I thought I might talk about a different type of nutrition today. We feed our bodies every day but do we always feed our minds with good positive messages? There is a never-ending barrage of negative imaging entering our consciousness every single day, every hour of the day. We have to make an effort to find something good and positive to focus on because sensationalism sells copy. Kindness and goodness...not so much.
What books do you like?
As a child, I was a voracious reader. I loved to read happy kid stories like The Bobbsey Twins and historical biographies when I was in grade school. I also liked to read teenage mystery stories like The Happy Hollisters and others of that genre. Yes, I am THAT old! You may have never heard of those books but they're classics. (WARNING...these books were written in the first have of the twentieth century and may not be appropriate by current standards)
As I've gotten much older, I tend to read books that nourish my mind. I like self-development books that help me to keep my head in the game and manage my mindset. I also read books that help me expand my knowledge to become a better coach.
Some of my recent choices
I will either read the real book (no e-reader for me, thank you) or I'll listen to the audio book. Here are some books I have read more than once.
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins
- The High Five Habit by Mel Robbins
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- Limitless by Jim Kwik
These are a few of my favorite things (cue Sound of Music). I really enjoy reading books that bring me value. If that isn't your thing, go forth and read what makes you happy. I do.
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