What To Read If You Want To Change Your Life In 2018

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New year, new me. We say it every single year, but is it really true? Can you look back and say you successfully improved yourself from last year? If so, congratulations! Most of us forget to do it, but actually, it is possible. These self improvement books for women will help you get the motivation and inspiration boost you need to get things done. From exercise books that cause you to look deep inside yourself to non-fiction books that teach you a thing or two about working with people and creating the best version of yourself. Check out this list of books and be prepared to make the best of next year!

 

1. Make Things Happen 

Make Things Happen Planner available here

The Make Things Happen planner isn’t technically a book, but it will get your 2018 off to the best start. Each month has exercises to fill in, and inspiration to read and learn from. For the entire year of 2018, every month has a theme, and following that theme will help you be more inspired, successful, mindful and healthy.

You can also find it in a kit, complete with a desk pad and a pen – or even go one step further and get The Life Plan Box to help you plan your life. It includes the Make Things Happen Planner, the Getting Things Done Planner and a huge amount of things you need to plan your life out. Buy it here.

 

2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective people available here.

The book has sold over 25 million copies over the course of 25 years, and there is a good reason behind that. In his all-time classic, Stephen Covey has captured simple, yet profound principles that apply to personal life just as well as they work in business and entrepreneurship. Buy it here.

 

 

3. In the Company of Women

In The Company of Women available here

Grace Bonney’s book offers dozens of perspectives on success and leadership from women of all races, backgrounds, and ages. It leaves you with a warm feeling one gets after chatting with someone over a cozy cup of coffee. No self-help approaches and no one-size-fits-all success solutions. Just first-hand experience and endless inspiration. Buy it here.

 

4. Big Magic

 Big Magic available here

This is the book for you if you need a reminder to be more creative. Let’s be honest, you might think you’re not creative minded, but this book, by Elizabeth Gilbert, will convince you otherwise. You’ll realize that creativity is the key to getting what you want. You’ll know how to start good ideas and hang on to the little sparks of genius you have, while letting things go that are holding you back. This book seriously changed my life, and I don’t say that very often. Buy it here.

5. How To Win Friends And Influence People

 

How to win friends and influence people available here

The ultimate book of self-improvement, if you struggle with people – this book will get you back on track. It’ll teach you to be a better listener, a better learner, and develop better relationships no matter where you are, whether it’s at work or at home. If you want to be a people person next year and become successful by knowing how to communicate, buy it here.

 

How are you going to change your life in 2018?

 

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  • I definitely need to read at least one of these. I feel like 2018 will be my year. Maybe because it’s the year I’ll be getting married but I feel like it is time to step up and fight for my dreams. It’s never too late and you won’t know unless you try.

    The Lisa’s World

  • I’m absolutely up for reading the one on creativity. At the moment I’m straddling the whole student and being a freelance writer thing, and as I’m at medical school that means I’m often a little too clinical with my writing.

  • Yes I loved Big Magic, it was so eye opening! I love the idea of the make things happen book! Sounds right up my street xx
    http://www.pagesfrombeth.co.uk

  • These all look amazing, particularly ‘In the Company of Women’. I am definitely going to have to add that to my Christmas list! The planner looks pretty great too – you can never have too much helpful stationary!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  • Big Magic is a book i’ve been wanting to read for ages!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

  • Genya

    Great books! I will get some of them!
    XO
    http://www.lifeofmissg.com

  • These books sound so great! I’ve heard good things about Big Magic and would love to read it! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  • Kathleen Verbiest

    I read Big Magic and Dale Carnegie´s book, they are very recommendable indeed. So I put “7 habits…” on my book wish list, because you really seem to know what you´re talking about ;)
    Another book I´d recommend in return is “Playing Big” by Tara Mohr.

  • Pear Phongsawad

    I love self-help books! Adding a couple of these to my reading list to start off the new year strong. Thanks for sharing!

    XO
    Style by Pear

  • Patricia Magdalena Permadi

    I’m currently reading Big Magic and How to Win Friends and Influence People. These books are amazing and life-changing! Highly recommended ;)

  • I’ve heard so much about these books! I definitely should purchase a few. Also the Make Things Happen Planner seems so helpful and inspiring!
    Cloe x http://clxelouise.blogspot.com