It encourages people to stop judging themselves and become more aware of the gifts they have inside.
With this book, you’ll learn how to celebrate yourself for who you really are and find a strong sense of self-worth even when things go wrong and you fail.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Especially for people who like straight talk, this book has become a favorite in the self-help category for women who want to learn how to be more empowered.
Jen Sincero, a success coach, wrote this book. It has 27 short chapters of inspirational stories, practical exercises, and smart life advice for getting rid of self-doubt. In the self-help category, you usually don’t see books that are as edgy as this one.
Motivational books for love, relationships and sex
It doesn’t matter whether your goal is to be more in touch with your partner or with your own feelings about sex and relationships. There are a lot of motivational books for women that can help you.
Relationships and sex are the subject of the next set of suggestions. They help women become the authority on their bodies and themselves, as well as learn new ways to relate to and help their relationships grow.
The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate by Harriet Lerner
You can read this book by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., who is a well-known relationship expert and psychologist, and it can help you find your voice in your relationships and learn how to communicate in a way that will make you feel truly heard.
This book not only helps you better understand yourself, but it also helps you better understand your loved ones so that you can truly connect with each other. Rather than shutting down when you’re feeling the most vulnerable, this book can help you talk about yourself in constructive and kind ways, which will help you improve your relationships at the same time, too.
The Queen’s Code by Alison A. Armstrong
Heterosexual relationships are the focus of the book “The Queen’s Code.” The book looks at how society says women and men (and, as a result, husband-wife relationships) should be different in an effort to disprove the idea that women and men should fight against each other.
This book can get you to think about your relationship and how you interact with your partner so that you can have a more equitable, loving relationship. When you read this book, you will be encouraged to embrace the differences between women and men. This will help you find closeness and connection with your partner.
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
In this book, you’ll find the motivation to breathe new life into your long-term relationship and your sex life. Esther Perel, a psychologist who has worked with couples for 20 years, wrote this book about how to keep your desire alive in a monogamous relationship.
He says that with the right tools and mindset, couples don’t need to be stuck in the drudgery of home life. They can have a long, happy relationship that is both fun and playful, too