Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Araceli

We've all heard the saying "you're perfect in your own way." Which is one of the truest statements that can be applied to anyone and everyone in the world. Another undeniable saying that we all are familiar with is "there's always room for improvement." These two statements seem pretty contradictory on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you might find that they can exist in harmony. We are always growing and changing, a lot of the time, for the better. But one thing we, as human beings, have a problem with is getting out of our comfort zones, which can often stop our growth process. Getting out of your comfort zone means more than just doing something risky or trying something new. It also means changing toxic habits that we may have formed throughout our lives. It means to become emotionally aware of how our inner monologue affects us and our actions, how our actions affect those around us, and putting in the work to make necessary changes. But where do we even begin? Well, lucky for us, Hoopla and CloudLibrary have wide selections of self-help titles to help you get started. To name a few:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Learn how to:

• Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);

• Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;

• Design your environment to make success easier;

• Get back on track when you fall off course;

...and much more. This is a popular title, so try out the summary if it isn't available!

The Four Agreements (summary) by Don Miguel Ruiz

The four agreements that Don Miguel Ruiz reveals are the following: Be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, and always do your best. How deep can you go into these concepts to improve as a human being? In The Four Agreements, the author goes into detail with each one of the agreements so you can fully take in all of them. Don Miguel Ruiz stresses that true happiness can be achieved by anyone, but you must first make an effort to evolve as a human being. And if you enjoy this title, you'll love the next one on our list for you!

The Five Levels of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Do you hold your beliefs? Or do your beliefs hold you? In this groundbreaking work, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. writes that we have all unwittingly made agreements about how we think we should live our lives and what we believe our personal truths are. But what most of us do not realize is that each one of these agreements represents an attachment, a limiting filter on who we think we are, and what our future could hold. The Five Levels of Attachment provides you with a measuring stick to understanding how tied you are to any belief, idea, or opinion. 

The Problem is YOU by John Burke

This book won't help you with self-defeating behavior. It's easier to spend your life procrastinating, sabotaging relationships, not finishing tasks, fearing failure, and keeping other bad habits than it is to change. Just stay the way you are.

This is how the voice of self-defeating behavior works on you. It works against your goals and interests in a way that you never get what you want. Opportunities are missed, your habits continue, your relationships don't flourish, and your life becomes one big regret. Inside The Problem is YOU: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Conquer Self-Defeating Behavior, we reveal exactly what these behaviors are and the steps to conquer each and every one of them. The result? A positive attitude, achieving what you want, and getting more out of life. Listen to this book today and free yourself from all the habits that are holding you back from living the life you truly deserve.

Change can be scary, but it is the only constant in life. So we can either fear it or embrace it! 


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